Motherhood hit me hard—it slapped me across the face. I had quit my corporate job and stepped into motherhood all in a two week span of time. I went from independence straight into dependence. A 7 pound baby quickly ruled every minute of my day and who I once was had been buried under a list of duties that never ended. I wanted to be a mother ever since I can remember—it was never a question in my mind.
But what they don’t tell you or teach you is that along the journey you shape into a different human being. You hear about all the sleepless nights but when you live and breathe them daily you understand the pain of another mother who has stepped in those same shoes.
I finally had somewhat of a routine down by the time my daughter was 6 months. My dark circles were no longer super dark, just slightly discolored, and my hair was finally taking a style. I stepped out of newborn trenches and became somewhat put together. I started to crave my own self. I wanted to have a creative outlet that I could bury myself into all while nursing and changing diapers. I desperately needed to connect with other mothers like me, who just wanted to be honest with the journey and not pretend it was all easy and fun.
I had days I jumped on social media and shouted from the rooftops that I was pretty dang tired and my child was driving me nuts. So I dove straight into creating a blog that was not only my journey but one that “all mothers” wanted to be a part of. We rallied together, spoke about our daily problems, and connected deeply on all things motherhood. That’s when The Mother Effin Truth Blog was born. I had two babies to care for and one was physical and one was mental. It honestly completed me for many years.
Then I turned a corner and my then baby became a toddler. I decided to team up with a friend and open a clothing business geared towards moms. It was called The Mom Capsule—what a surprise. I spent 4 years hustling between the daily to-do’s that come along with motherhood and the balance of running my own company. I loved every minute of the journey.
Now years later, I’m past both of these ventures and I didn’t know what direction I wanted to go down. I started hoping to find a sign and I honestly kept going back to my core. I love learning new recipes, designing, and sourcing new finds along the way. I always shared all of this on my Instagram and that’s when a light bulb went off. So I decided to stop hiding behind a name and come out as myself. I’m back to old roots and writing and sharing are what I love to do.
I’m so excited to share all the things I discover along my journey. Let’s get started and cook and fill our houses with fun design finds!
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