As I'm laying in bed trying to come up with a cute catchy phrase to get you intrigued to read my first blog post I realized, I'm not a writer. I'm just a stay-at-home mama who wears my husbands big T-shirt 99% of time, misspells words like I'm back in 5th grade and goes 3 days without brushing my hair. So, if you want some perfectly imperfect content then you've come to the right place!
Let me start off by introducing myself, I'm Brittney DeYoung! I'm married to my high school sweet heart- we actually started dating back in 2006. Whoa! Has it really been 12 years already? We made a beautiful baby boy named Lyric who is 10 months old; and let me tell ya, the saying "time flies once you have kids" isn't lying. I feel like I just gave birth to him, blinked my eyes and now he's shoving his slobbery fingers in my face to push away kisses.
Being a mother has taught me so much about myself and about being a mom in general. I learn as I go, make mistakes more then I would like to and feel mom guilt when I spend an afternoon indoors. But one thing I know, is my love for my child over powers every thing. I'm SO passionate about providing him with the best life, finding the best products and feeding him the best foods. So, my mission when I became a mother was to ensure I did just that.
However, I found myself comparing my motherhood to other bloggers or social media "famous" people. Their birth stories were perfect, their "messy" buns weren't messy, they didn't show their postpartum bald spots and every time I swiped up for a "affordable" cute outfit, I immediately closed out. I just wanted to read something real, something raw, something that every one goes through but no one wants to talk about. I wanted someone to tell me about their not-so-perfect birth because lets be honest, your pushing a freaking HUMAN out of your vag. Theres nothing perfect about it, it may be beautiful when the baby comes out but during.... not so much. I wanted someone to tell me that after you have a baby, you loose a handful of hair every time you take a brush to it. Instead I was trying to self diagnose because I literally thought I was dying. I wanted that affordable outfit to be, hmmm... I don't know... like $10 and not $80. I mean I'm a new mom with grown out highlights, chipped nails, leaking boobs and half the time I forget to brush my teeth in the morning. You think I wanna spend $80 on a cute top? NO THANKS!
This is where my blog comes in, Raw Motherhood. This is my real, my raw and my perfect. A few years ago I probably would have been embarrassed to say 99% of the things I'm going to spill over the course of this blog. But today? Nope, not a care in the world. Wanna know why? We ALL go through it. So instead of reading all these unrealistic perfect blogs, I'm going to be the one to dish out the truth; well my truth anyways.
I'm sharing all the ins-and-outs to motherhood, my favorite homemade recipes and must have baby products. I hope you follow my journey and get some helpful ideas along the way! And if your new to this motherhood thang, don't worry, I'll help ya out in the most perfectly imperfect way I can :)!
Drop a comment if your a mama-to-be, new mama, mama who wants a good read or if you're just interested to hear about my perfectly imperfect life! I can't wait to mingle with you all!