Once upon a time, I was brave. But, then I became a Mom and all of that seemed to evaporate. But, I am learning how to re-define bravery. It can come in many different forms and bravery may look a little different for each of us.
Read all about what I think Bravery looks like when you’re a Mom on my post on Mamalode. Better yet, share it with a Mom you love and admire, or maybe someone you know is going through a rough patch. It might inspire them!
Now, speaking of being brave. I’m looking for guest bloggers for a new series I want to start on my blog every Saturday. I’m pretty excited about it! This series will be about motherhood and how it has changed you…or your need to be “perfect”.
It’s inspired by my post on Mamalode. I’ve realized that motherhood changes us all. Sure, there are the stretch marks and the constant bags under our eyes from lack of sleeping, but I’m talking about changes that maybe the outsider doesn’t see. We all learn good, positive things in the process. I want to hear from you how motherhood has….
Changed you for the better.
Made you overcome the need for perfection.
Made you braver in some way.
We all have a different story, and a different experience in this motherhood gig, and I want to hear about yours. When I started this blog, I wanted to be a voice of reason, humor, and honesty. I’d love to hear your experiences though!! It can be funny, serious, whatever!!
If you are interested in blogging for my new series, then I will forever be your friend.
Trust me, I’m super loyal.
Email me at email@example.com
Great idea! I think I would have to be so brave just to write about this topic 🙂 I was just telling a friend the other day that being a mother is the scariest thing I’ve ever done! It took six years to conceive my two year old daughter and then this past fall I lost a baby at almost 3 months pregnant. After these experiences I realize what a delicate thing life is. The person I love most in the world is such a fragile little human and I am responsible for her growth and safety. Wow! Yes, being a mother is scary, but the deep love for our babies is what makes us brave enough to meet the challenges.
Well I’d love to have you Carissa!! Email me if you’re interested!! And life truly is delicate, that’s for sure. 🙂
Meredith IS loyal everyone. She’s stayed loyal to me even though I vanished for several months from blogging overload. I hope a lot of you sign up:)
Thanks Michelle! 🙂
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
Absolutely LOVED that post n Mamalode! I recently wrote a post about whether being a SAHM sets a good example for my three daughters. (i.e. telling them they can do anything, but I do “nothing.”) I never thought of being a mom as something brave, but it truly is! Thanks for that! And, I would love to guest blog for you sometime!
Thank you Lisa! That means a lot to me, actually. I sometimes just feel a little trapped by being a SAHM. I think, here I am educated, and could be doing so much more. But, the truth is, I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing, and it’s a brave choice to sacrifice so much of ourselves. We shouldn’t discount that! I’d love to have you guest post. I’m filling up my calendar quickly which is amazing!! I could put you down towards the end of March or first of April if you’d like. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Lynn says
Loved your post on Mamalode! My mother in law once told me that I’m either the bravest or the most foolish person she has ever met because I flew 5200 miles to spend 6 weeks with someone I never met before. I’d like to think I’m brave for doing that and not foolish because that 6 weeks led to a beautiful marriage 7 months later. I don’t do brave things usually, but when it comes to sticking up for my children, you better believe I will do it. I would be interested in doing a guest post for you (see, that’s a brave thing I’m doing right now- putting myself out there and trembling on the inside!)
Awesome! Email me Ana, and we’ll talk. 🙂
Nicola Young says
I would be up for doing a guest post. I’m a reformed ‘Monica from Friends’ character, who has had to let a lot of things go since having children (and I’m not just talking waist line either).
Ha! That’s funny! I’d love for you to guest post. I’m scheduling out in May already if you can believe it! Email me at email@example.com and I’ll put you on the schedule. 🙂
Tales From The Motherland says
Way to go Meredith! Some of my bravest moments, have been as a mother. There’s no “once upon a time” about it, you are still brave! I love that you’re doing this. Dawn
Thanks Dawn!! I’ve had a good response to this!! It’s been awesome!! Would you like to contribute?? 🙂
Megan Lisica says
These are great! Being brave is very hard and necessary 🙂 I sent you an email with a link to a post I wrote about bravery…
Stacey Landau says
I am a single mom who actually stumbled into being a mother. I’d love to be part of this and be inspired by other single moms.
Hi Stacey! I am not a single mom myself, but I did have a guest post by a mama that is a single mom. It’s one of my most popular posts! I’m not doing the series right now with the holidays, but feel free to email me (it’s in my about me page) a blog post, and if it fits, I’d be glad to have you share your experience with us! So glad you stopped by!
Erica Ellingson says
Do you think I could write a post about what not to say to a mom/couple when they miscarry a baby?