First-Time Mom Musings: What I Think Motherhood Will Be Like

As a first-time mom entering her eighth month of pregnancy, you bet I’ve gone through my fair share of mommy blogs, pregnancy apps, and parenting guide books. The words may sound a little different depending on whose speaking, but the message is clear no matter the source—your life is about to change. Just like every pregnancy journey is unique, I know motherhood will be something special to only me and my growing baby. So as much as I find comfort reading up on other moms’ exciting journeys, I am more eager to learn from my own experiences. Counting down the days until you meet your little one too? Keep on reading to find out what I’m preparing for!

First-Time Mom Musings: What I Think Motherhood Will Be Like

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A Fresh and Floral Maternity Shoot Turned Fun Mother-Daughter Shoot

Mommy Jamila’s original plan was  to have a bright and summery maternity shoot, but her daughter, Nics, had other plans. As soon as all the flowers were laid out on the floor for mommy’s shoot, Nics couldn’t help but run to the set and start playing with the colorful props. The result? Mom’s dainty maternity shoot turned into a priceless mother-daughter shoot filled with real emotions and smiles all around. Don’t you just love the sweet, candid moments caught on film? We sure do! Bask in the bond between this mother-daughter duo as you scroll through this summery set by Sunfolk by Mute.

A Fresh and Floral Mother and Daughter Shoot

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Kiro Levi Gets Ready for Blast Off in His Astronaut Themed First Birthday Party!

For Kiro Levi’s first trip around the sun, his Mom and Dad went all out with an Astronaut themed birthday party and what a fitting celebration it is! Just look at those cardboard cutouts of rocket ships. The decorations as well as the tiered birthday cake were D.I.Y.-ed and undoubtedly made with love. There’s even a cutout of the adorable celebrant wearing a space suit! How cute! And to safely celebrate this happy day with their loved ones, Kiro Levi greeted his guests while they drove by. This birthday party really does look so cheerful with all the astronaut details and décor in black, gold, and silver. Enjoy scrolling through these photos by Willy Mariveles Photography!

Kiro Levi Gets Ready for Blast Off in His Astronaut Themed First Birthday Party!

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Parental Anxiety: How to Tame the Inner Beast Named “Worry”

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a parent to a baby, a toddler, or a teenager. Worry comes with the job description and it’s normal for parents to do so. Raise your hand if you’re guilty of slowly putting your finger under your baby’s nose just to check his/her breath while asleep? Or are you guilty of triple checking your whole house just to make sure it’s 100% baby-proof for your toddler? It’s a parent’s instinct, especially a mother’s, to worry. But when does it become harmful and too much?

Parental Anxiety usually involves excessive worrying about the potential for things to go wrong. It puts fear up on a pedesal, magnifying the danger of every little thing. It also affects one’s daily disposition. Instead of being open to new experiences, parental anxiety sets the alarm off to stop you from doing so. Today, we face worry head on and discuss the possible ways to tame this inner beast.

Parental Anxiety: How to Tame the Inner Beast Named “Worry”

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