In honor of International Women’s Day, I put together a list of some of my favorite quotes that celebrate and empower women. As someone who supports women as they add to their families, as well as a mother, daughter, and friend, I believe we should celebrate and empower women everyday. I am thankful to know many incredible, strong, brave women who strive everyday to create equality for all. We have accomplished a lot but there is still much to be done.
Basically everybody who has kids knows the value of having help in those first few months after bringing baby home. Your family and friends love to come over and hold the baby or drop off a meal – but the first few weeks can feel like an endless whirlwind of visitors. Entertaining guests plus adjusting to life with a new little one can be draining and stressful! This is when you will be most thankful for your postpartum doula.
Ghosts, goblins, and spooky creatures of all kinds will roam the streets this Halloween – but maybe the scariest thing of all for new parents is the “witching hour.” Does the phrase send chills down your spine and make your hair stand on end? It doesn’t have to be that way!
I’ve learned recently that pregnancy and starting a business are more similar than I could have ever imagined. There is so much anticipation, and an ever growing to-do list: so many things to prepare, some little and some big, some tedious and some exciting. There is a big deadline looming, a “guess date,” as I like to say. You do your best to prepare every possible thing, can’t sleep because of the excitement and anxiety, make plans and break plans. But in the end, you just have to jump head-first into the unknown, no matter how scary it may be, because you know it’s the only way to truly learn and grow. It will teach you things about yourself, test your passion and patience, and make you question everything you know. But it will be beautiful.