I didn’t plan on endometriosis in my happily-ever-after

By Mary Carmona, Guest Writer Once upon a time there was a little princess who grew up, found the perfect man at the age of 21, enjoyed a blissful two-year relationship and, on her 23rd birthday, a gorgeous and stress-free wedding. Over the next seven years, she had two precious girls and three perfectly behaved … [Read more…]

The hardest part of being a foster mom

By Candace Peera, Guest Writer I like to take Christmas decorations down by myself when I can have time to think and reflect on what has happened over the last twelve months.  More importantly, I try to imagine how life will be different when I take them out again. Last year at this time, I … [Read more…]

When your motherhood story doesn’t begin like you thought it would

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor for Mothering Beyond Expectations What did you feel when you saw those two lines, that plus sign that told you life would never, ever be the same again? I was in my matchbox-sized bathroom of our rental house, pants around my ankles, shaking when I found out. I was … [Read more…]