2016 Voices of Motherhood Winners

Motherhood is... many things. It is funny and traumatic, tiring and wonderful - sometimes all in one day! It is an experience like no other. Right?

This year we were excited to announce our fourth annual Voices of Motherhood writing contest. We asked moms from all over Canada to submit stories based on our 2016 theme: Truth or Lies: What I've Never Said Before. 

We received over 190 stories - stories that made us laugh, cry, and nod our heads in agreement. No matter how varied our experiences, we had one thing in common - motherhood. Our judges had quite the task choosing only 10 winners from the collection of beautifully written stories submitted but they were up to the challenge. We now present the winners to you here, and hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

To celebrate and commemorate all of these writers' hard work and beautiful words, we put together a free downloadable PDF of all the winners' stories. You can download it here.

Happy Mothers Day to you, from all of us at YMC.

     
Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
Presenting the winners of YMC's 4th Annual Voices of Motherhood writing contest - 10 funny, heartfelt, and truthful snapshots of motherhood.
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by: Erica Ehm
Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
Voices of Motherhood 2016 Grand Prize Winner
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
Voices of Motherhood 2016 First Runner Up
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
Voices of Motherhood 2016 Second Runner Up
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
Motherhood is a mirror. And it hides nothing.
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
I tell myself that I am being paranoid, but then again, my period is two days late.
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
June, I'm pregnant. I know it. I said it to George but I don't think he believed me.
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
“Just? Ha ha. Oh believe me, my daughter is not ‘just” anything.”
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by: lori ross
Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
There were no good options, but I still had to choose.
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Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
This is a well-known truth about becoming a mother: you risk losing yourself.
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by: Andrea
Voices of Motherhood Winners 2016 | YummyMummyClub.ca
It is possible to have it all. You just need to have the will to make it happen.
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by: Maia Gibb
Meet the presenting sponsors responsible for the great prizes in our 4th annual Voices of Motherhood writing contest.
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Can you believe the incredible panel of women who will be reading your stories?
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