#31Mothers: Danielle S

“I had given up some youth for knowledge but my gain was much greater than my loss.” This quote by Maya Angelou perfectly describes  my motherhood journey. For me, being a mom has meant the ...

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#31Mothers: Shelley

  Motherhood has taught me SO much. Mostly, to be kind to myself – things will never, ever be perfect, and that’s ok. Being a parent is about constantly evolving and growing within. It’s about ...

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#31Mothers: Deahtra

Motherhood has been a complete whirlwind. I went from a very well organized spontaneous young woman who had tons of time for herself and her husband to learning how to be (me) all over again.  ...

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#31Mothers: Karen

 photo by Kimberly Swanson Photography I was diagnosed with melanoma while I was 5 months pregnant with twins. It was on my stomach, in my belly button, to be precise. People think of sun and skin ...

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#31Mothers: Erika

There came a point in my life where the deep desire to make a difference in someone else’s life became an intense priority. I found myself as a single mother of two young children, going ...

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 #31Mothers: Jess

My husband Ben and I started our family like most couples a few years after we were married. After a period of infertility, our son Samuel was born. We completed a trifecta with 3 amazing ...

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#31Mothers: Saira

The world is not their oyster. November 8, 2016: Racism won.  Sexism won.  Xenophobia won.  Ignorance won.  Misogyny won.   Trump won. November 8, 2016. The day I knew the world was not my brown kids’ ...

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#31Mothers: Rasha

  Editor’s Note: Meeting and interviewing Rasha was an experience I will never forget. Rasha and her family had arrived in Denver, Colorado just 10 weeks prior to our meeting, after a four-year long process of ...

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#31Mothers: Molly

  Several years ago, after a long winter of taking care of my three little kids and not taking very good care of myself, I got sick with bronchitis. Weeks after my course of treatment ...

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