When watching movies, television shows or reading novels, I always wondered how authors could gloss over the every day trials and tribulations of being a human being. Why didn’t the main character ever get plagued with a migraine? How come protagonists never complained of stomach cramps? Why couldn’t a romantic lead ever interrupt a pivotal moment because she had to run to the … [Read more...] about Motherhood – Too Much Over Sharing?
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Meredith O'Brien, a longtime ModernMom contributor, explores the idea of blogging - and where to draw the line between sharing personal anecdotes and overharing in her new novel. Below is an adapted excerpt from Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing by Meredith O’Brien (used with permission from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. 2013): Maggie Kelly -- a married, Boston area mom … [Read more...] about Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing
Back in 2011, I wrote a blog post for ModernMom about my journey with mesothelioma cancer. Around the time that I submitted that post was when my advocacy efforts for mesothelioma really took off. When I became involved in the mesothelioma community, I realized just how many people are battling this disease, and I was inspired to raise my voice. I decided from the … [Read more...] about Sharing Hope: A Mesothelioma Survivor’s Story
The following post is sponsored by Clairol "Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind." ~ Kahlil Gibran Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful Moms! Becoming a mother means rediscovering yourself, and in some ways reinventing the person you are with the most important job on the planet. After having my first child, it took me quite a while to feel … [Read more...] about Sharing True Beauty
The following is a sponsored post by Merck for Mothers A woman will never forget the moment she became a mother. Birth is one of the most transforming and important experiences in any woman's life, and I believe if our society valued birth more, then America would not have such a high maternal mortality rate. Maternal mortality is one of the oldest and most preventable … [Read more...] about Sharing My Birth Story