I recently decided it’s time to start blogging again! I haven’t written in years and there are a lot of reasons for that. Mainly, it’s because it hasn’t been a priority. According to social media life experts, that’s the new acceptable way to say “I haven’t had time.” Most of my energy for the past couple of years has gone towards growing and raising a human and trying to stay afloat in life while doing that. I’m still treading water, but I’ve accepted that I might feel that way for years to come so I’m working on finding my new normal. Recent efforts towards setting boundaries and putting a little more time into my own self-care (always a work in progress), have opened up some personal space to focus on my career again. I LOVE being a mom, but boy is it hard balancing your career identity with your new mom identity – especially when you’re obsessed with both. I feel so lucky to have a career that I love so much. My work touches all areas of my life and has become particularly interesting as I’ve embarked on my own feeding journey and love affair with my son. This is why I want to start blogging again. This is also where I might lose a lot of readers-another mommy blog! Wink. Not so much a mommy blog, but rather a professional blog enlightened by my personal experiences. I’ve decided we need more online content for mothers that does not center around getting your pre-baby body back (where did it go?), losing weight, eating less and using controlling feeding methods. We need more blogs that are pro-mama intuition and provide advice (from a trained professional) that enhances what you already know. If you find my thoughts interesting, cool. If you don’t, that’s ok. I don’t plan to make money from this blog and I’m pretty sure my main reader following will include my mother, two sisters and my grandma. Anyone else is a bonus 😉
What to expect from my blog…
- Insight from my own journey (and those of my client’s and friend’s) with feeding, pregnancy and postpartum life and how that has changed me professionally (and personally).
- Professional and personal opinions re: body image, Health at Every Size (r), eating disorders, intuitive eating, mindful eating, etc… – especially related to motherhood
- A few recipes here and there that you can actually use. I don’t make it to the farmer’s market every week (or month) and I don’t always buy organic. Fact: Many people who talk that up and only post their CSA’s on Instagram, don’t either. Instagram is not real. More on insta and your food game later. Another fact: You are NOT failing at life if you aren’t making it to the farmer’s market and you don’t have chickens in your backyard (although, I do think that’s pretty cool).
- A plethora of errors – I have a one year old. I’m sleep deprived. Forgive me.
- Short and sweet. Being concise has always been a challenge for me so I’m going to work really hard on this one. Notice that I couldn’t stand to leave “short and sweet” without an explanation!
Ok, so that’s that. Enjoy!
<3 Your favorite RD,