Motherhood Monday Spotlight

I have been hosting a weekly series on the topic of motherhood called #MotherhoodMonday. There is a group of moms who participate weekly, and now that we are over halfway through the 12 weeks series, I thought I would finally introduce you to them all. This group of mamas has been wonderfully supportive towards me and each other, and I feel very grateful to have met them. So enjoy each little snippet of their lives, and then go see what I mean about each of them being wonderful. …

Postpartum Awareness

This post first appeared as a guest post on The Motherhood Journey blog written by me. After you read this post, do me a favor and check out Ashley’s blog. She writes about the transition into motherhood as a pospartum doula, so she is very supportive and uplifting. So you just birthed a baby out of your own body. First of all, you’re a superhero! Second of all, forgive your body for what it is about to go through for the next couple of months. You will soon experience feelings and emotions you’ve never felt before. Why is this? The...…

Motherhood Mindset

Scrolling through Facebook, I saw this quote - “It’s not a cult; it’s a community.” Now it wasn’t in reference to motherhood, but come on moms, we know it could easily be. We’ve all felt like our house is run by a tiny, sadistic cult leader who demands followers to wake up at 3:00am to decipher his grunts and screams in order to figure out what he needs in order to allow you a couple more hours of sleep. As long as you have children living at home, this might never change. But maybe you’ve searched through message boards for...…

Blogging During Motherhood

Happy 2 month blogiversary to The Mother Blog! So here’s the deal, I’ve been doing this pretty comfortably for two whole months! I’m obviously an expert on the subject now. Except not really. I’m still digging my heals in the ground on adding certain features and joining certain sites to really make my blog explode. Why? Because I’m scared that the shift from “blogging for fun” to “blogging for money” will change the routine I have. I have not read up on how to juggle these two things: blogging and motherhood. But I have developed my own ways to juggle...…

Motherhood Miscommunication

Motherhood is not just the relationship between mother and child[ren], but also about the relationship between mother and father. No matter what your official relationship is with each other: friends, dating, married, separated, or divorced, if you’re both in your child’s life you must have a solid plan for communication. One of the worst things you can do for your children is display negative and harmful communication. …

Five Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages were developed by Gary Chapman as a way to help couples connect with one another. Acts of Service - performing a task for another person Physical Touch - being in close physical proximity and physically touching another person Quality Time - spending valuable time together Receiving Gifts - giving thoughtful gifts to another person Words of Affirmation - giving an encouraging word or a compliment My husband and I took the test to discover our love languages when we were engaged to be married. I retook the test in order to write this post, and my...…