We're going to let you in on a little secret: You're never really ready for the wild adventure of motherhood. Even if you do all the planning and plotting possible, there will come a day when you'll look down at your sweet little baby and think, “How on Earth did I get here?" (Hmm: lots of sex, 42 pregnancy tests and nine months of sacrifice, perhaps?) Motherhood is all about learning to roll with the punches... and the kicks. Spoiler alert: We're all just winging it.


XO,

#TeamMotherly

P.S., Get slightly more ready with a “trusting your body" fertility meditation from Expectful, the mindfulness program geared toward TTC, pregnant and new mamas. Deep breaths. It's going to be okay.

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Another week has come and gone—and while there's still a chill in the air and (quite possibly), January is finally coming to an end. How did your first month of the new decade go, Mama?

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