Hi my loves,
With the end of the month comes the end of the “Ease-in to motherhood” event and the final roundup. What an extraordinary month it has been, I want to thank you for sharing all of your beautiful experiences so honestly and openly. Personally, through this excercise of writing, reading and sharing our experiences, I felt more connected and I appreciated the good times and the hard times from a different prespective. It was very healing to look back.
I hope that through sharing our motherhood experiences we are able to find empathy and support in the comunity and we are more aware of what the experience of becoming a mother can be like.
Special thanks go to Erin and Jodi who helped me with all the organization and integration of this event. Your time, encouragement and help made this event possible. Thank you both for sharing your heartfelt stories so openly.
For those who read, I thank you for following and reading the experiences of each one of the contributors and for your participation sharing your comments and messages.
There were so many good messages along the way, that it would be hard for me to gather them here, if you read along each and every one of our experiences or through our weekly summaries (week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4), you will find that each has something to give and you’ll find some comfort in those words and relate them to the experiences you might have lived, are living or will live.
Thanks to each and every one of you who contributed in some way to this event:
If you got through this series and are soon becoming a parent
Here is one valuable advice: Read!
Here a list of suggested books on what to read when you’re becoming a parent. I’ve read some of them, and I thinnk the list is quite complete.
Read so you know what are your options and you can better decide what you want. There are many different opinions and models for pretty much anything you can do, many agree, many differ, just read, keep reading, the more you know, the more confident you will be and the better you will understand about what works for you. And if you face a situation you have not read about, trust your gut, you are prepared, you got this!
Remember, aim for imperfection!
And if you wonder, how you can help a new mother?
My friend Donna and I suggest you a couple things written on these posts that can hint to some ideas on how you can help a new mother in your life, in case she can’t ask herself.
Thank you for reading and sharing your stories.