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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Observations with 10 Weeks Left

The Queen & Her King at 30 Weeks Pregnant, Third Trimester

The Queen & Her King with Exactly 10 Weeks to Go! (Photo taken by Danielle Vieth at “Art=Mixx” a wonderful “black and white” themed event organized by friends of ours at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.)

Wow. I woke up the other day and realized: I ONLY HAVE TEN WEEKS LEFT UNTIL MY DUE DATE! As the days go by, more baby things are arriving at the house…by mail, via hand-me-down, Craigslist, etc.

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