Hi! I’m Laura – a wife, daughter, sister, and mama to one little boy and another on the way. 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 also believe that mothers are the true super heroes in our world, that we are unstoppable and invincible, once we put our minds to it!
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 had 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 Mama + Bebe.
My intention for Mama + Bebe is to continue sharing about my motherhood journey including all the highs and the lows. Our society doesn’t talk about the realities of the lows nearly enough and I believe that it is a great detriment to new mamas because we don’t necessarily know how to cope, or that we aren’t alone, that what we are feeling is NORMAL. 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.
Prior to becoming a mama, I worked for an international charity in their volunteer travel division. My passions are international travel, Spanish food, cats and enjoying life’s opportunities. I am now a full-time mama and wife; part-time jewelry designer and company owner (www.serenandskye.com), part-time digital marketing entrepreneur and part-time traditional employee. I have realized that I can do it all and I can do it all like a #momboss. I’m here to share with you how I do it and how you can too!
I hope that you enjoy what you find here and that you stick around for more.
Mama + Bebé