Hi friend! I hope you're off to a beautiful Wednesday! Today we pick back up for part two of my recent chat with Beth Wheeler, CEO of Moms Loving Moms. (If you missed part 1, check it out HERE!)

If you've ever wondered what it's really like to navigate the rollercoaster ride of motherhood, you're in for a treat. On today's show, we're diving deep into my candid and unfiltered conversation with Beth. (Click HERE to listen now!)

Get ready for some real talk about postpartum struggles, must-have products, and everything in between.

Let's start with the heart-to-heart about the emotional rollercoaster ride of postpartum life. Beth shares her insights and valuable advice for moms dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety. She emphasizes the importance of seeking counseling and destigmatizing the need for professional help. Beth's message is loud and clear – it's okay not to have it all together, and seeking support and therapy can be a game-changer for new moms.

Next up, the hot topic of building a strong support network. Beth encourages moms to push past their comfort zones and seek out connections, whether it's through local meetups, support groups, or small church gatherings. She emphasizes the value of finding like-minded individuals who are going through similar experiences. Whether it's in-person or virtual, the bottom line is to embrace the discomfort and seek out those meaningful connections.

Transitioning into the work-life balancing act, Beth sheds light on the challenges of returning to work and managing household responsibilities postpartum. Her advice? Resetting expectations and being flexible in this new phase of life. She emphasizes the need to acknowledge the changes in priorities and to approach the transition with an open mind. It's a powerful reminder that adapting to this new chapter takes time and self-compassion.

Now, onto the real talk about mom life struggles. When I asked Beth how she keeps it all together, her response is refreshingly honest – she doesn't! She credits her husband for being a crucial support system and highlights the importance of expressing emotions openly, even in front of the kids. Beth's takeaway is a powerful one – embracing the imperfections and practicing self-awareness can help moms navigate the challenges of motherhood with grace.

And now, a much-anticipated part of our chat – the must-have products versus the ones that didn't quite live up to the hype. Beth's top recommendation? The Hatch sound machine, a game-changer for creating soothing sleep routines for kids. From timed sounds to color changes, this sound machine earns high praise from Beth for its functionality and effectiveness. On the flip side, she candidly shares her experience with the 4moms Mamaroo swing, spotlighting its flimsy mobile design that couldn't withstand the toddler test.

Finally, Beth's parting advice for fellow mamas is centered on self-talk and self-compassion. She stresses the need to recognize and celebrate one's wins, even in the midst of chaotic mom moments. Her words are a breath of fresh air, reminding moms that they are doing an amazing job, and it's okay not to have it all figured out.

Motherhood can be messy, overwhelming, and beautiful all at once, and it's conversations like these that remind us that we're in it together.
Don't forget to tune in to the full episode HERE to catch all the gems from our chat. And if you're a mom in need of some reassurance, advice, or a good laugh, this episode is guaranteed to leave you feeling uplifted and understood.

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Until next time, keep rocking this journey, one imperfectly perfect day at a time. You've got this, mama!

-Krista-

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