Power in Motherhood: A Collection of Short Stories

Power in Motherhood

Power in Motherhood

Power in Motherhood

Mothers are made over time; built from the ground up, brick by brick, composed of a million different magical moments, sound bits of laughter, tremors of fear, tears, and unconditional love. The existence gradually sinks into our souls and settles into our bones, starting from the second we see two pink lines on a pregnancy test. It continues to spread through our veins and heartbeat, until it consumes our very being. Somewhere along the journey, it reaches our brain where we finally comprehend it entirely; I’m a mother, I’ve created life.

We become equal parts powerful and powerless– channeling strengths we didn’t know existed and surrendering to things beyond our control. We lead and learn, stand tall and break down, laugh and cry– knowing that all of it combined creates the wholeness of the most important role we’ve ever had: Mom.

The following short stories beautifully weave together the peaks and valleys of power within motherhood. I know you’ll relate to these mothers’ heartfelt words and inspiring journeys.


Kristin Helms
Editor-in-Chief, Tribe Magazine

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  1. You captured a little girl confidence beautifully. Oh, that every child could experience life in this way. I loved this!
    1. I know- just watching her view of life is a breath of fresh air! Thanks for reading and commenting!
  2. I think you are awesome in so many ways...look what you helped create...Marguerite! Pat yourself on the back and thank God for your gifts! Your story was beautiful.

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About The Author Kristin Helms

Kristin Helms is the author of, From Boardroom to Baby: A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-at-Home Moms, and the founder of Tribe Magazine and Mom Tribe. Her mommy musings have appeared on Literary Mama, The Huffington Post, and PopSugar among others. She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two spirited toddlers.