How I Became a Mother

Read about Houston Moms Blog’s series ‘How I Became a Mother’!

In honor of National Adoption Month, Houston-based foster mother, Amber, shares her experience in her journey to adopt.  Describe your family before considering becoming a foster parent. What led you to consider being a foster parent? I have always loved children...
It's not every day that you meet people with an incredible capacity to LOVE. To give love. To share love. To open up their hearts and their home to the greatest love of all, a child. A child that...
Dear Third Child, I'm sorry in advance. I know this may seem a little premature to say especially since you're busy kicking away in Mommy's tummy {perfectly content with our tasty dinner of BBQ sandwich, avocado, and chips}, but trust me,...
I was one of those people that had sort of always considered adoption. For most of my life, as long as I can remember, I have thought about adoption.  I have been intrigued by adoption.  I remember clearly the adoption...
To say my family's journey to the NICU was unexpected would be an ENORMOUS understatement. If you had told 8-month-pregnant-me, reporting for her last day of work for the school year that I would be holding my first baby...
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. To me, a birth story is like a good book that I can’t put down. I love to hear how these amazing little creatures are born. No birth story is the same, and that’s...
Misty's Story Oh, my story.  Like all of our lives, my story is filled with ups and downs.  But none more than my journey to becoming a mother.  And guess what?  I. Wouldn't. Change. A. Thing. It all started with marrying...
Lauren's Story Becoming a mother was always part of my life plan.  But, life doesn't always go according to plan. After a year of trying with no success, I decided to see a fertility specialist.  The first doctor I saw completely...
{Click image above for more beautiful birth stories in this touching series.} Mary's Story As a professional birth and postpartum doula, the myriad blessings and challenges of motherhood are my life’s fascinations. The beautiful and brave stories shared in this series...
Sarah's Story Before I start, have you been reading this whole series on How I Became a Mother? If not, you must go back and read through them. The stories are absolutely amazing, and raw and true and real and inspiring....

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