Category: Mothers of Magnitude

Lessons I learned from clicking my positive thoughts

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Clicker Kit in exchange for this article. A week ago today I opened my clicker from BillionClicks.org and began clicking my positive thoughts. What I learned surprised me. I’m a big advocate of positive thoughts and didn’t think I’d learn so much about my self and my family, especially not quite so fast. I attached my pink clicker to my wrist and began clicking. It was slow at first. Right away I noticed it was much easier to think positive thoughts about the other people in my life than it was to think positive...

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Do you know how magnificent you are?

As I was blow-drying my hair yesterday I was thinking about you. I wondered, “Do you know how magnificent you really are?”  I hope you can answer “YES!” but I fear your answer really is “no…” When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  What do you really see? Sometimes (OK lots of the time) I see the crazy hair I’m fixing or the dark circles I’m covering up. I see the lines on my face that weren’t there before. I see the way past pregnancies have changed my body, my skin. My eyes often look tired....

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We can do Hard Things

As moms, we can do hard things. I always knew I can do hard things. But it wasn’t until my third pregnancy that I really understood my own strength. I was laying on my back, looking at a fuzzy black and white monitor and flashing back at me were TWO heartbeats. In that single moment, life as I knew it changed forever. Never in my life did I imagine myself as a ‘twin mom’—I think some little girls do. Not me. But alas, I would be. Every single day I focused on growing healthy twins to term while raising my other...

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Please Don’t Judge

In a recent article I wrote for Motherhood Matters, I talked about 3 ways to increase your self-worth as a mother. Some of my advice was don’t compare yourself to others and admit there is no such thing as a perfect mother. Though I know many people enjoyed the article, I was saddened by some of the comments a few readers left behind. (I know, I shouldn’t read the comments. I’ll try not to next time.) Working Moms attacked Stay At Home Moms.  Stay At Home Moms felt the need to defend themselves. Happy Moms felt they needed to...

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Mothers of Magnitude Manifesto

WE ARE WOMEN OF GREATNESS. We were once lost in our divine role as Mother but have found ourselves again. We know we are of great importance, first to ourselves and second, to those around us. WE ARE NOT PERFECT AND WILL QUIT STRIVING FOR PERFECTION. Reaching full potential is not the same thing as perfection—there is no perfect. We vow to do our best, knowing our best is good enough. We will not judge another MOM’s best because her best is also good enough. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF DREAMING BIG. We will not let society make...

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