Mother’s Day Roundup- Our Favourite Posts on Motherhood

Now nestling comfortably into our fourth year, we thought we’d take a look back at some of your favourite motherhood posts on Mums ‘n Chums, in honour of Mother’s Day.

The following are our most popular motherhood posts to date- do you have a favourite that we didn’t list here? Let us know and we’ll add it in!

Our Top 7 Posts on Motherhood:


1. (for the bloggers out there- can you relate?) Seven Days to a Successful Mommy Blog – How long does it take a mom to create one successful blog article? You guessed it…

3. Somebody Needs Me: The Story of a Foster Mother – a now great-grandmother shares her touching experience in fostering over 150 babies over the course of 30 years, starting in the 1950’s.

4. On Morning Sickness and the Rest of My Life Sara Hodge’s personal ode to motherhood

5. Funny Mummy- July, 2011: Zombie Moms – Not Just for Newborns by the talented and funny author of numerous books on Motherhood: Kathy Buckworth

6. Parenting on the Go- April, 2012: How to Meet Other Moms by Mums ‘n Chums contributor and blogger Christy Laverty

7. Mother’s Day Message: No Time for Haters written by Sara Hodge for Mother’s Day 2012 – after a highly publicized magazine article threatened to pit mom against mom in a battle of judgment.

8. Ode to a Midwife One mom’s musings on her attachment to her midwife …and a note of thanks to all Midwives, Obstetricians, Nurses and L&D professionals for the amazing work they do for moms every day!

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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!

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