Besides the blooming flowers and the bright green buds that adorn the trees (and besides being the one time of year it’s cool to post this JT meme), May means Mother’s Day, and here at The Mama Sagas it means the #31mothers series.

Every day in the month of May, The Mama Sagas blog will feature a different mom every day, sharing a story from her motherhood experience. Every one of these mamas is a at a different point in her journey, but each of them is inspiring in her own way.

The stories in the #31mothers series show the power of motherhood to transform something about our lives: our work, our perspective, our approach, our path, our relationships or even just the course of one day. My mission is to build a digital village of mothers who celebrate honesty, humor, vulnerability, and the real nitty-gritty that no one warns us about. These stories will hopefully expand our view of motherhood, break down stigmas, and show us the potential we have to change the future through the children we raise… and how they raise us.

It’s no secret that motherhood is effing hard. It’s isolating at times and comes with a huge identity shift. But I believe with the right resources, a community of mamas surrounding us, and enough humor to give ourselves grace in the becoming, we can leverage that identity shift into something greater than we ever imagined, both individually and collectively.

I hope you’ll visit the blog each day in May to check out the amazing women of this year’s #31mothers series, and I hope they inspire you to look for the opportunity each day presents. Have a happy Mother’s Day month – you are a great mom.

It’s not too late to share your story. If you want to be featured on The Mama Sagas blog, email themamasagas@gmail.com.

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Saralyn Ward is an award-winning writer, wellness advocate, and mountain mama. She is the founder of The Mama Sagas, writes for several publications and hosts a regular parenting TV segment on Colorado's Everyday Show. When she's not huddled over edits, you're likely to find Saralyn climbing peaks or skiing down them, and reminding herself that the two little girls that call her mom are not the boss of her.