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Because She is Mom 

Please join me, along with founder Sarah Philpott of

All-American Mom

, this coming Mother’s Day to #honorallmoms. I am thankful to HuffPost Parents for once again being supportive of my work and my mission.


Because She is the Mother of All Mothers

She can hear the giggles from down the hall.

She already knows what is coming as it has become a bit of a tradition since she they were old enough to walk.

Her three children will stumble through her bedroom doors full of smiles and unable to contain their giggles. Her oldest will be holding the tray of scrambled eggs, burnt toast and fruit their dad helped them to prepare. Her middle child will be holding the cards they drew at school this week for her. And her youngest will be holding dew covered flowers they picked from her own garden first thing this morning.

“I tried to contain them as long as I could,” her husband says apologetically.

“I wouldn’t trade this early wake up call for anything,” she replies through a yawn she allows only him to see.

Six years ago she only dreamed of this day. In the midst of infertility treatments and having lost two babies before she finally held her first son in her arms, Mother’s Day was a day she dreaded with everything of her heart, soul and being.

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Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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