I've been thinking a lot lately about who actually reads my blog. Who am I talking to when I write? Who am I hoping will read this and feel something (hopefully positive) towards my words? Who am I trying to reach?
I imagine that you, my reader, are someone in your late 20s to 30s, a mom with preschool age little people (or younger) who's trying to figure out who she is while coping with the fact that you are responsible for one or more other humans. I've said this before, but it still baffles me that the hospital just let us walk out with Connor. No questions. No follow up. They just expected us to be fine. So far, so good, but damn! That's a lot of pressure on a couple of 20-somethings.
Maybe you found my site after researching making your own baby food on Pinterest. (This is a very popular blog post of mine and it's where many of my readers come from.)
Maybe you're trying to navigate adding a newborn while keeping up with a toddler. Been there! Not easy, but completely doable. Just take a deep breathe and focus on one thing at a time. And make sure you eat something.
Maybe you're looking for some motivation to get up and get your body moving. Try and find out what your new post-baby body will look like and find a new groove.
Maybe you found me because you were looking for comfort after having recently lost your baby. I know that feeling and I know how hard it is to try and explain it to someone who hasn't felt it. They want to feel for you, but it's one of those impossible feelings. You can't truly understand it unless you've felt it, although you honestly hope and pray that no one else has to feel that way. I'm here for you, if you ever need to talk. I'm always here.
Whatever stage of life you're in, I'm happy you're here with me! I'm so grateful for all of you lovely people who take time out of your busy days to read my words and hopefully take something positive away from them. I hope that, if nothing else, I can shine a little light and show you that we're all just winging it here! Some people make it look easier than others, but no one really knows what they're doing when it comes to parenting because no two children/situations/parents are exactly the same. What works for one will almost certainly not work for the other.
I started this site to give myself an outlet. A way to release some of the mom life pressure. Now, I write for you. To show you that this isn't all fun and games. That the struggle is real, as the shirts say. That we're all out here in the trenches, alone together, winging it and hoping for the best.
Dear Reader, you are a fantastic human and I'm grateful for you.
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