A Birth Mother’s Story: Finding Hope

Adoption raises complex emotions for everyone involved. When people think about the adoption process, their minds often center on the adopted child and his or her new parents. The birth mother is also an extremely important part of the adoption equation and shouldn't be overlooked. Her emotions run deep and they're just as varied as those of the newly united family.  Last week, a birth mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared the bittersweet side of her adoption experience. This week, she's sharing the hopeful side of her story. ~Jessi I've spent the last five years since the … [Read more...]

Anne’s Story

This weeks' Mama's Story Wednesday post comes from my pal, Anne. We met via the Twittersphere and became fast friends. She's a fabulous photographer (check out her blog), a funny mama, and oh so clever. She friggin' cracks me up. When she told me she'd like to share her story, I jumped at the chance. Thank you, Anne, for sharing with us all. And now... Anne's story... I’m a big fan of Jessi’s. I love her writing style – it’s a perfect combination of smart, funny and eloquent. A few weeks ago, I checked out her blog and noticed her feature focusing on mom stories. Prior to this point, I … [Read more...]

Lindsay’s Story

I'm so pleased to present to you another "Mama's Story" Wednesday.  This post is from my bloggy bestie, Lindsay, of A New Breed of Mom. She's a total sweetheart, super supportive, so funny, completely genuine and we have a ton in common. I'd go into it more, but she tells it better than I do. Thank you so much, Ms. Lindsay, for sharing with us. Just a Mom…Seeking to Encourage and Inspire Other Moms to Dream Big My name is Lindsay Williams and I am the woman behind A New Breed of Mom. I am a 'has been' single mom who's always been a working mom, a wanna-be stay-at-home mom, learning to … [Read more...]

Nikki’s Story

On Wednesdays, I'll be posting insightful, inspirational true stories from women who are working on reclaiming their identities and finding themselves again. Today's post is from a lovely lady named Nikki, who inspired me to start these guest posts. I thank her for her courage in sharing her story. It wasn't easy for her, but I know everyone can take something valuable away from what she has to say. And by the way, all of the photos included are from her personal collection... "When Jessi first asked me to write a guest blog, my first thought was how flattered I was. Then came the feelings … [Read more...]