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5 Lessons I Learned During the First Year of Motherhood
It seems as though we’ve been together forever, my son and I. It’s such an honor to be his mother – to teach, guide, and navigate life with him as he opens up my eyes to all this world has to offer. I cannot imagine life without him. I knew that motherhood would change me – but I didn’t realize that it would change my soul.
Why We Love Baby-Led Weaning
Baby-led weaning is a method of introducing solid food to your baby. You skip purees and go straight to finger foods. This is supposed to improve dexterity early on, teach babies how to regulate their appetite, and introduce them to a wide variety of flavors and textures that promote healthy eating for a lifetime. We tried baby led-weaning, and it was a huge success! 🙂
Shopping Our Local Farmers Market
The sun warms our skin, and a light breeze fills the air as we admire the delicious harvests of seasonal fruits and veggies at our local farmer’s market. I love being able to connect with the farmers and artisans, and meet the hard-working people who grow our food. Local farmer’s markets contribute to healthy and sustainable food systems that preserve our land and community. We are always sure to opt for organic or pesticide-free fruits and veggies while wandering through the market. Organic food isn’t just healthier for you – it’s healthier for our planet too.
Visiting the Getty Villa
We visited the beautiful Getty Villa! My son loved looking at all of the sculptures and hanging out in the garden. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to bring a baby to the Getty Villa, but he loved it! I carried him around in his carrier most of the time, and he enjoyed looking around and taking it all in. The garden area is very beautiful and a nice place to relax and end your day after viewing the galleries.
Enjoying The Simple Moments
It can be difficult to stop and enjoy the simple things in life – like going to the park to feed the ducks. We had driven past this park countless times, but never stopped to explore it. Becoming a mother has helped me slow down take time to appreciate the tiny moments. We had a lovely time! 🙂
Motherhood Gave Me More Than Happiness
When I gave birth to my son, I gained a new perspective. It was a revelation. Life became about living beyond myself; about being bigger and better. Becoming a mother made me see the world differently. It gave me purpose, humility, and an ingrained sense of empathy. And most importantly, it gave me love: true unadulterated unconditional love.