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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!

 

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