6 Crucial Motherhood Tips for the First Year

As Henry reaches his first birthday, I think I’ve been on this motherhood ride long enough to have noticed a few things that have made my life much MUCH easier and that might help others. I can say with confidence that I have learned a LOT, and am celebrating making it through this first year. What a RIDE!

Here are some ideas from my own experience, shared in hopes that new moms can benefit. Feel free to share your own in the comments!

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Doing it All (or How I Discovered “Mom-o-tasking”)

It’s funny. As I started to plan “life with baby”, I totally imagined that a freelancing Gemini like myself would take the art of multi-tasking to astonishing new heights. It turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong.

See? He was even in my TEDxMaui headshot photoshoot!

TEDxMaui photoshoots with baby? No problem.

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The Best Day of My Life Happened in 2012: The Birth of Henry Koa

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the baby’s asleep. Time to reflect.

Full disclosure: I know. It’s been 4 months since I’ve written on this blog. I lecture people on keeping their blogging consistent and frequent, and then I totally ignore my own advice.

Last time I checked in, it was the end of August and I had done a belly painting with Rachel Deboer (who has since gone on to create a business out of painting pregnant bellies). Now it’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m home, in pajamas, writing a blog post. (Yes, I had the baby, and he’s sleeping right now!) Continue reading