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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> 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?”
<b>Mom of the House:</b> Here are some FREE March Break Events happening at the Guelph Public Library

Mom of the House: Here are some FREE March Break Events happening at the Guelph Public Library

"If you see a largely pregnant women with two cute little blonde girls while out and about, chances are it’s me"
<b>Mom of the House:</b> A four-year-old and her purple hair

Mom of the House: A four-year-old and her purple hair

"I am a millennial mom, not a baby boomer mom, and we do things differently"
<b>Mom of the House:</b> A mother's existential crisis — who am I?

Mom of the House: A mother's existential crisis — who am I?

One of the things I’ve wondered over the last few months, as I have stepped out of denial and into my true self, is how many others are out there like me? I’ve stopped believing that I was the only one walking around, an empty shell, unsure of my own self
<b>Mom of the House:</b> A handy list of local family-fun events and attractions for Family Day!

Mom of the House: A handy list of local family-fun events and attractions for Family Day!

In this week's column, Brianna curates a few events for local families to choose from and you may have a hard time choosing between the fantastic line-up of events this year
<b>Mom of the House: </b> Talking to our kids about world events

Mom of the House: Talking to our kids about world events

Did you speak to your children about the tragic shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Quebec?
<b>Mom of the House: </b> Alternative housing for young families

Mom of the House: Alternative housing for young families

"I think if Canadians got a bit more creative in the way that they viewed their living space we’d have a lot more people living in an affordable home that suited their needs, and even their wants"
<b>Mom of the House: </b>Putting your marriage vows into practice

Mom of the House: Putting your marriage vows into practice

In this week's Mom of the House, Brianna writes about the "hard moments that we speak of in our vows: they are the bad days, and the sick days, but when you live them they mean so much more than words repeated at the altar, void of meaning until they become reality."