Bittersweet is a word you might use to describe the first year of motherhood - so magical and so exhausting! Welcome to Take the Upgrade Episode 34. Leanne Peterson is your host and she’s joined by her co-host Natalie to discuss the first year of motherhood.
Whether you are preparing for motherhood or you are already in the middle, there are a few things you can do today to make life simpler. Plan help. How are you going to get help from friends and family? Leanne recommends letting loved ones help you, even stay with you, and for after, hiring a mother’s helper in advance to help do some of the tasks like grocery shopping and vacuuming that you don’t need to be the one to do.
Leanne just finished her first year of motherhood and for Natalie, the memories of that season are a little more distant, but they both absolutely site tiredness to be the number one challenge. This is why planning for help will be so important to the saving of your sanity.
Leanne shares other great tips about not falling into the most common mistake first-year moms make, which is being the gate keeper to their baby. Let your husband learn to care for the baby, too. This sets an awesome and healthy precedent for the child’s whole life.
Other great tips from today’s discussion include how to manage worries that you’re not teaching your child everything you should be - to what books to read - to making intentional rather than reactionary choices. Thanks so much for tuning in for our discussion on motherhood!
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Leanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston and she works with clients all over the country. She is committed to helping you find peace in the midst of difficult life situations and transitions. Using powerful insights into health and energy alignment, Leanne helps you create the beautiful life you want!