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A Wilder Life

Hi everyone! Welcome to Becoming Mom!! I'm so happy you're here! My hope for this platform is to create a raw and unedited safe place, share my perspective on the ups and downs I've experienced in momhood , and encourage you to keep moving forward on your darkest days. Sometimes when you're sitting in four day old sweats, with your greasy a** hair thrown on top of your head, with your boobie-milk leaking evverryywheree, you need that loving, gentle friend to tell you to get your stanky-a** up and take a shower. I'm her.

BUTTTT.. hear me out. On those dark days, when you need to sulk, cry and sleep. Girl, I will sit right beside you; dirty hair, stinky pits, coffee breath and all. I'm committed.

Momhood is next level. And it is such a disservice to yourself if you choose to walk it alone.

SO. Find your peeps, share your stories, laugh at yourself and invest in the community here at Becoming Mom.

Let me introduce myself. I'm Ellie, a first-time momma to a beautiful baby boy Beau who just recently turned six months old... (ughhh my heart). Becoming a mom has transformed so many aspects of my life and has really challenged me in ways I wasn't prepared for. Self-reflection has never held such power since having Beau and I find myself constantly challenging traditional parenting, finding balance within my marriage, reflecting on how I was raised, and really narrowing down what kind of mother I want to be.

And it's so crazy isn't it? How much power and influence we actually have as parents. There are only a few moments in life that give you an opportunity of such impact. And I don't know about you, but that seems like a really important role to me. Something I want to do well in, keep myself open to learn more and grow and hopefully raise a kind, capable and strong child. It can be hard not to get wrapped up in the perfection of it all and try to be the perfect mom and partner, never slip up and carry it all. Not only is that unrealistic but it's pretty damn exhausting. Leaving wiggle room for growth, mistakes and a learning curve will make this journey of momhood so much more enjoyable for you, your partner and your babies.

I'm only six short months into this gig and there is so much I want to share! It's been a dream of mine to become a mom, and I can't believe I'm here. Adjusting to parenthood is hard. You are learning your new role and finding your groove, supporting your spouse without harbouring resentment, balancing new financial responsibilities, all while keeping a little-ity-bity- human alive! Remember Rome wasn't built in a day.

I can't wait to share more with you and I invite you to walk along this journey with me. I encourage you to continue to do your best, pace yourself, acknowledge your struggles and give yourself (and your partner) grace.

All my love,

Ellie







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