Experience the Untold Stories of Motherhood | Video Feature

Experience the Untold Stories of Motherhood | Video Feature

Not everyone has the butterflies and roses story of how they became a parent. Some are unexpected, some are a struggle, and some are untraditional. In this sponsored video we see several non-traditional stories of motherhood/parenthood that, in the end, inspire and remind us that although not everyone’s story is the same it’s the family bond that matters.

My story and journey to motherhood was a rocky one. We were a young married couple in college when we found out that our first born was on her way. Although poor and unprepared, we embraced her arrival with joy. I had a very uneventful pregnancy and was induced on our due date. Unfortunately the hospital we chose was understaffed and had non-maternity nurses working to cover the shortage. I labored normally (and might I add… without an epidural) throughout the night and through the next day. A horrific string of incidents began when I hit almost 10 cm dilated which, in the end, left my baby brain dead upon birth. She lived for five days… a blessing that I will never forget. They were full of sorrow, joy, wonder and awe at this beautiful being that we had created.


I think that events like that make you realize how precious life is, how fragile it is and that, yes, terrible things can happen to you. Our second born daughter was conceived six weeks after Emilee’s birth and passing. Although this pregnancy was not as easy as my first, in the end we were better parents because of our experiences. Above you can see our beautiful happy baby girl playing peek-a-boo with us. Those smiles that so many take for granted are engrained in my mind. We have since had three more beautiful babies… all of who are now ages 21, 16, 6 and 4.

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This post is sponsored by Oxygen. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. courtney b says

    we always do take smiles for granted, my daughter just got out of the hospital, almost died from sepsis 🙁

    • OMG! I’m so glad she’s ok! I agree… I wish I had a wall full of their cheesy smiles 🙂

  2. Brooke Wells says

    Thank you for sharing your story! I pray God’s blessings on you and your family!

  3. jamie braun says

    im with you 100% on that our experiences make us better parents. we can not gain knowledge, if not for experience

  4. Wow! No better job or career than being a mom. There is no better gift than the blessing of a child from God. Let me tell you Ladies, the next best thing is being a grandparent. I am having a blast and have been blessed with 8 granddaughters. Sorry to say no grandsons but Tea parties galore. Hugs, kisses, snuggles, dress ups, rocking and storybook times. This is the life! And I wouldn’t trade it for and 6 figures or title. Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely Ladies!

  5. Bekah Kuczenski says

    What a heart breaking story 🙁 My heart aches that you had to go through losing a baby 🙁 I have a 2 year old little girl and a baby boy on the way and I am thankful for everyday that I have with them! Thanks for sharing your story, its truly inspiring!!

  6. Betty Baez says

    i miscarried twins and i know how you feel i think it definitely put things in perspective for me and made me appreciate things that much more

  7. Lyn says

    So sorry for your loss back then Heather. It’s sad that tragic events sometimes help form our lives, but hopefully we can learn from that experience and it looks like you did just that. Bless Emilee and bless you for being such a fantastic mother!

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