No two mothers are alike.

No two experiences in motherhood mirror each other.

But something powerful happens when our stories of motherhood come together—they speak love, worth, value, and beauty. They take the undefinable experience of motherhood and give it shape and substance and strength. They speak to us all.

So God Made a Mother

So God Made a Mother promises to show you the incomparable heart of a mother . . . a mother just like you.

It used to be that people lived near their mothers and sisters and aunties and grandmas and everyone did life together.

Stories and wisdom were passed down effortlessly. Times have changed, but these shared experiences are no less important now than they were then.

Join Leslie Means, founder of the popular website Her View From Home, as she weaves together a powerful, emotional collection of essays from women of all ages and stages. These real-life, straight-to-the-heart stories will make you laugh, cry, and nod along.

About Leslie

Leslie is founder and owner of the popular website Her View From Home, which features heartfelt contributor stories on motherhood, marriage, faith and grief. She is a former news anchor, weekly columnist, and has published several short stories. She is married to a very patient man named Kyle, and together they have three fantastic kids: Ella, Grace, and Keithan. When she’s not sharing too much personal information online or in the newspaper, you’ll find her somewhere in Nebraska spending time with family and friends.

Meet the Contributors

Krista Ward

Krista Ward

Krista Ward, creator of Kisses From Boys, is a wife and mom with a heart for encouraging others through every messy, beautiful moment of motherhood.
Whitney Fleming

Whitney Fleming

Whitney Fleming co-runs the blog Parenting Teens & Tweens and posts her musings about life at Whitney Fleming Writes on Facebook and Instagram.
Casey Huff

Casey Huff

Casey is mom to three amazing kids and wife to a great guy. She writes to help other women find solidarity in their motherhood journey.
Mandy McCarty Harris

Mandy McCarty Harris

Mandy McCarty Harris writes about grief, joy, faith, and real life on her blog, Happy Like This.
Amy Weatherly

Amy Weatherly

Amy Weatherly is a wife and mom of three. She’s co-author of the national best-seller “I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants).
Stacey Skrysak

Stacey Skrysak

Stacey Skrysak is a TV journalist and writer, specializing in child loss and premature birth. Mom to a 22-weeker surviving triplet and rainbow baby.
Lisa Cass

Lisa Cass

Lisa Waechter-Cass grew up in the land of Willa Cather. She is a wife, mother and educator who loves her family and friends dearly.
Mikala Albertson

Mikala Albertson

Mikala is a wife, mother of five, part-time family doctor, and author of Ordinary On Purpose: Surrendering Perfect and Discovering Beauty Amid the Rubble.
Amy Betters-Midtvedt

Amy Betters-Midtvedt

Amy Betters-Midtvedt is a mom of five, wife, and educator. She shares her chaos and faith at Hiding in the Closet with Coffee.
Mande Saitta

Mande Saitta

Mande lives in Nebraska. Married to a good man and mother to two beautiful daughters, you can find her blog musings at Handiwork of Grace.
Ginger Hughes

Ginger Hughes

A wife and mother of three, Ginger writes to encourage women in motherhood, life, and faith. Find her on social media at No Mama’s Perfect.
Jacqueline Miller

Jacqueline Miller

When Jacqueline Miller isn’t worrying about her teens, she’s writing about them. You can find her latest essays on Facebook.
Dani Sherman-Lazar

Dani Sherman-Lazar

Danielle Sherman-Lazar is a mom to four girls and mental health advocate. She writes about both at Living FULL. Find her books on Amazon.
Amber Watson

Amber Watson

Amber Watson resides in Florida with her family. She started the blog “A Thing with Feathers” to share her journey of finding hope despite hardship.
Jacalyn Wetzel

Jacalyn Wetzel

Jacalyn is an LCSW, a loving wife and a mom of four great kids. She writes at Jacalyn Wetzel, which can be found on Facebook.
Brea Schmidt

Brea Schmidt

Brea Schmidt is the speaker and writer behind the Pittsburgh-based social media community The Thinking Branch.
Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth is a former educator, fiction and nonfiction writer, and proud mother of two boys. Her work can be found on The Write Profile website.
Tia Hawkins

Tia Hawkins

Tia Hawkins’ voice on mental health, motherhood, military life and more can be found on her Tea Talks with Tia blog and social media platforms.
Kelli Bachara

Kelli Bachara

Writer for The Unraveling Blog, Kelli Bachara loves to encourage women by reminding them how loved and cared for they are by God.
Amanda McCoy

Amanda McCoy

Amanda McCoy lives in Ohio with her family and rescue dogs. Her blog The Write McCoy features raw and real writing about motherhood and marriage.
Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper is a mom, a lover of nachos and Jesus, and she lives every day rooted in joy. Find her latest books on Amazon.
Kierra Henderson

Kierra Tate Henderson

Kierra Henderson is a wife and a mother to four boys. She’s the creator of Beloved Mama and founder of the I AM MAMA movement.
Kate Swenson

Kate Swenson

Kate Swenson is the author of Forever Boy, creator of Finding Cooper's Voice, and tour guide to her amazing son Cooper.
Kathy Radigan

Kathy Radigan

Kathy Radigan created the blog My Dishwasher’s Possessed. Her writing has been featured on numerous online publications, including viral posts for HuffPost and Scary Mommy.
Alyse Bressner

Alyse Bressner

Alyse is a Midwest mom of two. She shares an authentic view of stumbling through life, marriage, and motherhood on her blog, She Writes Flowers.
Adelle Purdham

Adelle Purdham

Adelle Purdham is a writer, teacher and parent disability advocate. She holds an M.F.A. in CNF writing and founded The Write Retreat.
Lizzy Christian

Lizzy M. Christian

Lizzy Christian is a Fire wife, mom of three, vacuuming enthusiast, non-rhythmic dancer, iced coffee lover, and founder of the Fire Wife Chronicles blog.
Emily Graham

Emily Graham

Emily Graham is an author and grief coach at After Child Loss, empowering other bereaved parents with tools and support to live again after loss.
Whitney Ballard

Whitney Ballard

Whitney Ballard is a teen mom turned storyteller from small-town Alabama, living life backward and writing about it along the way.
Bailey Koch

Bailey Koch

Bailey Koch, with her husband Jeremy, began writing at Anchoring Hope for Mental Health after understanding healing comes in the acceptance of help.
Kelly Cervantes

Kelly Cervantes

Kelly Cervantes is an award-winning writer, speaker and advocate best known for her blog Inchstones. Her debut book, Normal Broken, releases Fall 2023.
Jasmine Martin

Jasmine Martin

Jasmine is a mother of five, including a tiny cancer warrior. She hopes to inspire others to pursue passion and purpose in trials and pain.
Celeste Yvonne

Celeste Yvonne

Celeste Yvonne is five years sober and an advocate for mothers who struggle with addiction, which she refers to as "The Ultimate Mom Challenge."
Ashli Brehm

Ashli Brehm

Ashli Brehm loves being alive. She also really loves her husband and three boys. Writing and chemo saved her life. And she thinks God rocks.
Shelby Skiles

Shelby Skiles

Shelby Skiles started Sophie the Brave to chronicle her daughter’s cancer and continues to write about how her death and grief still impact her life.
Liz Petrone

Liz Petrone

Liz Petrone is the author of The Price of Admission: Embracing a Life of Greif and Joy.
Lori E. Angiel

Lori E. Angiel

Lori Angiel is a loving wife, emotional mother, and Her View From Home contributor. She lives in Western New York with her family. Go Bills!
Kirstyn Wegner

Kirstyn Wegner

Kirstyn Wegner lives in rural Minnesota with her husband, daughter, stray cats, and a revolving cast of foster children. Her blog is The Frustrated Epileptic.
Jessica Urlichs

Jess Urlichs

Jessica Urlichs is a poet and author who lives in New Zealand, her honest words on motherhood have been featured worldwide.
Angela Anagnost-Repke

Angela Anagnost-Repke

Angela-Anagnost Repke is a writer/educator dedicated to raising two empathetic children, often found along the shores and within the trees of northern Michigan.
Jennifer Vail

Jennifer Vail

Jennifer Vail, wife, advocate, insomniac, and hip hop enthusiast, shares passionate empathy for the atypical at This Undeserved Life and moms hard in her minivanborghini.
Estephanie Phelps

Estephanie Phelps

Estephanie Phelps is a wife and a mom to a wild toddler. She has taught abroad and now gets to explore with her little one.
Mehr Piracha Lee

Mehr Lee

Mehr Lee is the writer behind the blog Raise Her Wild. Her heart is happiest within the mountains, alongside her beautiful children and loving husband.
Meg Duncan

Meg Duncan

Meg Duncan is author of Life on Saturn: A lifetime of Grace in Unexpected Places and writes the award-winning newspaper column What a Life.
Debbie Prather

Debbie Prather

Debbie Prather shares her words of wisdom at 742 i love you and recently completed her yet unpublished novel, For You and For Me.
Nicole Hastings

Nicole Hastings

Nicole’s happily married to her ‘second chapter’ and proud mom of three, plus two bonus kiddos; all proof God works all things together for good.
Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Spencer is a wife and “roomier nest” mom. She writes as Guilty Chocoholic Mama and is author of the devotional Known By His Names.
Kim Howard

Kim Howard

Kim Howard is the picture book author of Do Mommies Ever Sleep? (2024) and Grace and Box (2021). She is a mom to three kids.
Missy Hillmer

Missy Hillmer

Missy Hillmer navigates the loss of her son Tyler through her faith in God. She encourages and supports others at The Blue Eyed Dragonfly.
Jaclyn Warren

Jaclyn Warren

Jaclyn Warren created the blog Mommys15minutes to scrapbook life with her children and encourage mamas to pause and savor God’s goodness in motherhood.
Deb Preston

Deb Preston

Deb Preston is a wife, mother, editor, and award-winning author of Girls Can. She regularly writes about parenting, faith, and health on her blog.
Kelsey Scism

Kelsey Scism

Kelsey Scism writes about her journey of faith and the ways God speaks to her heart on her website Loving Our Lord.
Beth Hoff

Beth Hoff

Beth Hoff blogs about marriage, motherhood, and shaping the culture of your family at Favorite Families and hosts the Family Culture podcast.
Liz Spenner

Elizabeth Spenner

Elizabeth Spenner is a Christian motherhood writer and blogger who lives in the Midwest with her wonderful husband, six beautiful children and energetic Boxer dog.
Katie Weber

Katie Weber

Katie Weber is creator and writer of Lovely in the Dark blog. Mom and wife living and loving her second chance after divorce.
Christine Judy

Christine Judy

Christine Judy started the blog The Judy Journey to document the journey through infertility, IVF, and embryo adoption.
Aliette Silva

Aliette Silva

Aliette Silva is a bilingual freelance writer. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing sleep, her children, or a good Cuban sandwich.
Melissa Neeb

Melissa Neeb

Melissa Neeb is a Jesus-loving wife, mom, and blogger for Faith in the Mess and Never Empty Nest. Follow along on social media!
Jessika Sanders

Jessika Sanders

Jessika is a wife, mother, writer, and founder of Praying Through ministries, a nonprofit that serves families journeying through the NICU, PICU, and child loss.
Jenny Albers

Jenny Albers

Jenny Albers is the author of Courageously Expecting: 30 Days of Encouragement for Pregnancy After Loss.
Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson writes at Truly Yours, Jen and hopes her words will feel warm, encouraging, inviting and honest, like receiving a letter from a friend.
Melissa Fenton

Melissa Fenton

Writer and mother of four sons, Melissa Fenton has words all over the internet, but her best work is on the dinner table.
Ellie Hunja

Ellie Hunja

Ellie pursues joy, authenticity, and mental health in motherhood. Visit her self-titled blog and Instagram (@elliehunja) for reflections on parenting, faith, and embracing autism.
Lisa Leshaw

Lisa Leshaw

Lisa Leshaw believes that through rich storytelling we discover just how alike we truly are and how much we need one another's embrace to thrive.
Kathy Glow

Kathy Glow

Kathy, writer, wife, and boy mom, chronicles what life is really like after all your dreams come true on her blog Kissing the Frog.
Michelle Koch

Michelle Koch

Michelle’s a middle-aged young at heart storyteller, wife, and mom. A lifelong gratitude enthusiast; connect with her blog and socials at One Grateful Girl.
Stacey Tadlock

Stacey Tadlock

Stacey Tadlock is the author of Faithfully Failing, where she encourages women through Scripture when they feel they are failing in faith, marriage, or motherhood.
Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Little Old Lady Comedy, and The Order of Us. Follow her on Instagram @firstdraftdotblog.
Esther Goetz

Esther Goetz

Esther writes with a fierce passion to restore hope for the sacred space where hearts and homes meet.
Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller is a wife, mother, and advocate for the grief experience. She is best known for her blog Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities.
Amy Juett

Amy Juett

Amy Juett is a large family homeschooling mom and writer who encourages and equips Christian mothers to thrive in their faith, motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling.
Kit Tosello

Kit Tosello

Award-winning writer Kit Tosello is a wife, mom, and nana living in a small Oregon mountain town. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.
Brittany Meng

Brittany Meng

Brittany Meng is a mom of four boys and one girl. She hosts The Motherhood Metamorphosis Podcast and writes at Brittany Meng The Bam Blog.
Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross writes her blog, See Jenn Tri on her typewriter, annoying her family and her dog who still love her and her writing.
Natasha Carlow

Natasha Carlow

Natasha is a wife and mother of two. She is the author of Happy Tears and Rainbow Babies and Mike Nero and the Superhero School.
Nancy Brier

Nancy Brier

Nancy Brier is regrowing her hair with her balding husband and their teenage daughter, whose hair is perfect.
Cassie Gottula Shaw

Cassie Gottula Shaw

Cassie Gottula Shaw explores themes of motherhood, mental health, self-discovery, and compassionate theology. She writes at Girl, I've Got You and Lovely Soul Disciples.
Carole Johnston

Carole Johnston

Carole Johnston lives in Canada with her husband, their two teenagers, and a very good dog. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @FamilyFunAndDysfunction.
Stevie Swift

Stevie Swift

Stevie Swift lives free, following Jesus, traveling, being Mom to The B, and writing poems about cheese.
Marisa Donnelly

Marisa Donnelly

Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer, editor, educator, small business owner (x2), host of the VulnerABILITY Podcast, and proud bonus mama of a teenager.
Rebecca Nevius

Rebecca Nevius

A mom with an M.A. in Philosophy, Rebecca Nevius is writer, illustrator, and author of God Is Bigger Than A Juice-Box, among others.
Maya Vorderstrasse

Maya Vorderstrasse

Maya is a mom of 3, who loves being raw and honest about the wonderful, and the challenging parts of motherhood. You are not alone!
Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson writes at Truly Yours, Jen and hopes her words will feel warm, encouraging, inviting and honest, like receiving a letter from a friend.
Emily Solberg

Emily Solberg

Emily Solberg is a mom of two, soldier, and milspouse. She supports moms in their parenting journeys and shares her own over at Shower Arguments.
Rebecca Hastings

Rebecca Hastings

A wife and mom of three in Connecticut, Rebecca Hastings is often found typing words, driving her kids places, or wherever there is chocolate.
Jenni Brennan

Jenni Brennan

Jenni Brennan is a grief therapist, college professor, and podcaster. She is the founder of Changing Perspectives Online and author of Confessions from the Couch.
Sarah Luke

Sarah Luke

Sarah Luke raises sons with her husband, and writes the stories of their lives to keep forever in her heart.
Maralee Bradley

Maralee Bradley

Maralee Bradley is a wife, mother of eight, writer, speaker, and passionate advocate for kids.
Carolyn Moore

Carolyn Moore

Carolyn Moore serves as Editor-in-Chief of Her View From Home and is a wife and mom of five in the Midwest.
Leslie Means

Leslie Means

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