Brave Mom

Mothering Isn't for the Faint of Heart

How to keep calm and be courageous
Mothering Isn't for the Faint of Heart
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No matter your motherhood story, we think you’ll agree: motherhood takes courage. Welcoming a child through pregnancy, adoption, or foster care takes guts. Caring for an infant for the very first time? Some of it is instinct, but some of it is pulling up your big-girl pants and doing the best you know how to do—even when you feel like you don’t know anything at all about caring for your little bundle of joy. Potty training? They should give out medals for that monumental task. And for caring for minor boo-boos or waiting anxiously for important news from a doctor, stroking your teenage daughter’s hair when she doesn’t make the team, or encouraging your frustrated son when he fails his driving test. For healing your child’s broken heart . . . at any age.

This mothering gig is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve been following our Brave Mom series, you’ve read

We hope this series has emboldened your spirit and given you courage for the journey. Now, we invite you to take action on your newfound bravery.

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Mothering in the face of your fears is one of the bravest things you will ever do. We want to celebrate that bravery together. Let’s shine a light on those fears that keep us awake at night. And by bringing them into the light, let’s face and overcome them together.

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