Motherhood is full of surprises. For me, its biggest surprise was how it changed me, fundamentally and immediately. As soon as my baby boy came into the world, this shift happened within me and I was a different person. A stronger person. A better person.
And so this month, we were curious to know what about motherhood took you by surprise. Read on to hear some answers from mamas in our community and please comment below with your biggest surprise!
Mahalo to all of the mamas that participated this month! We loved talking story with you!
Let's keep our talk story session rolling! What's been your biggest surprise about becoming a mama? Why do you think it took you by surprise?
Please share it below in the comments!
If you'd like to participate in next month's Talk Story segment, we'd love to connect with you! Please send an email to info@cocomoonhawaii and we'll be in touch soon...
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I'd love to hear how you keep your mama head up in the comments of this post!
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Below, we chat with Jenny about what life has been like with two sets of twins and try not to feel totally unworthy in her Super Mama presence. Read on...