I haven’t been able to devote as much time to the blog lately. Life has been (and continues to be) hectic with a baby and now returning to work. I previously had more free time to share all the fun and cool things I encountered – a new outfit, decorating a room, or travel to a cool place. When I became pregnant, I thought it was a great space to share and promote baby bump styles. I have always purposefully kept things light hearted and geared towards the sunny side of life…because who wants to hear me complain? Then A arrived and you know what? Things got hard…really hard…and it left me with little time or inspiration to think or talk about fashion, style, or anything “fun”. With these hardships and new found responsibilities, I discovered “mommy blogs” and devoured every essay out there about post-baby weight, lack of sleep, and how things in general change after having a child. I am grateful for these resources and the women who shared a piece of their experience. I want to pay it forward and share a few posts that helped me maintain sanity.  Happy reading and for new mommas out there…hang in there, you are not alone!

 

And a few humorous posts because if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry…

7 thoughts on “Hey Momma, You’re Not Alone!

  1. Oh, Elaine, it’s such a huge transitional period! I don’t know if you ever read Cupcakes and Cashmere, but she’s a huge blogger who recently had a baby as well. I like that she still tries to look at fun and positive things, but also references the lack of sleep and difficulty with certain things. I’m always incredibly impressed by my friends who have children; know that I’m a little in awe of your newfound Mom superpowers (because they really ARE superpowers!!).

    1. Yes I read her blog. It’s funny because she had her baby about 3 months after me and I was thinking “she doesn’t know what is going to hit her”! We all have expectations and plan for things and then the baby arrives with his/her own preferences and personality and it takes time to adjust and reset expectations.

      But thank you for your kind and supportive words! I have so much more appreciation for parents and parenting in general!

  2. I’m glad you found mommy blogs who express a real perspective on mommyhood! My little girl had colic from week 2 – 6 and I thought I was going to lose it. I had not experienced this with my older two and being a mom already I thought I knew what to expect. I think the long break in between made me feel like a first time mom all over again. I had to read books, watch videos, find mommy blogs to help me cope. As much as one prepares you can never really know what to expect until baby arrives and then you adjust. Hang in there Elaine, I’m sure you’re an amazing Mama!

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience. I think whenever there is a new baby, you are thrown for a loop. My sister just had her second who is only 2 years younger than her first and she is facing a whole different set of preferences/challenges with her little one. I never really knew the power of Mother’s Day until now, everyone needs to shower their moms with hugs, kisses, and extravagant gifts 🙂

  3. I loved this post. I think I’m going to buy or borrow the book about the joy of parenting. It sounds really interesting.

    1. You will have to share your thoughts on the book. I wanted to buy but I have so many half read books right now it’s shameful! I am glad you like the post…it’s great to share tidbits that can help others!

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