Thank you for reading GraceBrokeMom! My name is Christy. I am a wife, mother of 5, and friend to as many as will have me. GBM was born out of a place of need. Soon after the birth of my 5th child in April of 2015, I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. This was a turning point in my life, and I know I will never be the same. I see a greater need for community in parenting than ever before. I see a dark void in the (lack of) practices in postpartum care in our society. I see mothers who struggle to keep up with the “pinned” ideals of what being a “good mom” looks like, and I see an unattainable goal that overwhelms even the most capable of us.
My hope is to cultivate a community of real talk. Parenting does not come easily or naturally for me, and I have suffered silently as I drowned in the sea of comparison. I believe there is great wisdom in calling on “the village” for strength and support on this crazy journey of parenthood. I believe in learning from one another, and instilling what we have experienced into those following our footsteps. Mostly, I want to stand firm on the truth that I am the right mom for the task of raising MY kids, simply because they were given to me.
Parenting is a gift, I just have no clue how to put it all together! Here’s to the journey… I would love for you to join me!