On November 11, 2016, my life was changed forever. My handsome baby boy was born at 4:12 pm and I started on a new journey called motherhood. My husband and I had made the decision for me to stay at home with our son with the intention that I would eventually find a part-time job that allowed me to work from home. I knew staying at home with my son wouldn’t be the easiest task in the world, but I still had high expectations that, from day 1, I would be able to flawlessly take care of a newborn, our two pups, and keep the house flawless. I was in for a rude awakening! My days after my husband went back to work were filled with many tears and wondering how I was going to juggle it all. I felt like a failure and that I had let my husband down because everything wasn’t perfect when he got home from work. Luckily, I married an amazing man who kept reminding me that everything would get better as I got used to my new role and who would pitch in and help after getting home from working a 10+ hour day. I knew I couldn’t be the only new mom or mom in general who felt this way. Writing is a stress reliever for me and if I can help other moms feel like they aren’t alone or with tips to make motherhood a little easier, that’s just icing on the cake. Being anchored in your faith & relying on God is a huge part of being able to successfully navigate motherhood. May you find hope, encouragement, & help here. Welcome to The Anchored Mama!