May 7, 2020

Introducing: Motherhood At A Glance

I am so thrilled to introduce a brand new section of my blog: Motherhood at a Glance! This is going to be a feature post segment where mothers of all walks of life, will be sharing insights on different strengths or areas they thrive in their motherhood. They will be sharing what has worked for them to cultivate that particular strength. I hope for this to be a way to share uplifting and encouraging content to mothers of all walks of life!

To start this out, I wanted to take some time to elaborate my thoughts I shared this morning over on my Instagram page. I'm going to share a couple takeaways that have helped me to be a better mom. So, I will start with that and take it from there! 

I often think back to the day this picture was taken. My best friend and I were nearing the end of our first pregnancies and while I was visiting her here in Texas (we were living in California at the time), we decided to visit Waco. What's memorable about that day wasn't the actual walk around Magnolia, but the drive home. 

We talked about what kind of mothers we hoped to be, the expectations we had and what we thought motherhood would be like. I remember feeling like I had a good grasp on what having a child of my own would be like. Ohhh, was I na├»ve! Unfortunately, having these unrealistic expectations for myself caused me a lot of pain and self-doubt during those first several months after having my first baby. 

Thankfully, I've since learned how to be the mother that I am, instead of the one I think I'm supposed to be. I have come to realize that I will be a source of joy and a source of disappointment for myself or my children throughout my life and that's okay. We hear it all the time, but motherhood truly is a journey. I'm still learning everyday what my personal motherhood looks like, but I'm so grateful to be able to look back and see just how far I've come. 

This is why I'm so passionate about this new section of my blog. I've taken this time off to really contemplate exactly how I wanted to have it all structured so that it really can be a quick, inspiring read for mothers or mothers-to-be, at all stages. I have found so much encouragement from podcasts and blogs that focus on motherhood and I feel that I have a lot to offer because of it! More importantly, I'm really blessed to know so many wonderful, inspiring mothers who I really feel we could all learn from. 

I'm really excited about this new opportunity to provide encouraging, uplifting content and I hope you will join along!

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