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Stephanie Godwin-Chu

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Stephanie is a wife, homeschooling mother of 5-year-old Osila, sister, daughter, devoted auntie, blogger, entrepreneur, artist, coach and encourager. She has a background in leadership, communications, social services, ministry and education. She serves breastfeeding families in the St. Louis area as an accredited Leader with La Leche League of Greater St. Louis. This southern-bred mama carries about 20 hats on any given day, but tries her best not to wear more than 3 at once!

Embarking on a Month of Baby Moon | One Mom’s Gift

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A baby moon helps you relax, refocus, and get ready!   It was with much anxiety, hesitation, and relief that I entered into this agreement. I chose to take advantage of a month-long period of preparation...

Put Your Freezer to Work to Prevent Food Waste

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Learn to use your freezer wisely to prevent food waste.      The average American household wastes about 32 percent of food, costing almost $2,000 per year. Well, it’s a new year and a great time to...

Holiday Parenting in All Truth: Hold the Fiction, Add Extra Magic

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We talk about Santa in our house kind of like most people talk about Daniel Tiger or the Little Mermaid. It’s always been that way. Our daughter has never believed in Santa Claus, the...

Pregnancy Grief: Understanding What a Pregnancy Requires of You

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Pregnancy grief is real, there's no shame in facing your emotions.   I’ll call it blissful ignorance. I was so happy to be unexpectedly pregnant for the second time and in a state of shock and...

Maternity Journal: The Gift I’m Giving to My Daughter

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I found this old, worn but never written in notebook at a second-hand store. I almost left it behind – brown and unassuming with a gold embroidered border around the front cover. It had...

The Pep Talk We All Need Right Now : You Were Made for This

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You were made for this. This is the unfamiliar, uncharted, unwanted territory of the great unknown. This is motherhood 2.0 on steroids without an instruction manual. This is the season of save yourself, hold on to...

My “Summer of Crazy” 2020 Essentials List: Quarantine Edition

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This 2020 Essentials List can breathe fresh air into your summer of quarantining. Gearing up for scene two of the worst real-life play ever written feels like a relentless task. I don’t even know where...
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Black and Exhausted: I Don’t Have Words For This

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“Ugh! Not another commentary about race!” you might be thinking. This is not that. Let me put my mom hat down for a moment and speak plainly as a woman of color. Some of you may...

Call Your Mom! : A Public Service Announcement

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Time slips by so quickly; a simple reminder to call your mom can bridge the gaps that spring up in our busy lives.   This is a public service announcement. When was the last time you...
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Finding Contentment in the Confinement of COVID-19

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Confinement isn't always limiting. Sometimes, it is within the limitations that possibilities emerge. As we all wade through these uncharted waters of life, feelings of frustration, loneliness, and sadness are likely to creep in. We are...