Mother’s Day is typically a day to shower the maternal role models in our lives with love, praises and gifts.
For some it’s a day to remember their mothers and grandmothers who may be gone physically but whose memories and legacies live on.
I spend the day with my family – my mother, aunts or girlfriends who are on this journey of motherhood alongside me. But there’s a fleeting moment when my mind drifts to an unknown place to focus on an unknown face.
After I gave birth to my youngest son, I was adamant that I was done. Our family was complete. Shop was closed. After a very trying pregnancy – physically, mentally and emotionally – there was absolutely no desire to experience those not-so-joyous 30-35 weeks again.
In September 2010, when my youngest son was 2 years old, I found out I was pregnant. I experienced a roller coaster of emotions – many not so positive.
May is one of my favorite months for so many reason but mainly because of Mother’s Day and the opportunity to celebrate motherhood! Becoming a mom has definitely changed me for the better in so many ways. Each of my children has helped to shape a different aspect of my life and I’m a better person overall.
Yvonne over at Empowerment Moments is hosting her very first blog series “
Happy Monday Divas!!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Today, I’d like to introduce you all to our next participant in The Divatude Challenge 2013! In her words, Janeane lays out her goals for the upcoming year:
I describe myself as a Superwoman, aka a wife and mother of four. I created the blog Janeane’s World in order to share the thoughts,
World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th of each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.
According to the March of Dimes, a premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Premature babies can have more health problems and may need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born later. More than half a million babies are born prematurely each year in the United States.
I often think of those moms who accomplish so much during the weekend – shopping excursions, redecorating, yard projects, arts and crafts fun, laundry, etc. – and wonder…
Seriously? Where do they find the time? The energy? The motivation? All of the above? After struggling through 5 working days my weekends are usually filled with sleep, stuffing the necessary clothing in the washing machine, more sleep and attempting to keep the front room clean in case someone decides to pay a surprise visit.
The “giving season” is quickly approaching us. I say that somewhat sarcastically because I truly believe that giving should be a year-long affair – not just something focused on from Thanksgiving through Christmas but that’s another soapbox for another day 😉
Seriously, there is more focus on giving during the next few months. Especially to make the holiday seasons more bearable and enjoyable for those less fortunate than many of us – whether it’s financially,