Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
Okay, so I’m sharing this post because I hear sometimes about how moms didn’t really feel prepared for what was actually coming once the baby was here. Now, I am not sharing this to scare new moms, and I’m not sharing this to say ALL THESE THINGS will happen to you. But I’m sharing this so that you can have some realistic expectations for the first few months and it’s OKAY to set the bar low, trust me.
Here was my reality as a new mom:
I want to share this because I wish I had read this somewhere. Yes, being a mom is one of the greatest joys of my life, and I am so freaking thankful that I get to be Lily’s mama. But I remember everything about those first few weeks, and it was hard. Would I do it all over again? Yes, absolutely.
Being a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and it’s never over. However, it’s something that brings me so much joy. It’s not always peaches and cream though. Sometimes I need a break, or I need to walk away for a minute or two, and sometimes I snap and yell. No one is perfect. I think so many moms feel pressure to do all the things because of what they see on social media, and they see moms who are baking all the things, crafting all the things, adventuring with their kids and seemingly doing it all with grace and ease.
Just remember this – no matter what, you’re doing a good job. All you have to do is love your baby and the rest will fall in place.
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: email@example.com. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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