Becoming a mom is unlike any other experience. In this interview, Rachel Scott of Trying Not To Go Crazy shares her path to motherhood.
Rachel is a working mom from North Carolina. This beautiful mom shares why she is a Damn Good Mom and so much more!
|1. How many children do you have? Share their gender and ages.
|A 9-month old baby girl.|
|2. What is your favorite mantra or mom quote?|
|3. What do you love about being a mom?|
|I love being a mother because of the feeling of unconditional love I have for my daughter.|
|4. How would you describe your pregnancy? Did you have the birth experience you wanted?|
|I spent most of my pregnancy in pain. My daughter was head down for most of the pregnancy and was very low so it hurt to walk. I definitely didn’t have the birth experience I wanted. I had to be induced because of pre-eclampsia 3 days before my due date.|
|5. How has being a mom changed you? What is one thing you did not expect to happen when you became a mom?|
|Motherhood has actually helped me calm my OCD. I had to stop my medication while I was pregnant because it was known to have a bad effect on unborn babies. I haven’t felt the need to get back on it as I’ve had to teach myself how to function without it. I definitely did not expect to feel so motivated. I’m motivated to make more money so I can provide her the life she deserves. I’m motivated to take care of myself so that I’m always around when she needs me.|
|6. What part of motherhood has been most challenging?|
|The lack of sleep has been the most challenging. My husband is a college student so I have been in charge of most of the waking up at night, even though my daughter is on formula. I didn’t realize that I needed sleep so much until now.|
|7. Who or what has been most influential on your parenting style?|
|My mom has been the most influential to me. I liked how she raised me so I want to raise my child similar to her.|
|8. How did becoming a mom change your perspective on work-life balance?|
|Since I have become a mom, I have decided to try to find a way to work at home. This includes using my blog to help me grow an income.|
|9a. What is the best advice you have received and would like to pass along to your child or other moms?|
|The best advice that I’ve gotten was that there is no such thing as a perfect mother.|
|9b. Is there another mom who gives you inspiration?|
|My best friends mom.|
|9c. Briefly, share why you are a Damn Good Mom.|
|I’m a Damn Good Mom because I drive an hour to work, work a 9-5, drive an hour back home, and still make sure to make as much time for my daughter as I can.|
|10. Help out our new and expecting moms. What do you wish you knew before becoming a mom?|
|I wish I knew how much I was going to have to stand up for my rights as a parent. I’ve had to stand up for my right to pump at work and the right to make the decisions for my child’s health.|
|Where can we find you on social media?|
|Check out Rachel’s website! The name is pretty awesome!|
Rachel, thank you for sharing!
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