I wrote this post in participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Motherhood gifted me with a newfound appreciation for women – mothers in particular. As I stepped into motherhood, I felt more connected to my own mother’s experiences of raising my brother and me – countries away from her incredible support system. How in the world did she do it all with such grace and beauty?
With motherhood came a greater concern for the plight of mother’s internationally. Motherhood also greeted me with an unnamed code of cohesiveness among the moms that I crossed paths with for the briefest of moments. Mothers who helped pack up my belongings in the park during my first outings with my newborn and toddler. Women who communicated so clearly without words when I stopped to hold a door or offer a seat on the subway.
I have been lucky enough to know incredibly exemplary women in my life. They are my family, my friends, my neighbors, and others that I know from a mere passing encounter. The sort of people who ignite the part of me that wants to be the best that I can possible be, for myself, for my family and the greater good.
Motherhood brings new ground to navigate nearly every single day. And while this journey is inherently glorious – it is also meshed with mistakes, mess, and overwhelming moments. Many times, the most challenging of life’s circumstances give room for true strength and wisdom to emerge.
Remember to connect with the exemplary people in your life – the supporters, the believers, the unstoppable mothers. Know that no woman lives free of uncomplicated moments and those struggles do not define us.
The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® are inspired by all the things that Mothers do and are inviting moms to share their knowledge in the form of tips and tricks that help keep them going. By joining the conversation and posting tips and tricks to the MOTRIN® Facebook page under each week’s Kelly Ripa question video, Children’s MOTRIN® will donate $1 to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit helping mothers keep their children safe. Also look out for weekly giveaways of $100 gift cards simply for posting.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES & D.C., 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion ends 11:59p.m. ET 12/28/14. Sponsor will donate $1 for each approved Submission made as part of the promotion, with a minimum donation of $30,000 and a maximum donation of $50,000. For Official Rules, and complete details, visit www.unstoppablemoms.com. Sponsor: McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. To learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide visit safekids.org.