It is hard to believe my journey as a mother begun 8 years ago.
Eight years ago my first born entered the world. A perfect 6lb 2oz baby boy. I wouldn’t put him down, read every possible baby book and looking back, I would say I was a very uptight, cautious and Type A parent.
Two years later I became mommy to my second born. A daughter. I was elated. And also terrified I would never be able to love her as much as I loved my son. But the moment that 7lb 6oz baby girl entered the world I my heart grew. I became a little more relaxed in my parenting style. But life as I knew it was now a balancing act.
Over the next year my daughter and I experienced a few challenges in regards to breastfeeding. When she was just two months old my milk supply plummeted. You can read more about that experience here. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to replenish my milk supply. And while every moment was SO worth it, my sweet baby girl wouldn’t let me put her down. Enter baby wearing!! Her and I were connected at the hip. Literally!!
A few years later we decided to have our third child. He came into this world with a personality like no other! He was the most fun, loving, and silly little boy. On the move from the moment he could crawl. I found myself truly loosening up and enjoying parenthood for the first time. Holding onto moments. Enjoying the little things. Our family was complete….so we thought.
And then the universe decided to surprise us with baby number FOUR.
Oh how my world had changed. I was once an uptight, nervous mother, keeping track of every. single. detail. And now I was mom to FOUR kids under 7 years. My heart was so full it could burst. I quickly realized, my parenting style HAD to change. I had to let go. I had to become a Type B parent. It was going to be okay if my alphabet floor mat wasn’t in alphabetical order. It was okay if our closets were no longer color coded. I had to realize that it was okay to have a rough day. It was okay to let a few things go and I could still be a GREAT mom!
I also realized I needed help! I needed baby a new baby carrier. I needed a stroller that would accommodate my two babies plus a Kindergartner whose legs got tired easily. I needed support. I needed realize I was not alone.
In 2016 I attended Chicago WEAR conference and realized just that. I was NOT alone. There were hundreds of moms out there just like me. And there were carriers I had NO idea about! Baby carriers that would make my experience as a mom of four so much easier. Support groups that included mothers who had large families just like me! And moms that were Type A turned Type B because they had not other choice (but they were still deep down Type A). It was such a fun boutique style convention dedicated to bringing modern parents & mothers-to-be together.
I am thrilled to attend MommyCon Chicago+WEAR this year, March 3-5th in Resonant. AND I have TWO passes to give away to ANY MommyCon Conference!!!! Join me for seminars, workshops and the amazing exhibitor hall. Topics will include Birth, Baby Wearing, Feeding (infants & toddlers), Nurturing the Parent, Feminine Health, Greener Living, and MORE! You can read more at Mommycon.com and follow along on Facebook!
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