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What I Wish I Would Have Known 3 Years Ago: Tips for New Moms

Empowering mothers through psychology-informed coaching and mental health support

As I sit here, about to give birth to my second daughter in a few weeks, I can't help but reflect on the past three years since I had my first daughter. I've learned that becoming a mom is a journey full of surprises, challenges, and joys. Here are some things I wish I had known back then that can hopefully help new moms navigate this journey:

  1. Embrace all your feelings: Becoming a mom is a rollercoaster of emotions. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and even scared. Embrace all your feelings and don't be afraid to ask for help.

  2. Be kind to yourself: It's easy to fall into the trap of perfectionism and self-criticism as a new mom. Remember that you're doing the best you can, and it's okay to make mistakes.

  3. You still matter: It's easy to lose yourself in motherhood, but it's important to remember that you still matter. Take time for yourself, pursue your passions, and don't forget who you are beyond motherhood.

  4. Knowing who you are beyond motherhood is important: Motherhood is a big part of who you are, but it's not the only thing that defines you. Knowing who you are beyond motherhood is essential for your own well-being and your relationship with your child.

  5. Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness: As a new mom, it can be hard to admit that you need help or support. However, it's important to remember that no one can do it all alone. Asking for help from friends, family, or professionals is a sign of strength, not weakness.

  6. It's okay to change your mind: As a new mom, you might have a lot of expectations or plans for how things should be. However, it's important to be flexible and willing to change your mind if things don't work out as you thought they would. Parenting is a journey of learning and adapting, so it's okay to adjust your approach as you go along.

Looking back on the past three years since becoming a new mom, I've learned so much about myself and motherhood. I'm grateful for the rollercoaster ride that led me to where I am today. I hope that my experiences can help other moms navigate the challenges of motherhood and find their own path to personal growth and fulfilment. Remember, you are not alone, and there is no one "right" way to be a mom. Embrace your unique journey, be kind to yourself, and know that you can create the life you want, both as a mom and as a woman!

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Feb 27
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It's so easy to fall into. the trap of just being mum now and forgetting yourself!

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