Mother’s Day is a bitter sweet day for me and has been for some time. I actually have two mothers, neither of which are part of my life. That can be a bitter pill to swallow on a day devoted to showing mom how much you love her. But I am a mother now myself and having this amazing little girl who calls me mom more than makes up for the hurt of not having a supportive and loving mother myself. I am committed to being the best mom I can possibly be.
So, I have a story written about my mother and one day soon I will publish it but now is not the time. Because it is not a feel good story. It’s not a Mother’s Day story. But, fortunately, there are plenty of other women out there that do have stories to share and I am thrilled to be able to bring them to you in this Mother’s Day Story round up! So grab a tea or a glass of wine and a box of tissues. Be ready to cry. Be ready to laugh.
Stories From Moms
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Dear Mama To Be
Paradoxically you’ll feel more powerful and more vulnerable than you’ve ever felt in your life, all at the same time.
Dear Biological Mother. I Have Two Words For You.
Since losing Alexander, I can’t imagine choosing to live without your child. I feel connected to all that you no longer have.
A Body Only A Mother Could Love
Now three years and three children later, I stare at my body in the mirror. It is no longer the beautiful body I grew up with, but replaced with a strangers body.
The First Time They Say “I Love You”
Being pregnant and hormonal at the time, he had me near tears and I still remember the emotions of the day…
But I Am Not Done With You Yet
You think of every last time, hold it in your hand and turn it around: was that the last? was it good enough?
If Your Daughter Could Meet You
I wish I could have played with you when you were younger…
Before I Became a Mother
My nails are in need of tending, my downward dog could use a lot of improvement, and some days, I’m in WAHM hell.
Ten Things I Love About Motherhood
I sometimes tickle my daughters just to hear them giggle. It is such an infectious, happy sound.
My Mother My Best Friend
All I could think was; she’ll never see me walk down the aisle, I never gave her any grand babies…
Imperfect Motherhood is Par for the Course
I have felt like a monster after snapping and losing my temper with my little one.
I Am Not Perfect
I don’t always know what I’m doing, but you trust me without question.
The Birth of a Daughter and a Mother
I was never that little girl playing house and pretending to be a mommy. I was too busy climbing trees, building dams, and pretending to be a Transformer