New baby, new identity

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For the past few weeks, I've been struck with relentless pangs of nostalgia. Looking through old photos and blog posts, it's hard to remember life as newbie parents and even harder to remember life without kids.

It's a pretty significant moment in motherhood for me - having a new baby to start all over with, plus seeing my first baby go off to elementary school, and my emotions have been taking me through some very high highs and very low lows. There are so many questions and doubts I have about the future and tons of wonder and regret about the past; all of which has been occupying my mind in the most aggressive way lately. I think the most compelling part of this whole journey of parenting has been the severity in which my transformation from an individual to a caretaker has impacted my self-image.

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