Think back to when you first found out you were pregnant.
How excited were you?
How amazing did you feel?
It’s a pretty powerful feeling, right?
Then think back to when you gave birth and brought home your little bundle of joy.
How scared were you?
Did you feel surrounded with help or alone?
Becoming a mother is an amazing and wonderful gift.
It’s full of new and fun adventures.
You know the kind of adventures I’m talking about, like trying to make it out of the grocery store alive.
It’s full of things you’ve never ventured into before.
Diaper changes in record time and waking up in the middle of the night.
It’s also equally overwhelming and sometimes frustrating.
It can be even more so when you feel you are doing it completely alone.
Some women have help, but a lot of women are doing this mothering thing alone.
It can be lonely and scary to do completely alone.
This week in my post for Mom Motivation Mondays at The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide I talk about my experience of mothering with and without a mom tribe. Read this excerpt from my post here and then head over to The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide to read the rest of the post here.
Becoming a mom is such an amazing feeling.
The excitement you feel when you find out you’re pregnant to the first ultrasound when you get to hear the heartbeat.
The sense of wonder as you marvel at your newborn baby cradled in your arms.
The feeling of tremendous responsibility as you fit your little one into the car seat for the first time.
Both of my daughter’s births are etched forever in my memory. It’s as if they happened yesterday.
Something else that’s forever etched in my memory is how completely alone I felt after my first versus how supported I felt after my second due largely to my mom tribe.
So what is a mom tribe?
Find out what a mom tribe is in this post. Find out how I found my mom tribe, and how it made all the difference in how I felt not only about mothering, but about myself as a mother.
It changed the way I mothered and changed who I am as a woman today.
Read the rest of my post here.