Voices of Motherhood 2015 Winners

Motherhood is a tapestry of voices woven together to create an experience like no other.

Earlier this year YummyMummyClub.ca launched the third annual “Voices of Motherhood” contest. We asked mothers from all over Canada to submit their story based on the theme “Stages of Motherhood: Past, Present, or Future.

We received over 100 stories - stories that made us laugh, cry, and nod our heads in agreement. We opened our hearts to the different experiences these women had, all with one common bond – motherhood. Our judges had their work cut out for them but were finally able to narrow it down to these Top 10.

We hope you enjoy these as much as we did.


Announcing the winners of YMC's Voices of Motherhood 2015 Writing Contest!
by: Erica Ehm
I carry stones in my pockets so that if an experience or a place strikes me as something she should have seen or felt I lay a pebble.

They call it “the sandwich generation” as if something as innocuous as a sandwich could even begin to describe the stress of being pulled in every direction.
She placed her daughter into a stranger’s arms – the baby was wrapped in pink and carried in her tiny, premature heart, all her mother’s hope.

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Where was I when my children were conducting stormy symphonies and corralling dinosaurs?
With a squirming toddler clutched in one arm, she handed a stack of boarding tickets to the Army Major...
by: J Meehan
I remember my mother – busy in her mothering, constant in her love – and feel reassured that I’m getting it more right than wrong.
Finding Myself on the Kitchen Floor
Nearly eight years ago, I became a mom. And every notion I had of mothering a newborn went out the window.
When my daughter climbs in my lap and covers me in kisses, that’s when I realize that I am the one to be envied
Learning that you will soon be holding a precious newborn made me realize how much I miss that time in my life...
The last time I saw my Mom was about twenty five years ago...