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Stephanie Godwin-Chu

Stephanie is a wife, homeschooler, mother to Osila (2015) and 'The Twins' (2021), sister, daughter, devoted auntie, blogger, entrepreneur, artist, coach, Crohn's fighter and encourager. She breathes leadership, communication, social service, ministry, wellness 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!

Tell It Like It Is: Six Phrases for Holiday Boundary Setting

Hi, my name is Stephanie and sometimes I do too much! It’s been about two weeks since my last people-pleasing moment. I’m that girl – tempted to be everywhere and do everything for everyone. I...

There Will Be Yelling at the Sky & Other Mom Truths

Welcome to Momdom, the unpredictable roller coaster ride that lingers between bliss and utter insanity. Protect your whites and hang on to your valuables. Throw your sensibilities by the wayside and hunker down for...

This Mama is Saving Coin in an Unexpected Way

I’ve tried it all … coupon clipping, loyalty customer cards, thrift store shopping, targeting sales and even product sampling and surveys. But NOTHING has saved my family more money than warranties. A few years...

Meditations for the Undetermined Time: While I Wait for Baby

I’m sitting in this intersection of life, looking for what’s next. I’ve accepted the unknown and the realization that this might be it. I may not have any more children. I must find contentment...

Unicorns, the Tooth Fairy and Black Women Who Breastfeed

I walked into my first La Leche League meeting reluctantly. When pregnant, I felt I didn’t have the time. My husband and I were a bit overwhelmed prepping for our first baby. And when...

Practicing the Art of Running Away

One day many years from now, I will be looking across the dinner table. I will be thinking about my life and the choices I’ve made. I hope to find peace in that moment...

Managing a Chronic Illness: What It Feels Like Parenting With Limits

I had a healthy pregnancy and recovery. But something happened when my daughter turned two and weaned. My body began to rebel and malfunction. Before I realized what was happening, Crohn's disease remission as...

Mama Doesn’t Need More Friends. She Needs Villagers!

As I grow in marriage, motherhood and life in general, I’m learning that the best relationships are symbiotic. Let me confess: I just don’t have the time or mental energy for small talks over...