Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day and Every Mother Counts

I hope all the moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day!

I've been thinking a lot lately about how thankful I am to be a mom, and to be able to stay home with my two girls. While I don't tend to write much about them on this blog, Stella and Hazel are my life, and also the reason why Design Improvised even exists! I have been able pursue a passion that I wasn't able to at my full time job prior to having kids. For that, I am very grateful. 

Our days are often a chaotic mix of playing, trips to Hobby Lobby, and me (not always successfully) trying to multi-task on some DIY project while getting them a snack, playing pretend, and mediating squabbles between the sisters! 

A daily scene from our house - Stella decided to make her own 'craft' the other day and cut right through a new skein of yarn with the scissors cutting it into shreds. Oops! It isn't always easy blogging with kids but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Mother's Day and Every Mother Counts

Because having the chance to be a mom has been such an incredible gift, I have been particularly drawn to Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths of mothers around the world. You've probably heard me mention them before as I'm trying to do my small part to spread the word about this organization through my blog.

This Mother's Day, 800 women will lose their lives during pregnancy or childbirth - a woman every 2 minutes. Every Mother Counts is asking for our help to TAKE 2 minutes for other moms around the world. 

Check out to learn what else you can do to support the TAKE 2 campaign:

I took 2 minutes to make a difference and I hope you will to! I've also shared the story of the day I was born a mom - head to to the Every Mother Counts blog to it read it along with more stories from moms here.

Photo of cake and girls by Candice Stringham. #Alt Summit believes every mother counts
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