Notes from the Anook Community - Jen Winans

Motherhood is a transformative journey, filled with moments of immense joy, profound love, and unexpected challenges. It is a role that encompasses boundless strength, unwavering dedication, and an indescribable bond with a child. Each woman's path to motherhood is unique, and every story is worth celebrating.

In this series, we bring you an intimate collection of inspiring narratives where women from all walks of life share their personal experiences of motherhood. From the joys of pregnancy to the realities of postpartum, the triumphs and struggles of raising children, and the profound lessons learned along the way, these stories offer a glimpse into the diverse and transformative world of motherhood.

Through this series, we aim to create a space for women to connect, support, and uplift one another. We believe that by sharing our stories, we can find solace, inspiration, and empowerment. Whether you are a soon-to-be mother, a new mom navigating the early stages of parenthood, or a seasoned parent, we hope these stories resonate with you, reminding you that you are not alone on this beautiful yet challenging journey.

I'm Jen Winans. I was a classroom teacher for 20 years and have been a momma for 18. Over those years I have put together simple steps and routines that families can put in place to help ease family interactions and support elementary students as they head off to school. We are facing high numbers of anxiety, depression, concentration, and behavior issues - more so now than ever from all kinds of families and from kids at younger and younger ages. We can all use a little support and love.

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Jen is wearing the Devyn Tank and the Poppy Leggings.