Before we become mothers, we have visions and certain ideas of what motherhood will be like. Many of us as little girls pretended and practiced being a mom to our dolls. I remember those moments being so fulfilling and idilic. I couldn’t wait to be a mother. And once we become pregnant and finally get to hold our little babies for the first time, many of us realize motherhood isn’t exactly what we imagined. It is wonderful and the best thing ever, but it is more . . . and then some.
In this episode, I’m chatting with Whitney Bausman, a registered nurse, full-time mom to her two children, and author of her book Partly Sunny. We’re talking about motherhood. Just like me, Whitney had certain expectations when she first became pregnant on what motherhood would be like and then realized mothers around her had not been sharing all of the details on what motherhood is really like. Reality hit her, and it inspired her to write her book and share her experience so that other mothers could feel more prepared for their parenting journey. Listen along as we break down motherhood: expectations vs. realities.
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