Motherhood Thrive

A LOVE LETTER TO NEW MOMS!

dlee_bozhani-baby
via @dlee_bozhani

Happy Mother’s Day you beautiful, courageous, fiercely loved woman. We welcome you. We celebrate you. We tip our hats to you. You literally brought a new human into this world. It’s pretty crazy, incredible, and it deserves all the celebrating!

Entering into motherhood is kind of like moving out for the first time, or that semester you lived abroad. It can be a daunting and overwhelming transition, and it can take over. There’s a real importance in surrounding yourself with strong women who are in the same boat as you. Few experiences will so wholly alter your life and rattle your identity as becoming a mother, but change is good, change is right, change is evolving and we want to be there for you and with you.

One of the greatest parts of the new mommy club is all the other kick-ass mommies that are figuring this out too. Finding them, with their deep understanding of the late nights and puke in your hair, can create a sense of camaraderie like nothing else. They’re going to just get you. So, this Mother’s Day we want you to treat yourself to a new best friend.

krista.horton_baby
via @krista.horton

Motherhood is a lifestyle, there’s no doubt about that! In transitional times, our once close friends might not always fit the bill. Your bedtime is earlier, your phone is full of songs about farm animals, and your idea of a good time simply alters as you become a new version of yourself. There is nothing wrong with any of this, and this is not about cutting people out. It’s all about bringing people in.

Why is this so important? Major shifts in life are handled best when you’re surrounded by people who understand where your head is at, or who are losing theirs right alongside you. They can help carry the load, swap babysitting duties, complain about breast pumps with you, and actually appreciate a good poop story. Wouldn’t that just be the best thing ever? Most of all, they will understand that you are still you. Becoming a mother hasn’t changed your core, it’s just added a little extra flair and a lot more things to load into the car.

Let Hey! VINA link you up with some other like-minded mommies who understand the importance of picking a kid friendly restaurant and the beauty in sleeping an extra twenty minutes. Take those mimosas to the park or read tabloids together while the Care Bears play in the background because we think expanding your inner circle is the best gift you can give yourself.

We get you. We love you. Happy Mother’s Day.

1 comment on “A LOVE LETTER TO NEW MOMS!

  1. Lashawna Taylor

    I’m so looking forward to meeting new moms. I’m intimidated by groups often because my fear of being judged. I’m cautiously optimistic though.

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