So many people I have listened to recently have shared a common theme when talking about starting new businesses or ventures like new blogs. They have emphasized “knowing your why” and reminding yourself of it often so as not to lose sight of your goals and dreams regarding what you’ve set out to do.
I’ve been blogging for years off and on. I started out with a little blog on a now non existent blog hosting site called Homeschool Blogger. Anyone remember that? I loved it so much and learned many things about coding and design. It was so open ended and customizable. Eventually I moved on to Blogger, where I’ve been doing just personal blogging. That may continue in small form, but for the most part I’m going to be here. And by the way, WordPress is amazing.
So why a blog on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum?
I became a mother a little over three years ago when I became pregnant with my son, Titus. Three years sometimes doesn’t seem like a long time to me, but they have been very full years. I have learned so much about motherhood, and while in no way do I consider my self an expert, there are things I’ve noticed and learned that I wish to share with other people.
While each woman’s postpartum journey is different, we all share common threads. We are all women, transitioning into a brand new world of motherhood, navigating decisions we’ve never had to make before, and caring for someone we’ve just met but love so much that our hearts threaten to explode.
It is vital to know what we are not alone. There are going to be days when we certainly feel like it. But I believe that we should be able to find the support we need and seek to surround ourselves with a tribe that is there for us and resources that useful, accurate, and efficient.
I seek to be a voice that provides that kind of support, love, encouragement, and solidarity.
My “why” lies in knowing what its like to be a new mother, feeling like I’ve got it all together, only to realize that I don’t. It is inspired by thinking no one else could understand, and finding that when I reached out for help, it was there. My passion is fueled by longing to be pregnant, waiting to give birth, laboring for hours on end, cradling my newborn, postpartum anxiety, pregnancy loss, crying with my midwife, crying with other mamas, hormonal struggles, lip tie revision, and even simply by the making of a cup of tea.
I am your sister and your friend.
I am here for you.
You are not alone.