What’s the biggest change that happens after becoming a mama? I don’t know that I could pick just one. There’s the whole thing with exhaustion. That’s real! I remember wondering if I would EVER get sleep again. With my first child, I remember feeling like people forgot about me. Everybody wanted to talk to me but they only wanted to talk about my baby. I get it though. He was all I wanted to talk about too. 🙂

That’s kind of where it started though. People made it clear to me that my life was changing and my dreams needed to take a backseat –  indefinitely. They weren’t trying to be Debbie Downer’s. They meant it in the best way possible.  I’m all about my life changing.  I want to be a hands-on, engaging, snuggle party-having mom. I good with making the sacrifices that come with that. I embrace it. So much so, that I had another baby. may 26 dump 036

The thing I couldn’t accept is my dreams taking an indefinite backseat. My thinking is that my dreams are still valid post-baby. They don’t suddenly expire because I have a little person on my hip. What does change is the time I have to pursue those dreams. My priority  is making sure my babies are getting all they need even while I make sure I’m following my heart and pursuing things that I love. It’s not easy, for sure. It can be done though.

I should say here that I’m a “prove you wrong” type of girl. If you tell me I can’t do something, I’ll make it my mission to find a way to do it. I took this same attitude when it came to following some of my dreams after my babies made their way into the world. I’ve accomplished a few things and I have a long list of things I want to do still. The way that I see it, my kids will benefit from seeing me make my dreams a reality. I bet they’ll also be inspired to do the same. I call that WINNING!

Since becoming a mom, I have more friends who are moms as well. A hot topic seems to be all of the things we want to do – one day. Write a book, start a business, launch a blog, etc. From all of our conversations, this guide was born. Meet Get it, Mama! It’s a guide I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. I’m talking practical tips for us to do more of what makes us happy all while rocking our number ONE gig!

I’d love for you to check out my labor of love, it’s FREE! Just click the image below. 🙂

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Tell me, what do you struggle with when it comes to balancing babies and pursuing your passions/dreams?

51 comments on “A labor of LOVE + I named her Get it, Mama!”

  1. My kids were constantly sick- and still are- so the thing I struggle most between having kids and achieving my dreams is cost. I have had to find new ways to do things I want to do.

  2. I found that having a kid was my dream. And then I ended up being more social because I was forced to be out in the playgrounds with the other parents. And then I found blogging which gave me a work outlet, and an opportunity to provide more fun for my family. The road unfolded before me as it does for most of us, and I am grateful!
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  3. I started blogging after my youngest son was born. I decided to start a breast pump review site to help moms realize that they could continue to breastfeed once they returned back to work. Then after a medical leave of absence from the work force, I ended up expanding my reach and started Uplifting Families. It has been a labor of love for almost two years.

  4. I really love this post, it’s hard sometimes to find a balance! I always tell myself by me being able to succeed in my dreams only makes me more capable in helping my kids succeed in theirs!

  5. I’m with you, Camesha! Still making my dreams a huge priority after having two sons. It’s totally do-able, and like you said, I think it’s good for our kids to witness! Congrats on the book!

  6. My biggest problem is time. There does t seem to be enough time to Persue my dreams, work a full time job, take care of my child, and bond with my husband. Sigh. I like sleep too much. Lol

  7. I have a lot of friends who have had children over the years and gave up their dreams when they did. Over the years they came to regret it and eventually got back on their path. I think it is perfectly natural to do, but at the same time, one must continue to live. Life doesn’t stop just because children are born it just becomes different.
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  8. I would love to write a book! So many changes happened after I became a mom. Biggest being I grew up, fast! I love being a mama… And I love this post!

  9. My daughter is 10 years old now and I still haven’t slept well since she was conceived-LOL.! Good sleep is definitely a struggle.

  10. I decided to stop working and stay at home with the kids for 7 years. It meant delaying my career but it was worth it.

  11. Camesha Darling – gosh i could feel your passion coming off the page. I’m not a Mama (yet!) but have plenty of soul sisters around me to know that having kids is life changing and nearly all of them have put there lives/dreams on hold “until someday when the kids are older..”

    So having role models like yourself – and passionate and committed ones at that to show them a different way – is oh soooo refreshing, inspiring and motivating.

    And like you so rightly say – its setting an example for your kids that nothing should stop them from fulfilling your dreams – So yes WIN WIN!

    You Go Mama Camesha! 🙂 ❤ ❤ x
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