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I am a step mom

Many say that the being a mom can be a thankless job…. A lot of doing for others with no thank you or appreciation.  Why do we keep doing it?  Why do we keep giving and giving for days/months/years without a thank you?  I believe it’s in our nature.  We... read more

Finding my Happy Place

Lately I have not been in my good place as much as I like to be and usually am. Different elements in my life have been allowed to creep in to make me feel this way. I say ‘allowed’ because usually I am able to keep most of this at bay and not let it affect me for any... read more

Difficult conversations with your kids

This definitely came to mind when I was thinking of things no one prepared me for when I became a mother. Really scary right?!?  Am I saying the right thing? Giving the right advice? There are several topics that may come to mind when I say this; and the sex talk may... read more

Mother Guilt (part 3)

There is no emotion more powerful, or devastating, than Mother Guilt.  It sits on your shoulder like a nagging, mean witch-like thing.  Maybe I sound crazy to you, but I think any mother knows what I am talking about.  Mother guilt is there to remind you every day... read more

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

By Samantha Montpetit-Huynh I often talk to Mom’s Groups (groups of expectant mothers or new moms, babes in arms) who come to learn about all the stuff their doctors never told them. You know: the leaking, swelling, aching fun stuff they neglect to tell us about when... read more

What did you learn from your Dad?

HAPPY (belated) FATHER’S DAY!! What is your best memory of your Dad? While it is well recognized what an important role mothers have in a child’s life, I find that a father’s role is sometimes undervalued. There is a reason while nature requires a man and a woman to... read more

Meditations for Busy Moms

By Samantha Montpetit-Huynh When I tell people that I meditate, I often get “I can’t do that” or “I wish I could do that” or sometimes just “the look,” the one that says “Are you crazy?” People just can’t imagine what it’s like to sit and do nothing. I get it.... read more

Kjære mamma

Happy Mother’s Day to you mamma Both of us are now mothers of adult children.  Despite what I may have thought before, I realize mothering never stops.  We never stop loving, worrying, caring, helping, wishing the best and at times feeling we could have or would... read more

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Samantha Montpetit-Huynh Every year I get excited when May comes around. Not only is the weather getting warmer, spring is clearly in the air, but Mother’s Day is eminent and it’s my time to feel special. It has been a tradition for a few years now that we make... read more

I lost someone special…

Last Friday my Uncle died.  He had been sick for the last while, but I didn’t realize how sick.  My dad phoned me to tell me.  He was his brother and that is probably the first time I heard my dad be emotional on the phone. He passed away in a hospital, with his... read more