"Just because you feel like you failed in that moment, doesn't mean you've failed as a mom."
Episode 1 – It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Stronger
In this episode, we talk to Heather Lenox, a mom of FIVE who is here to cheer on moms who are feeling in over their heads, overwhelmed, and defeated.
The first year with a new baby is HARD.
Like, REALLY hard. And then maybe other kids come into the mix and you find yourself surrounded by a small army you built and well-wishers see your harried face and assure you, “don’t worry, it gets easier.”
But Heather argues the opposite. From where she’s sitting, it doesn’t get easier. YOU get stronger.
We also talk about the importance of mental health, Mom Fails, and even how eating disorders can impact plans to start a family. There’s so much here!
Episode #1 - Show Notes
FEATURED BLOG CONTENT:
- It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Stronger by Heather
- How My Mom Fails Are Making Me a Better Person by Heather
- The Lasting Toll of an Eating Disorder on Fertility Issues – Us News
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- Vanessa Wyler Photographer – Podcast Image Photographer
Episode #1 - About Our Guest
“I’m a mom of 5 who never thought I’d be a mom. I was told in my late teens/early 20’s that due to complications of an intense battle with an eating disorder, I wouldn’t be able to have children. We always talked about adoption and foster care but never thought or talked too much about it out of fear of heartbreak. So lo and behold when we were pregnant with our first it was a huge shock and surprise. Now I’m sitting here in the chaos of five kids between the ages of 1 and 7 and spend every waking moment in the identity of “mom”, even through working with Milwaukee Mom.
I have a passion for theater and music and do a bit of theater teaching on the side, and my degree is in counseling. Someday I’d like to go back to school to complete my masters (which I started but never finished) to be a licensed professional counselor.”