3 Things I Learned in My First Year of Motherhood with Lumē Deodorant

Wow what a year it’s been; filled with so much joy and some tears too, because motherhood is amazing and hard at the same time! I’m sharing three life lessons I learned in my first year of motherhood {three things every new mom needs to know}!

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Where did my baby go?! I know, everyone says, ‘they grow up too fast!’ But I can’t believe my baby isn’t really a baby anymore. He’s officially a 1 year old toddler who’s taking steps, and before I know it he’ll be running around the bases at the ballpark.

There are days like today, writing this post, that I feel like life is moving at warp speed.

And then I think back to the days I was waking up four times a night to feed my baby, those days dragged by. I truly believed I would never get a full night’s sleep again.

But I survived, and I’m hear to tell you that I now crawl into bed around 8:30pm and log a solid 8 hours of sleep most nights. It’s glorious!

I’ve learned a lot in the past 12 months, but my biggest take-a-way, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. Which is why I’m excited to partner with Lumē Deodorant to share three things I learned in my first year of motherhood.

3 Things I Learned in My First Year of Motherhood

First, everything is a season. Enjoy the good stuff and know that the hard stuff will pass. A lot easier said than done right?!

There are so many seasons of motherhood. Some are new and exciting, and others are dark and hard. To be honest, my first seasons of motherhood were the dark, hard ones. I suffered from postpartum depression, anxiety, rage, insomnia…and and I took way too long to ask for help because I thought that made me weak, or not fit to be a good mom. 

But it was finally admitting that I needed help that brought me to my next, much happier season of motherhood.

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Second, make mom time non-negotiable. We all need some ‘me time’; especially new moms who are devoting everything they have to caring for a their babies.

But mom guilt is real. Leaving your baby is always hard, especially in the first months. Yet I know I was always a better mom, wife, and person when I carved out and negotiated some weekly ‘me-time.’ Whether it’s a hot bath, workout, nap, or target run, we all need to refuel the jets. 

Fit Mom Yoga

Third, don’t sweat the small stuff. Emergencies are for amateurs {one of my favorite phrases I learned and repeat in my head constantly}. Do your best and forget the rest!

Forget ‘the plan’, you can’t control everything, the house will be messy, he will have a blowout in his Sunday best on the way to church and it’s not the end of the world. And you didn’t fail because your milk supply dried up around 10 months. These are all things I have to tell myself over, and over, and over again. 

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I know I said three things, but if I had to throw in a fourth lesson — when you don’t have time to shower, you Lumē.

Lumē Deodorant for Underarms + Private Parts

As a new mom you have a lot to worry about and body odor shouldn’t be one of them. Which is why I’m so glad I found Lumē Deodorant, a natural deodorant, clinically proven for up to 48-hours of odor control.

Finding a natural, aluminum-free deodorant was important to me because as an active, nursing mom I’d go straight from sweating to nursing; and Brody would go straight from putting his hands in my armpit to his mouth.

Lumē is a water-based, natural deodorant that keeps me smelling fresh without exposing me or my son to harmful ingredients. 

Lume Natural Deodorant

So when you don’t have time to shower, you Lumē…did you Lumē today?

Learn more about Lumē Deodorant and grab a stick, or two, for your purse and diaper bag here!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Lumē Deodorant. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Nourish Move Love and all the content you see on this blog possible.

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