When my friend Stephanie of Mommy, for real wrote an Op-Ed piece in response to a mother who shared her smooth transition into motherhood, nobody predicted the motherhood movement she would begin.
#SoGladTheyToldMe has brought moms together in the sisterhood of motherhood. We’re all in this together. And through this campaign, we’re sharing tidbits of advice that we’re grateful for receiving.
My personal experience with becoming a mother is different than what I read about in most blogs. Because I had my now teenage son when I was just a babe myself, motherhood came easily and has been the biggest factor in who I am as a person.
A story I shared in my HuffPost piece Motherhood Did Not Change Me, It Made Me.
I have no idea who I would be if I weren’t a mom. I lose myself in mom life regularly. I forget that I’m a person too. That I have friends, dreams & goals, and a life outside of caring for others. And that’s why I’m grateful for the advice I received, it’s O.K. to put yourself first. Because I need to attend to my own needs.
And I don’t want to feel guilty for doing so.
You can read more about the #SoGladTheyToldMe movement here. There’s also a form at the bottom of the page for you to submit the advice you received and would like to pass along to other moms out there.
You are encouraged to also share your own photos and message on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #SoGladTheyToldMe.