The ABCs of Motherhood


Do you ever just sit back in amazement of all that has happened to you since becoming a mother? We evolve in so many ways. It seems like just yesterday we were announcing our adoptions and pregnancies. We take care of every last detail right until our child’s arrival, and then that little person enters our life. We are forever changed. 

Appreciate how you evolve.

Mothering is messy. We have good days and bad days. Sometimes we feel like Supermom, and others, well, not so much. Maybe you can relate. Perhaps you had a certain image of how your daily life would be. You look at yourself today and think either, “I’m there! I’ve got this!” or “I’m so far away from that, and it’s really frustrating.”

Keep your eyes on the bigger picture.

It’s so important to sit back and savor all that you have become. Take a seat by the window, sip some tea, and snuggle in with yourself. We grow right along with our children, and none of us are perfect. Life moves so fast, but you have to pause and soak it all in.

As you evolve in your parenting life, take some time now and then to think of the little things. Those moments that make you feel like you’ve got this. Count your blessings. It’s as easy as ABC.

The ABCs for Mothers: I Never Thought I Would…

[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Acclimate[/typography] so quickly
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Become[/typography] a force to be reckoned with
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Create[/typography] something so wonderful
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Depend[/typography] on my instincts so much
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Eat[/typography] peanut butter and jelly for lunch
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Feel[/typography] less afraid to be home alone when my child is with me
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Gravitate[/typography] towards mothers whose lessons I also need to learn
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Handle[/typography] the hard stuff graciously
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Invent[/typography] so many silly, crazy songs
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Jump[/typography] into mud puddles and embrace all things messy
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Keep[/typography] everything
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Look[/typography] in three different stores for socks with rubber padding
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Make[/typography] it this far
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Need[/typography] so many answers
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Opt[/typography] for a King bed to co-sleep more comfortably
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Pack[/typography] so many snacks for an afternoon at the park
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Question[/typography] everything
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Read[/typography] my child’s face hundreds of times in a day
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Stay[/typography] up all night searching for a lost toy
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Treasure[/typography] a piece of paper with a scribble on it
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Use[/typography] leftovers so creatively
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Vacation[/typography] at home and enjoy every minute
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Wear[/typography] clothes without a stain again
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]X-ray[/typography] the world around us so much
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Yearn[/typography] to stop time again and again
[typography font=”Emilys Candy” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]Zero in[/typography] on how the world is better place because my child is in it

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Hello, I’m Stephanie! I grew up climbing trees and chasing fireflies here in NH, and I love watching my son Rohan do the same! I adore the Seacoast’s close-knit community and constant stream of wholesome family activities, and I feel grateful to be here. I have a Master’s in English Education and have taught both at home and abroad. Writing has been a quiet passion of mine since childhood, and I admire anyone who has the courage to put pen to paper and express themselves. My husband and I are from different cultures, so ours is a multicultural, bilingual home. We divide our time and hearts to family both in the U.S. and India, trying to give our son the best of both worlds. It isn’t always easy balancing here and there, but I grew up watching my European parents do the same. They taught me to be curious, appreciative, and respectful when merging two cultures, because you find more silver linings than roadblocks. This inspires me to be a better mother every day.


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