As a first time mom, one thing I’ve noticed about my adventure so far is that it has truly been enriched by sharing it with others. From the day we found out we would be blessed with a beautiful baby up until now, as the mom of a 7 month old, I’ve shared our journey – all the up’s, down’s, and in-betweens. The love and support I’ve received along the way has been nothing short of overwhelming, and has in part inspired my desire to start this blog.
I want to be clear about my hopes and intentions for this blog. I do not consider myself to be an expert, guru, or authority on any of the topics I plan to write about, and I hope to never come off like I think so. How could I? I’m new to this! I do not think my way is always the best way. And I am absolutely positive there are other and better ways of doing the things that I do. A lot of which I’m sure I’ll learn along the way. A friend once said that there’s got to be at least 10,000 ways to raise a healthy baby, and I agree with her. My goal is to simply share what I do, be open and honest about our journey, and hopefully inspire discussions, creativity, or at the very least create a place for moms (or soon-to-be moms!) to go where they can feel like they aren’t alone in this entirely unique adventure of motherhood. The sense of camaraderie, solidarity, and friendship I’ve found in talking with my fellow mom friends is invaluable to me, and I would love to be able to create that here with any and all moms who desire the same.
Finally, I want to clarify what I mean when I sling around the term “mom” – the women I am inviting to join me in this blog. While I envision most of my posts being particularly geared towards or helpful for moms with little ones like myself, I am also inviting pregnant moms who haven’t had the joy of meeting their little one face-to-face yet, and I am also inviting moms who may not have children yet, but are moms in their heart and soul. I know I was a mom long before a tiny heartbeat showed up on an ultrasound.
Now let’s see if I can figure out how to use this thing! 🙂