#34: A Tribute to Mamas

May 6, 2020 | Parenting, Podcast

 In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m sharing a compilation of reflective blog posts I wrote after my first child was born. 

Some of my parenting philosophies have changed, but these personal essays reveal the emotional struggle of a new mom with a colicky baby.  My son, who is my firstborn, was a challenging baby to say the least. We spent hours soothing him.  And it was during this time that I began a little blog called Counting My LITTLE Blessings.  It was a way for me to deal with the emotions I was experiencing being a new mom and navigating postpartum with a fussy baby and a husband who was away for work much of the time. 

Since writing these posts, I have grown so much and learned so much as a mother and person.  I have no doubt changed over the past 6 years and continue to do so.  And now a mama of 3 littles, life sure is different.  We are still in the weeds, as all mamas and daddy’s are when you’re kids are young and so dependent on you, but the advice and perspectives I share in these posts are worth revisiting as we approach Mother’s Day.

If you are a mom to someone, keep doing what you’re doing.  You’re making a difference in a child’s life, no matter how hard it can be at times.  Inspire those around you and they, too, will inspire others.

Highlights & resources below.


{3:20}     12 Weeks  Counting My LITTLE Blessings blog post published 3.23.14

{17:07}    3 Realities  Counting My LITTLE Blessings blog post published 4.6.14

{28:58}  Dear Huck  Counting My LITTLE Blessings blog post published 5.11.14

{30:39}  Encouragement for Mamas



The original blog posts can be found here:

12 Weeks

3 Realities

Dear Huck


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