i met joanna (and she probably doesn't know this) when i was having one of the hardest months of adjusting to working full time with an infant at home. there were many sleepless nights and bouts of mastitis. i would go into work and snap at co-workers, i couldn't remember anything, i felt like such a mess. i was new to los angeles and had very few mother friends and so used the littlest as an outlet for my journey into motherhood.
she has been one of a handful of friends who have been influential in turning my blog from a personal love letter to elodie into an everyday life scrapbook. i wrote a post for her new 'work/life' balance series on a cup of jo that went up while i was on vacation last week. i tried to be as honest as i can about my perspective on juggling everything because mothering can be tough and feel very lonely. i was just blown away by the posts of the other mothers and, most of all, by the readers.
the ultimate thread that ran through all of the posts for me was sacrifice. we are all in this together. be kind to yourselves and one another. we are doing the best we can to make a life with our families. what else is more important?
see all of the posts here.
image: joanna and toby