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Posted by Michelle Horton
I can’t remember where I was when I heard the breast cancer diagnosis, or how she told me. I can’t remember the thoughts that ran through my head, or how I responded.
All I remember is the murky fog that quietly settled over my life, muffling sounds and dulling…everything. The thought of cancer lurking inside my mother’s body, threatening to take her so effortlessly, so casually, was unbearable.
And then a few weeks later — the diagnosis stinging like a freshly opened wound — I found out that I’d soon be a mother myself.
That’s when the fog felt suffocatingly thick.
And yet my mother was strong enough for the two of us — bravely barreling through tests and multiple surgeries, all while holding my hand and listening to my darkest thoughts.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
There’s a beautiful quote from the spiritual leader Osho (also know as Rajneesh) that goes like this:
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
I love it for its profound, yet simple truth. Motherhood has transformed all that I am. The birth of my firstborn brought about a newness to life and to my role in this world. This Mother’s Day, I celebrate and reflect on all that Motherhood has given me…
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
You know how people say that you can never truly appreciate your own mother until you become a mother yourself? Well, that statement is absolutely 100% true. I always thought my mom was pretty great, but it took becoming a mother myself for me to really take note of all the little things she did that helped to shape me into the person I have become.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
Calling all shutterbugs: May is National Photography Month! If you’re ready to capture your pregnant glow on film, take a look at these beautiful maternity photos to show to your maternity photographer to spark some ideas. I’ve rounded up some truly gorgeous finds from around the country… which one will be your favorite?
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to focus for a minute on just how fantastic our own mothers are. Of course we are all working hard to be good mothers to our own children which deserves to be celebrated of course, but I think it is also worth taking a moment to celebrate the mothers who got us to where we are now as mothers ourselves. I asked 13 beautiful and talented mamas the following question: “What do you hope to pass down to your child(ren) from your own mother?” and it was so lovely reading their answers. Everyone answered this question a little bit differently, which is quite the testament to the uniqueness of mothers and how wonderful they all are in their own ways.