When Mother’s Day Is the Worst Day of the Year {& Giveaway Winner Announced!}

Today, I’m super pleased to welcome Melanie Dale to the community of Welcome Home and to my Little House blog.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Melanie wrote a post about women who experience this very celebrated holiday differently – because of infertility.  I’ve wanted to write about this topic for some time now and I’ve felt completely afraid and inadequate.  I feared I’d write something stupid and offensive because I’ve never struggled with infertility; mater of-fact, I was on the other end of the spectrum – multiplying like a rabbit, all the while wishing I could give my kids back!  Melanie’s post address this topic with truth and transparency.  I couldn’t have said it better if I tried!

Melanie is also the author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends.  I own this book; it’s a hoot!  It’s one of the featured items in this week’s Mother’s Day giveaway.  And speaking of the giveaway, it’s time to announce the winner:

The winner of the Mother’s Day Giveaway is…

Welcome Home 2015 Mother's Day Giveway Bundle

Comment #5, by Alisa!

Alisa’s Mother’s Day memory is quite colorful.  Click here & scroll down to read her comment.

Congratulations Alisa!  

Thank you to everyone who participated.


Now, here’s Melanie’s post from Unexpected.org

I am a mom.  I love moms (even the scary ones) and I love celebrating the crap out of ourselves come Mother’s Day. But every year around this holiday, the old panic creeps up my legs into my sucky little ovaries and I look around wild-eyed at the waiting women, the hurting ones, my infertile sisters jacked up on hormone drugs praying fervent words of longing to a God they aren’t sure is listening anymore.

Every year I’m for them.

I’ve never recovered from the inner cringe that happens every time Mother’s Day rolls around. When Mother’s Day is the worst day of the year…for so many years…it leaves a mark.

To read the rest of this article, visit Melanie’s blog at Unexpected.org.



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