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. Mostly, I see an opportunity to speak words of joy and peace into a place that is so easily filled with guilt and chaos.
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. There is so much joy in the midst of the “hard”. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a community of fellow parents who are transparent enough to say, “This stuff is HARD! I have no clue what I’m doing. I don’t always like it, but I’m so thankful to have the honor of figuring it out. Let’s do it together!”
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 and it’s okay to admit that we don’t have all the instructions for how it’s going to look! Here’s to the journey… I would love for you to join me!