Episode #9: Surrender, Kindness & Creativity: My Reflections on Business, Pregnancy & Motherhood

In this solo episode on Creatively Human, I reflect on my first year of motherhood, as my baby boy is turning one next week! I talk about how pregnancy, maternity leave and motherhood in general have impacted my business, and how we are handling things as a family.

Show Notes

In this solo episode on Creatively Human, I reflect on my first year of motherhood, as my baby boy is turning one next week! I talk about how pregnancy, maternity leave and motherhood in general have impacted my business, and how we are handling things as a family. I get pretty personal in this episode, and I also want to emphasise that we all have different experiences. As I talk about in the episode, I found myself negatively comparing myself to others a lot in the early days, so please be kind to yourself if you feel that way.

I think I’m less judgemental since having a baby because I have experienced myself how it’s easy to have an idea about doing things perfectly, but it’s very, very, very hard to be that perfect person in real life, so I do try not to judge other people.

Some of the things I talk about:

  • How I dealt with difficult symptoms of pregnancy while running my business
  • Planning my own maternity leave
  • Getting through the very difficult early days
  • Splitting childcare with my husband
  • Breastfeeding and working
  • Being kind to myself, learning to surrender, and being less judgemental
  • How I continue to deal with sleep issues and still get things done
  • How having a baby has affected my income

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I guess if there’s one thing to take away from this year of having a baby it’s that I have no idea what I’m doing! No, it’s not that! It’s being kind to myself. Being kind to myself, being kind to other people, knowing that we’re all in this together, and knowing that it’s a massive work in progress.

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