As I plan for the arrival of my baby girl, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in exactly that – planning for the arrival: eating the right foods (pizza is a vegetable, right?), putting together a birth plan, cobbling together a nursery (that will never look as good as Pinterest makes it look), figuring out what to put on the registry, and so much more. But what about after the baby arrives – then what? It’s not something most people think about or plan for and until I sat down with Kimberly Johnson, founder of integrative motherhood resource magamama.com, it was…

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I’m so happy to announce that – I’m pregnant! This simple yet life changing statement is one I’ve been hoping for, waiting for, wishing to be able to say for the past few years. Getting here wasn’t easy. The emotional rollercoaster of trying to conceive took me for turns I felt ill prepared for. My self certainty wavered time and again. And there were moments I felt resigned to living a life without children, even embracing the idea that maybe I didn’t want them or wasn’t meant to be a mother. Such empty consolation thoughts momentarily helped me bear the emotional difficulties…

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