Today marks the first of what I hope will be many features of motivational and inspirational moms. There are so many of you out there with incredible stories, of how you do it all, and how you get through each day with the toughest job on earth, caring for children. Whether you are an expecting mom, a working mom, a SAH mom, a grandmom and everything in between, this blog is for you. I want to share your stories and hopefully spread some inspiration, encouragement, and hopefully some laughter to all the moms out there…because god knows there are days when we ALL could use a little inspiration.
With that being said, I am so pleased to introduce you to our first MOM, Heather Spohr. I came across Heather, actually yesterday, when I was spending my day procrastinating and following the buzz around the Blogher convention on Twitter (bosses please don’t be reading this blog today). She has an incredible story, one that I have been reading for the past 24 hours, and one that inspired me to start writing this blog TODAY, after weeks of putting it off (wow, maybe procrastinating is more of a regular occurrence than I thought). Ok, enough about me, Heather who is a popular blogger and web personality was at the Blogher convention to speak about the unthinkable, the unexpected loss of her child Maddie. After a difficult pregnancy, Heather and her husband Mike welcomed a beautiful baby girl, who was their life. Heather chronicled every special, funny and memorable moment with Maddie on her blog, and gave us a glimpse in to her life as a mom. After, Maddie’s passing, when most of us would shut the world out, Heather has let the world in, and continues to shares her life, her pain, her process of grief, her commitment to supporting parents and babies in the NICU, and most importantly continues to share Maddie with us. Heather does this all with all with grace, candor and even humor. Heather’s courage is what makes her our pick for our first Motivational Mom profile. I encourage all of you to read her blog and see perseverance personified.
Are you a Motivational Mom? Or do you know one? If, so let us know , we want to share her story and her inspiration.