I am a wife, daughter, sister, and mama to one little boy. I believe in the greatness of the female body, the healing powers of mother nature, the sanctity of the family and the unconditional love of a mother for her babies.
I am learning how to be a mother, a role model, a gentle and accepting person. I am still learning to always be grateful for myself and all that I have achieved in my short life. I am learning how to be unselfish and how to give everything of myself without asking for anything in return. I am starting to learn how to heal, how to accept and how to let things go.
After giving birth to my son, I quickly found myself in the midst of postpartum depletion, anxiety, and depression. Despite months of preparation, self-study and countless hours of research and reading, I still felt unprepared for my son’s birth and the subsequent self-care and baby care that was required. I realized that others in my circle must feel this way too and so I decided to begin sharing my experiences with my community. Having a handful of friends who have also given birth recently or were about to, I thought it was important to share what I was going through and how I was handling motherhood. My journey began on Instagram and evolved into this blog.
My intention for this blog is to continue sharing about my motherhood journey including all the highs and especially the lows. Our society doesn’t talk about the lows nearly enough and I believe that it is a great detriment to new mamas. I think it’s also important to hear a number of different perspectives and I, therefore, encourage anyone reading or following this blog to comment and add their thoughts, perspectives, and experiences so that other mamas may learn from you too. It takes a village to raise a baby and a new mama, but many of us don’t have a village of support people around us. If you need it, you can add me to your village and I will do all that I can to support you.
I hope that you enjoy what you find here and that you stick around for more.
Mama + Bebé