Moms Who Brunch

  Three NWMamahood sisters are starting an initiative called Moms Who Brunch (MWB) to bring mamas of all ages together to be encouraged in their daily strides of mamahood.  MWB is a faith-based initiative. It is hosting its first of many brunches in Ballard on Saturday, June 24th at 10 am. Ticket prices and location details…

May Parent of the Month – Denise

NWMamahood recognizes Denise Cannon as the May Parent of the Month. As mothers we will go to the moon and back, plus sacrifice our livelihood for our children and Denise does that for her two children and husband on a daily basis. She is positive, caring, and giving. She’s there for her kids, no matter…

One Year Ago & What’s Instore

By: Kelly Sutton When I stopped to reflect upon how different my life is from a year ago, I’m in awe! The Northwest Mamahood blog has not only appreciated and supported other mothers; it has supported me through quite the journey. One year ago, when I started this blog, I was in a dark space….

Phases of Motherhood – My Mother’s Day Reflection of Gratitude

This Mother’s Day seemed different… in a good way. Have you ever gone through a day and felt like it was a life lesson while you’re experiencing the day? It’s rare, but definitely happens to me. During my Mother’s Day, I learned a perspective-changing lesson. MIDNIGHT – I barely slept the night of Mother’s Day because…

Baby Kylah’s Birth Story

    By: Kelly Sutton, Mama’s Perspective During this pregnancy I had numerous false labors, starting at week 30! Talk about being in pain and STILL having to be a mom and live life because no one wants to hear 10 weeks worth of complaining (or at least that’s what you tell yourself). By week 39,…

Melt in your Mouth Banana Bread

By: Kelly Sutton MOIST. Some people crave this word in relation to tasty treats. Some people cringe at the word. For me, I LOOOOOOVE when my banana bread is moist.  Undoubtedly every month I end up 3-4 extra ripe bananas. Every week we purchase a new bunch of bananas and by the end of that…

Where’s Happiness? 

By: Kelly Sutton How many bad things have to happen in a day for you to consider it to be a “bad day”?  One kid is screaming off and on for hours, another one is being potty trained, you accidentally break your favorite mug into hundreds of pieces, you’re late for parent pick up, you…

10 Essentials for Labor and Delivery

By: Kelly Sutton Nesting can be one of the most drawn out, boring, yet productive times of one’s pregnancy.  During the third trimester, the parent(s) are trying to make sure everything is in order before the big L.D. – LABOR & DELIVERY. Since this is my second time around, I’ve weeded out and added in…

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

By: Quincey Ackerman  Spring has sprung (most days) and it is beautiful! I am someone that absolutely loves the fall and winter. Gray days, rain, clouds. Love it. But there’s something magical about when the sun starts shining through the windows again. Lighting up the crystals in the windows, casting rainbows all over the walls….

Mothering while Struggling with Mental Health

By: Kelly Sutton Most people I know desire to raise their children to be better than them by giving them a better life than they had.  For me, raising my children to be better than myself starts with being honest with and loving all of myself. Unconsciously and consciously our children internalize our learned behaviors, mannerisms, and…

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

By: Quincey Ackerman So we’re well into the cold months (we’re actually getting a little sun now and then!), and what says comfort food better than chicken pot pie? This yummy one-pot meal is so easy, delicious, AND filling. All the yum of chicken pot pie without all the work (or dishes). This will quickly…

Baby Gear Expo: Bellevue Nordstrom

Having a baby or know someone who is?  Want to TEST out the baby gear BEFORE you buy it? Come to Nordstrom in Bellevue on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to hear straight from some of our favorite brands about baby’s needs. Learn all about new baby product from: Bugaboo ERGO Baby HALO The Honest Company…