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Who Helps You? Campbell’s Celebrates #TheMotherhood

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They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I could not agree more. See that ‘I’m gonna drop dead of exhaustion at any minute’ look in my eyes in the photo above?

The first few months after the twins birth are a blur, yet I do know for certain that my family and friends helped me through it. You see, birthing the twins didn’t happen without a bunch of complications, it was a rough time for me and for them.

I had an emergency c-section {one twin was pushing the other out – literally}. Then, thanks to an incision infection soon thereafter, I required a daily home nurse visit for three months after they were born.

Due to the incision and infection, I was told not to lift or carry anything over 10 lbs. Let me remind you that I also had an active 4 year old, and my husband worked out of province. 

I really don’t think I could have survived with my sanity intact, without the great assistance from my mother-in-law and close friends.

I had a solid support group that came over daily to take on cooking, cleaning, watching my oldest, watching the twins while the home nurse was with me, grocery shopping, appointments … just think of all the things that moms have to do, and all the tasks that I had to outsource.

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Considering I couldn’t carry my baby in a carrier car seat for some time {much less two of them} – I really don’t know what I would do without the kind people that assisted and supported me.

I’ll always be grateful to those that helped when I truly needed it, in those first few months of being a new MOM {mother of multiples}. 

It’s these helping people that are ‘The Motherhood’, the ones that help Mom raise her family and back each other in whatever capacity is needed. This Mother’s Day Campbell’s wants to recognize those that help moms and officially welcome them to the loving family of #TheMotherhood.

In that, Campbell’s want to know – Who helps you Mom?

Who was it that helps {or helped} you, when you needed that extra arm or two? When you had too much on your plate, felt like a total failure, were near exhaustion and when you needed that special someone to step up and say, ‘You are not alone in this!’

Watch this #TheMotherhood story of Emily – she really goes the extra mile in helping her sister raise her family. As a warning, you might tear up so have the tissues handy – this truly is one heartwarming story that needs to be shared and recognized.


 

Check out the hashtag #TheMotherhood on Twitter as more stories are shared along with other videos from Campbell’s.

Join in and share your story on Twitter with @CampbellCanada and hashtag #TheMotherhood.

Let’s all help celebrate the amazing village that it takes to raise those beautiful people that we hold so dear. Share your story today!

 

So, my friends – Who helps you?

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This is a sponsored post for Campbell’s yet, as always, my opinions are 100% my own.

  

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21 Comments

  1. Awe, they are so adorable! I am TTC and hope to have a baby soon. That would be so wonderful. As for who helps me the most, that would be my husband.

  2. My mom has always been one of the biggest sources of help in my life. She’s always been there for me.

  3. My Gram has been a huge part of my life, and she’s helped me a lot over the years. I love that lady!

  4. I do not have any family, so it was pretty much just my husband and myself taking care of the kids. I did have a few friends from church bring a few meals over and that was really helpful when the kids were born.

  5. Wow so cute with the twins! My mother-in-law helps so much plus we moved to be closer to her!

  6. You are a hero! I had my hands full with one – have no idea how you pulled off twins, but seriously I know helpful hands are such a blessing

  7. Lately I have been ever so grateful for my amazing neighbors! I have been sicker than you can believe with this new pregnancy and unable to cook/clean. And they have been wonderful bringing in meals and stopping in once a week to help clean. They are a heaven send!

  8. I live hundreds of miles from my family. Without the mom friends I made I am not sure how I’d do it.

  9. Aww, seeing these pics of your twins is soo cute! I love hearing about what makes motherhood special for others.

  10. It truly was a trial for you and your familyl; and I was so happy to be able to help out! Would be there anytime u need me. Love you all.

  11. Aww your twins are gorgeous! I had 2 kids, one who has special needs & required a lot of time & energy. My mom & sister really helped me through the beginning years & I will always remember how much I needed them & how they got me through the struggles.

  12. What a wonderful video and yes I did need a tissue. I had 7 and moved regularly every 3 yrs, sometimes to other countries. This of course meant that I had no family (I lived in a different country most of my life) to help me with the children. I did have some good friends who helped out when I was ill though and good friends are worth their weight in gold!

  13. My Mom has always been a huge support system for me. When i had my kids she came and stayed with me for 3 weeks to help out. Your twins are so beautiful.

  14. It does take a village to raise kids and being a oil wife, it takes a few great friends to help out when Daddy’s cant. I owe a tone of thanks to Sherry, Julie, Tammi, Karma and Laura for helping me out with my kids and some times helping me get a break from my kids 😉

  15. My hubby is a twin and he has young brothers who are also twins,his Mom had many stories to tell about twins

  16. Oh so sweet. I remember hemorrhaging after 2 of my kids from doing too much. If it wasn’t for my mom, I would have been in trouble

  17. The girls are adorable. My late mom knew the meaning of raising twins. Fortunately when my twin sister,Marion and I were born our sister,Joan was almost 13. She tells us how our late dad who worked nights at the time would help with the diapers[a wringer washing machine] and how he would run the diapers through the wringer. Also how he helped with the formulas, since I had a special formula from my sister, two different ones had to be made. My mother would wait for Joan to come home for lunch from school to take us out in the carriage and then at three o’clock to bring us back in. Needless to say twins can be tiresome,but what a blessing!
    Marilyn

  18. I don’t have kids myself but my friends do. Luckily they both have pretty great husbands who help out a lot. I try to do whatever I can for them. It looks exhausting being a parent! I babysit for an hour and am totally wiped out! 🙂

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