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Grit and Grace for the New or First Time Mom

Grit and Grace for the New or First Time Mom

So you recently did—or are anxiously awaiting—to welcome a sweet (and stinky) little babe into the world! First of all, congratulations! There’s not much that’s more beautiful in this world than that. But, we all know babies are equally as mysterious and exhausting as they are beautiful. At The Grit and Grace Project, one of our goals is to be a place where women who have walked a difficult road can look back and encourage those currently going through something similar. Today, that’s you: the new mother.

As a new mom or mom-to-be, you’ve got lots of questions. What new responsibilities will I have? What if my child [fill in the blank]? How do I keep my own identity as a mother?

Well, it turns out that all it truly takes to be a wonderful mother is a little grit, and a little (okay, a lot!) of grace. Check out these articles for encouragement, laughs, and some “me too!” moments to reassure yourself that you are in fact cut out for this.

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For more articles on motherhood, start here:

When You Don’t Feel #Blessed as a Mother
Dear SAHM: I See You and Want You to Know These 8 Things
To the Mom Who’s Lacking Self-Confidence: Do This
Stop Comparing Your Mothering to What You See on Social Media
Dear Mama, You Need to Break up With These 3 Things

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As a 20-something wife and full-time college student, Bethany considers herself traditional, yet unconventional by today's standards. While learning how to navigate all aspects of life she has quickly learned about having grit and showing herself grace.

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