• When is Being a Mother Going to Be Enough?
  • And Baby Makes 9 {HBA4C In Australia}
  • A Birth Story of an {Emergency} C-Section
  • Plan Your Baby Moments {Baby’s First Year}
  • Natural Hospital Birth {Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome}
  • The Births of 2 Miracle Babies {2 Preemies, 2 NICU stays, 1 Strong Mother}
  • Breastfeeding and the Workplace
  • Morning Snuggles with Babies and Pets
  • A Natural Hospital Water Birth
  • Capturing Sweet Memories

When is Being a Mother Going to Be Enough?

by Mrs. BWF on July 24, 2014

The short answer is, it always has been.

Mothers, we have the hardest and most important job. It’s that simple and true. That job alone is monumental, ever changing, priceless and too great to put in a status update. It’s THAT big. 

On top of this, we work, serve, sleep little, support our spouses, and take on extra responsibilities. 

We need to slow down. We are over doing it. I completely put myself in this category too. It is unhealthy to never slow down, to not sleep enough, and to not enjoy the small stuff.

We all know how hard days can be and that life is not perfect. We already have enough to work on without adding to our load. What we seem to have forgotten is that our purpose in life is already HUGE.

It’s OK to use our talents for other things, of course. I do! However, while I feel ‘balance’ is a word we chase without ever catching, we can prioritize. We really can. We may say we are too busy or that we can’t because of x-y-z, but we can.

It’s a choice.

It feels like a hard one. I have gotten very little sleep the last few years with post partum depression and working on BWF being my best “excuses.” As I watch friends, acquaintances and people in general overdo it, I realize I am as well. I don’t want health problems, or to not be present with my children. For what? A few extra dollars or recognition? To be able to glorify being busy?

No thank you.

Raising my children to be amazing, successful, loving adults is the best thing I can do for this world. It is the best thing you can do for this world. It’s the best thing we can do for each other.

By slowing down, I have gotten more rest and sleep. My anxiety is reducing and I am truly enjoying ‘normal’ days with my family.

Go on lazy walks, take naps or watch a show while your kids rest, have a playdate with a friend, go to bed early, spend less time on social media, have a date night with your spouse, etc. Be present for YOU.

We can do other things, but we must take care of our minds and bodies and prioritize. I hope that I can continue to do this and inspire a few of you to do the same. 

And remember, you don’t owe anyone an explanation. Only you and your spouse/partner know what is best for you and that even changes as life does. We can’t begin to explain what we have been through or are going through to justify our choices to others. So simply just do what is best for your family.

birth without fear

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And Baby Makes 9 {HBA4C In Australia}

July 12, 2014

“I thought you might be interested in my HBA4C from last year. I have 9 children with 3 vaginal births, 4 cesareans, hospital VBA4C and a HBA4C. I’ve experienced many ups and downs during my labours and births. I am committed to sharing my birth stories to help give others strength and confidence that they […]

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A Birth Story of an {Emergency} C-Section

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Plan Your Baby Moments {Baby’s First Year}

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I recently posted about this new rad camera Canon sent me. Check it out here. I am an iPhone picture taker, but having this on hand has been a game changer! Canon Canada is releasing a new app to help parents capture sweet memories of baby’s first year! This time is such a flies by so quickly, that it’s easy […]

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Natural Hospital Birth {Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome}

July 7, 2014

This is the birth story of my son Sawyer Emerson Karli. It is a story about standing up for myself, even when, especially when, things don’t go exactly as planned.  My husband and I had talked about wanting to have children early in our relationship.  It was something we both really wanted and I wasn’t […]

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The Births of 2 Miracle Babies {2 Preemies, 2 NICU stays, 1 Strong Mother}

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In 2009, at the age of 18 as a senior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I remember taking five pregnancy tests in the bathroom of the restaurant I worked in because I couldn’t believe it was true. Over the next few months, we began to prepare for our unexpected bundle of joy. […]

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Breastfeeding and the Workplace

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***When I wrote my piece on community support and its effect on breastfeeding, we had a huge request for a follow up piece about breastfeeding and the workplace. So mamas – here it is!*** Breastfeeding in today’s social climate is sometimes an uphill battle. Not only do we encounter booby traps from the media and […]

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Morning Snuggles with Babies and Pets

June 4, 2014

Lily Rose’s fur brother, Murdoc, is not much of a snuggler, but when it comes to his baby human he won’t pass it up! This is what morning nursing looks like at our house! {Sarah} Updated picture! Still friends.

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A Natural Hospital Water Birth

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My story really begins from 36 weeks pregnant. This is when the “challenges” began! Up until this time, everything had been going smoothly, and I was feeling fantastic. Then, at my 36 week appointment with my OB, she informed me that a blood test she’d gotten me to do previously had come back showing I […]

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Capturing Sweet Memories

May 24, 2014

Recently Canon Canada contacted me about their Rebel SL1 and a new app they are launching. They asked if I’d like to try it out. Now, I’m a 100% iPhone pic kind of gal, but thought, “Hey, why not? I have a lot of kids and am always around cute babies!” I started playing with […]

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