Becoming a mom changed me.
This should have been no surprise, but motherhood came to define my identity in a way I never expected it would.
From very early on in my first pregnancy, I started to know that my calling to help people, which led me to be a teacher to kids and adults in topics from English to technology to exercise and yoga, would start to be shaped toward helping moms.
Not long after my first child was born, I serendipitously started helping moms run their small businesses.
I was finding my rhythm.
Then, I got pregnant with my second child, and he was born with a congenital heart defect. As I write this, he is six months old, and we have spent nearly five of those months in the hospital with him.
This time has required us to spend more than half of our nights away from our older daughter, since we have to live in the city, an hour away from our home, in order to help care for our son.
I have never learned so much about myself, my motherhood, my kids, other people, and the world as I have in these past six months.
One thing I know, though, is I can keep on helping moms build their business, but perhaps I can help moms who have experienced something like me as well. Because, for me, just finding someone who might understand a little of what I’m going through has been an incredibly powerful blessing.
So, that’s the goal of this blog.
Here is just a glimpse into what I’ve learned and what I believe:
- You never know what another mom is going through or why she does what she does.
- What works for one family doesn’t have to work for yours.
- No mom is deserving of your judgment–it’s a waste of time and energy.
- The only thing anyone should expect of a mom is to take care of her kids.
- We are all doing our best.
- No matter what you face as a mom, sometimes you feel alone.
I hope my experience as a mom can make you feel like someone is walking beside you in yours.