Most of mine and John’s conversations about our girl’s impending arrival revolve around the fact that we have NO IDEA how our lives are going to change once she’s born (only that they certainly will!). Everyone’s experience with a newborn seems so different that it’s hard to know just how much time we’ll have to eat, sleep, shower, or do anything else. Knowing this, I thought it might be wise to prepare a few posts in advance for EFM, just for my own peace of mind… and that’s where the idea for my Marvelous Mama series was born!
But the truth? I’m doing this as much for personal reasons as I am for blog ones! I wanted an excuse to pick the brains of my absolute favorite mamas, and this series gave me the perfect opportunity. It has been a joy, a comfort, and a delight to read their answers as they trickled in over the last few months, and I can’t wait to share them with you so soon.
Oh hey, Ayer family! That’s my mama on my right and my older sister (another great mama!) on my left.
So who are these ladies? Many of them are related to me! :) A few you will likely recognize right off the bat, and longtime readers will recognize a few more. They have children ranging in age from younger than six months old to older than sixty years old. Some have only children, and one has six children. Some are self-employed, some are full-time employees, and some stay at home full time. A few have blogs or Instagram accounts, but several do not. They have different faith backgrounds and political beliefs. What they all have in common is that I think they are doing a wonderful job raising their children, and I wanted to learn from their wisdom as John and I begin to navigate our own way. Whether their names are familiar to you or not, I hope you’ll find some nuggets of wisdom in their answers, too!
Marvelous Mama interviews will start appearing weekly on the blog once our girl arrives. In the meantime, I would love to hear: if you wanted to glean the wisdom of your favorite mama, what questions would you ask her?
P.S. I’m so excited for this!!