Voices of Motherhood

In our Voices of Motherhood Contest we asked members to submit an article on How Motherhood Has Changed You or How You Changed Motherhood.  With over 140 entries, our judges had their work cut out for them but were finally able to narrow it down to these top ten. Take a moment from your day to read these stories that will make you laugh, cry, nod your head in agreement and leave you feeling inspired.

Invisible Woman

I endure daily reminders that I have grown unimportant. If I’m no longer the person I once was with priorities, outside interests and work then who am I?

by: Maia Gibb

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Full Circle Motherhood

I'm not changing the definition of what it means to be a mother. Yes, what I'm doing is special, exhausting, powerful, invigorating and filled with oozing diapers and countless pots of tea but I haven't done anything that hasn't been done before me.

by: Liz Hastings

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They're Just Shoes

While shopping for kids’ shoes, this mom learned that not every decision must be difficult. Free from her life-long anxiety she embraced imperfection.

by: Stephanie Phoenix

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Lost and Found at Target

I will choose to focus on all I can do, all I have accomplished, and all the chances that lay ahead. At least today.

by: Aviva Zukerman Schure

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Supermum

A sleep-deprived, emotion-filled and totally honest mummy of two under two surrenders her dreams of Supermum to spend a day in bed.

by: Lauren Wood

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The Joy of Being Kicked

When an unexpected pregnancy rocked this 22-year-old’s world, she responded with fear, shame and sadness. But baby’s first kick changed all that.

by: Katie Bickell

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Honoured to be His Mummy

After her three-year-old son passed away, Heather Hamilton continued to share his story. His strength and spirit inspired and changed her forever.

by: Heather Hamilton

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my sister had my baby My Sister Had My Baby

A MUST-READ STORY BY YMC MEMBER KARMA BROWN!

by: Karma Brown

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Living Through Miscarriage

Being a mother to a baby who has died is a uniquely painful and simultaneously numbing experience.

by: Alexandria Durrell

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How Motherhood Made Me Popular

When her son turned two, this mummy’s calendar filled up. Now she’s rocking the toddler social circuit with play dates, dance parties and new friends.

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