#TeamMotherly provided a lot of mom-to-mom support this year. And that’s what makes our community so special to us. We’re creating a space for mamas to share their stories, include us in their journeys and offer advice and insight into their lives and areas of expertise.
You are all wise women, and we’re so glad we get to learn from you and grow with you. We banded together this year, mamas. Over many, many important topics.
Like the mental load of motherhood
The was a huge topic for exhausted mamas this year. We talked about . (And how, quite often, we’re the.) We talked about how the . We talked about how it was a and the fact that it really —we promise. We even shared ASAP.
Like how challenging motherhood can be
We challenged whether sometimes. We talked about . We reassured you that, no, you’re not doing anything wrong, mama—that’s how some days—really difficult. And it . But we get stronger. Because moms rule. ?
Like how hard it can be to balance work and #MomLife
Is balance possible as a mom in general? Yes, it is. Your own kind of balance. A balance that works for you in your life. We talked about balance as a working mama specifically. We talked about how you . At all. So let’s .
We talked about how new motherhood can actually be really . We reassured each other when it was and when you were feeling like the was sort of taking your place and when you anymore. We also chatted about how , and how, our . (Go us!?)
Like how grateful we are for our friendships
Sometimes motherhood can be really . Our kiddos take up a lot of our time along with a lot of our mental and emotional space—so it can be hard to incorporate our friends into our everyday lives as much as we used to. And . And . And . And we talked about . And we thanked them for .
Like how wild and wonderful new motherhood is
There can be a lot of pressure on new mamas to know it all, be it all, understand it all right away—but you have absolutely . There is —you’re not going to get it all in a day. And fear not because, one day soon, you’ll .
But until then, enjoy those moments but don’t put pressure on yourself to feel like you have to of every day of motherhood. Because, as we all know, being a mama is complex. And there is no shame in that.
Like how there’s magic in the chaos
Our , that’s for sure. But, we’ve realized, there is so much wonder and awe in those messy, busy parts. There’s magic in that . And we’ve learned that even when or like or that , that it’s all okay—because , and even though some days feel super crazy—there’s a lot of love and light in this season.
Like how tired we are
Seriously. Can we ? We haven’t slept in a while, and . Or should we just have ? Because we love coffee and we appreciate coffee and coffee is our friend. Being can be a lot, and sometimes—we , because . And please don’t worry, because we all feel like this. We’re in this together. ?
Like how wonderful this life really is
Thank you for joining this ride with us, mamas. 2017 was an empowering year for mothers and we’re only just getting started. So, hang on. ?