This is Motherhood Community
A few weekends ago, I, along with my husband and close friends, completed the Tough Mudder. (If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a ten-mile obstacle course that is a little insane at times.) It’s always been on my bucket list and once I had kids, the thought of accomplishing something like that seemed dim. But after months of training, a lot of encouragement and a team of my closest people – we crossed the finish line and completed every single obstacle.? Don’t get me wrong, there were moments of sheer terror, fear that crippled me and if it wasn’t for my team and other “mudders” along the way cheering me on, encouraging and rooting for me, I would have never made it past the fear.
As I sit here and type this, it reminds me all too well of my journey through motherhood and more specifically through postpartum depression and anxiety. If I didn’t have my closest friends, my tribe, my husband and my Jesus by my side through the crippling fear, encouraging me and rooting me on that I am, in fact, stronger than the fear, I would have never made it out.
Mama, it’s so hard to admit we are struggling. It’s so hard to put the “label” on postpartum depression and anxiety. But it is very real and if we don’t have a tribe, a village of friends and people who love us surrounding us, that fear so easily consumes. Find your tribe. Love them hard! YOU are stronger that your fear!
This has been a long time coming, but I am in the process of finalizing the loose ends of putting together This is Motherhood Community events. We will be having monthly workshops all related to motherhood including but not limited to; postpartum depression/anxiety, breastfeeding support, infant sleep education, postpartum planning, newborn care, baby led weaning, baby wearing – you name it, we are gonna cover it! It is a safe place where you can share your fears, worries, challenges, and wins. We are judgment-free and ready to support you in your journey through motherhood. Most of these events are going to be local, but I will be hosting some online workshops and mini-courses as well.
Not local to Loudoun County, Virginia? That’s ok! We have an online community! Our online community will host the same support that our local events will have. We have mom’s in all stages of motherhood in the group so that we can all have the support that we need 🙂
I have rebranded my blog a bit and focused it a bit more on the This is Motherhood Postpartum movement. I am now offering New Parent Coaching and Postpartum Doula Services. I am also offering 25% off of all of my services to you if you book by the end of August (your services don’t need to be scheduled for August, just purchased by the end of August). Click here to book a chat with me to see if we would be a good match!
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