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Mom of the House with Brianna Bell

Brianna Bell takes on issue of being a mother in her new weekly column Mom of the House. Brianna Bell is a Guelph-based writer who focuses on events, small businesses, and community stories. In addition to GuelphToday, she has written for The Guelph Mercury and The Globe & Mail.

<b>Mom of the House</b>: My birth story, part 1

Mom of the House: My birth story, part 1

In this week's Mom of the House, Brianna talks about how profoundly things can go awry in childbirth
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Our wedding anniversary

Mom of the House: Our wedding anniversary

In this week's Mom of the House, Brianna talks wedding anniversaries and May babies
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Picky eating or something more?

Mom of the House: Picky eating or something more?

One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that all children are not the same, and even as a young first time mom, my instincts were right that feeding would not be typical with our oldest child.
<b>Mom of the House:</b> The balance of motherhood and career

Mom of the House: The balance of motherhood and career

As I prepare for the upcoming arrival of my third child I also prepare to step back completely from my job.
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Reflections on Easter Sunday

Mom of the House: Reflections on Easter Sunday

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann JacobsMo
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Simplicity in our hearts and homes

Mom of the House: Simplicity in our hearts and homes

In this week's Mom of the House, Brianna writes about the freeing feeling of the clutter purge
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Easter traditions in our family

Mom of the House: Easter traditions in our family

Easter always has a way of sneaking up on me
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Creating Fairyland with my daughters

Mom of the House: Creating Fairyland with my daughters

“I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense” - Beatrix Potter
<b>Mom of the House:</b> The final stretch of my final pregnancy

Mom of the House: The final stretch of my final pregnancy

For me, pregnancy is where I have seen my strength. It’s where I’ve seen what I’m capable of, and have amazed myself
<b>Mom of the House:</b> The accidental extended breastfeeder

Mom of the House: The accidental extended breastfeeder

I distinctly remember recoiling in horror when I saw the cover of Time Magazine in 2012, a mother nursing her four-year-old son, asking “Are you Mom Enough?”