How do you know when you're ready for motherhood? It is certainly a valid question. After all, you can't order a baby, try it out and return it or press a "pause" to wait for a better time to care for the child. In our society, we see plenty of pregnancy announcements, but people often don't talk about what led up to that moment. So, when I asked on Instagram what questions you all had for me about motherhood, maybe I shouldn't have been surprised to get this question from a lot of people. Wondering if I was ready for motherhood was something I thought a lot about in the years leading up to having our son. So, today I'm going to share more about what that looked like for me and how I knew I was ready.
We are one month into spring, and I guess it is better late than never to share my bucket list for this spring! I actually made this list last month to feel inspired to do some fun and timely spring things. In all honesty, I have a couple other to-do lists full of much more boring, adulting and home improvement things (hello taxes and my never-ending powder room project). In fact, it's because of those to-do lists that I am just now sharing this bucket list. But, I digress! If you're feeling in a rut or looking for ideas of things to do this spring, I hope this list gives you a little inspiration to do something new or a different during this beautiful season.
Four years ago, I hiked a super steep trail until we reached the overlook you see above. This photo appeared a couple days ago and I have since been reflecting on the BIG period of growth I faced at that time in my life, and how my perseverance got me through it. I had been … Continue reading Reminder: You’re stronger than you think.