motherhood

Mom Perspective: Top 9 4th grade lessons learned

Mom Perspective: Top 9 4th grade lessons learned

It’s the last day of school, I’ve put my girl on the school bus for the last time this 2016-’17 school year. So we’re here, that time of year when this mama pulls together a list of the lessons learned throughout the school year. As we close out this chapter on 4th grade, I’m slightly […]

Doulas: Tiny miracles, big job

Doulas: Tiny miracles, big job

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Erica Shea Jamie Canning does a big job for some pretty tiny people. She is a doula, and while her focus is on caring for a mother and family through pregnancy, birth, […]

100 reasons why we “LOVE” mom

100 reasons why we “LOVE” mom

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Jamie Beeson Mom’s always there to spit clean the lunch remnants off your face. She works tirelessly to get everyone to smile for a family picture, even if the end result is […]

The heart of motherhood

The heart of motherhood

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart photos by Jana Graham Photography   Moms: no two are exactly alike, no two do the “job” just the same, yet Mom is a wearer of many hats, you might […]

The enthusiastic champion

The enthusiastic champion

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Jamie Beeson Thomas fiddled, Thomas wiggled, and Thomas was always in another world. Sitting next to him in class was a test of focus. He was always doing SOMETHING, but that something was […]

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

this guest post is brought to you by Elizabeth, pre and postnatal exercise specialist and natural childbirth educator The gray cloud that looms over many mothers is not talked about often enough.  Postpartum depression effects up to 20% of mothers in the US and up to 40% of women in developing countries, and the consequences […]

Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

This originally appeared in the pages of the July 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  With just a month left of summer break, it seems as though we’re faced with two realities: The official downhill slide of summer vacation. Refrains of “I’m boooooored! There’s NOTHING to do!” gaining momentum. Ahhh, […]

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Here we are. Less than two months away from becoming a family of five. In case you are wondering, we did not plan it this way. Baby Brooklyn Olivia will be our biggest and best surprise. For exactly one month we will have three children (three girls mind you) under the age of four. We […]

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