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New Mom Guide: Cheatsheets

Easy to Follow Cheatsheets for every problem you'll probably encounter as a new mom
Finding Your Sense of Self as a New Mother

Finding Your Sense of Self as a New Mother

 

  • I just didn’t feel like me anymore.  I’m not quite sure when it happened exactly but I had begun to have these overwhelming moments of wondering who I was and what I was doing.  Sometimes it would stop me dead in my tracks and I would feel at a loss as to where the old-me (the strong, capable, could-deal-with-anything-me) had gone.

  • Yep I had become a mom and had walked into motherhood naively and maybe with a tad of arrogance, thinking ‘what’s the fuss about?!  It can’t be this hard!’ 

  • It all hit me.  Postpartum depression and Anxiety sent me into a very lonely place

  • The joy of having my preemie home, the feelings of being inadequate as a mom and wife just felt conflicting. 

  • Some days I felt in total control and other days totally out of my depth. 

  • Motherhood just wasn’t what I thought it would be; it was hard. 

  • I had fairytale expectations going into motherhood.

  •  I got frusturated a lot as a new mom and shifting my priorities. 

  • My baby was sleeping through the night and I was still exhausted    

  • I found going back to work really tough even though I had only taken off 6 months mat leave. 

  • I think I was just tired of designing and working for another company and ready to bring my WHY to reality
  • There was a massive dip in my confidence.

  • Over time and with hindsight, I realized that I may never feel completely like the old-me back but that wasn’t such a bad thing.  I did sort of miss her, but I had changed quite a lot.  

  • We really give ourselves a hard time, don’t we? 

  • Whether we’re moms or not, we put so much pressure and expectations on ourselves.  I found that I wanted to be perfect and perfect is not reality

  • I spent too much time searching for the old-me and It ate away at my mental well-being. 

  • 6 Months Postpartum I've found love and acceptance with who I am again.  Yay!  It has taken time, tears and some soul-searching – but I quite like the new-me. 

Hidden Confessions of a NICU Mama

Honest Confessions from a NICU Mom

Style Guide: Simple & Gorgeous Maternity Outfits

Our Top 7 Tips in choosing Maternity Outfits.

20 Postpartum Essentials for a Speedy Recovery

Postpartum Must-Haves for a Quicker Recovery

20 NURSING FRIENDLY OUTFITS YOU CAN BREASTFEED IN

Today we are talking nursing friendly clothes to breastfeed in! Especially in the winter it can be tricky to find dresses and tops for discreet nursing when you are out and about.  Breastfeeding my first child, Charlotte, as a preemie made breastfeeding even more difficult.  Charlotte had to learn how to suck & swallow and this caused me a lot of anxiety because she'd often stop breathing while she learned to breastfeed.  While in the NICU there isn't much privacy.   I had to figure out what kind of gear and clothes I needed to be able to breastfeed and I wanted to make sure the clothing was breathable because of the amount of kangaroo care we'd do following a feed. It required a lot of research, time, and energy. 

With the right gear and right clothing I’m able to breastfeed in regular clothes all the time. So, here they are!  We are sharing 20 outfit ideas that are totally nursing friendly but don't necessarily consist of designated nursing tops.

 

Fall/Winter Breastfeeding Tops Under $50

Our Favorite Tops to Breastfeed Baby in under $50

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Friday Five | 5 New Mom Wardrobe Essentials

Friday Five | 5 New Mom Wardrobe Essentials

5 Must Haves to stay comfy & stylish in Motherhood
New Moms Guide: Postpartum Essentials

New Moms Guide: Postpartum Essentials

20 postpartum must haves for faster & easier recovery