• Prepare-For-Motherhood
    Guest Features,  Momma Love,  Parenting

    5 Things the Military Taught Me That Prepared Me For Motherhood

    Guest Feature By Willy Burden www.youareequipped.com My senior year in high school, I was faced with a decision: to go to a 4-year university or to join the military.  To make a long story short, I chose the latter.  Going off to the military seemed like the best choice for me because I wanted to get away from home, leave everything behind, and start on an adventure.  Besides, the Air Force recruiter convinced me to join because of all the military benefits. One that interested me the most was college tuition assistance.  Fast forward to September of 1997, I was shipped off to boot camp without any inclination of what…

  • How-To-Help-A-Mother-After-A-Loss
    Guest Features,  Momma Love,  Pregnancy Loss

    How to Help a Mother After a Loss

      How to Help a Mother After a Loss By: Ashley Mitchell from the Happy Homeschooling Mum and the Irish Lily Doula There are a lot of things I have learned through my journey of being a mother of a stillborn baby and also as a baby loss doula for four years. Five years ago my daughter passed away at 25 weeks gestation, no rhyme or reason. Since that journey started I have done speaking engagements on one specific topic pertaining to this situation, How to Help a Mother after a Loss. There is no end to this for mothers like us. There is no ending period, we live with…