Hey mom! You’re likely just starting to emerge from the fog that is postpartum and your babe (or babes!) are on their way to self-discovery.
You’re starting to get your feet beneath you and your identity as a “mother” is starting to crystallize. Perhaps you’re transitioning back to work or embracing your role life at home. Whatever the case may be, your village is just as important now as before. It’s evolved to support and guide you through your new life, plus one (two or three!).
Caring for your newborn has become second nature, but feelings of overwhelm may be starting to set in. Between managing all the intricacies of a newborn along with the demands of your house, relationship, and career, you’re feeling pulled in quite a few directions.
Some days, the mental load you’re carrying feels like the weight of the world is on you. But you also may be still managing emotional and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, or lingering effects of a traumatic birth. Perhaps you’re acing the parenting part, but you’ve started to let go of taking care of yourself. You’re beginning to notice shifts in friendships and a sense of loss for your past life, even if you adore your new one.
The right team — those who get the unique dynamics of life with a newborn, a toddler, a child — can help you feel less alone. They can validate your frustrations, worries, anxieties, but also give you the tools to find equilibrium again, so that you can shine brighter and stronger as not just a mother, but as a woman.