For more than a decade, On the Minds of Moms magazine has been featuring area women who proudly wear the title of Mom.

We have yet to find a mom who doesn’t have a compelling story to share, whether it’s a story of personal growth, heartache, triumph or simply the best of them — a story of love.

In honor of Mother’s Day this year, we’d like to share a few of our favorite magazine cover stories from the last couple of years.

Photo courtesy of M.Schleif Photography
Photo courtesy of M.Schleif Photography

A passionate advocate for healthy living, Vivian Fellman is on a mission to help others discover how to live their best lives. Recently, Vivian turned her passion for health into her profession.

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Ann Arbor Miller / The Forum

When faced with the unexpected and unimaginable — a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer just before Mother’s Day two years ago — Pam McGee approached the news with humility and humor. “The only thing I can control is my optimism,” she says. This is a story of self-discovery and acceptance, even when the odds aren’t in your favor.

Photo courtesy of Ten Little Chickens Photography
Photo courtesy of Ten Little Chickens Photography

Rachel Stone, founder of P’s and Q’s Etiquette, exudes positivity and perseverance. She shares that inspiration daily with the young girls she mentors. “It doesn’t take a lot of money to make a difference and do something big … you only need determination and passion to do big things,” she says.

Photo courtesy of Ten Little Chickens Photography
Photo courtesy of Ten Little Chickens Photography

Divorce, depression and an unexpected addiction to prescription pain medication. This is only part of Katherine (Kiernan) Flom’s story. Katherine was able to channel those struggles into survival and is now helping others who find themselves on similar journeys.

Ten Little Chickens Photography
Ten Little Chickens Photography

Bethany Berkeley Frederick didn’t want to be a statistic. Growing up poor and dropping out of high school, she could have easily become one. But Bethany was determined to overcome those obstacles and help others along the way. Today, she’s the president of Dale Carnegie North Dakota and Minnesota and continues to inspire those around her. “ … You can let life beat you and define you or you can keep getting up and keep fighting for the life you want.”

You can also check out all of our past issues at issuu.com/onthemindsofmoms or check out www.inforum.com/on-the-minds-of-moms.