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Heather, probably better known as Theta Mom, has created an amazing community for mom bloggers. If you are not a part of it, I suggest you check it out! She also has a new Marketplace feature on her blog, where she features women-owned brands.
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Sex and the City was one of my favorite series on television because of the show’s brilliant narration. Carrie Bradshaw’s musings about life and relationships were always so emotionally connected and real. At times, she was a bit dramatic and somewhat over-analytic but to me, this narration was always authentic.
She shared explicit moments and always articulated exactly what she was thinking even when the truth hurt. Although she may have appeared jealous, clingy or even insecure at different points throughout the show, she truly communicated real and raw emotions as she was experiencing love and relationships.
Aren’t those feelings exactly what we experience as mothers as well?
We narrate our own stories with raw emotion and sensitivity.
We admit the fact that this motherhood gig is far from glamorous and sure the hell isn’t easy. Don’t we sometimes over-analyze the situation, especially when it comes to our children? At times, don’t we feel inadequate that the job we are doing may not be enough? Don’t we often question our decisions in this process?
Isn’t that true authenticity?
Regardless of her style, the moment she becomes a mother I picture Carrie Bradshaw changing diapers for the first time and recognizing the not so glamorous aspect of motherhood.
I imagine her agonizing over the reality of sleepless nights and freaking out about her postpartum figure.
As a result of having a baby, I envision the description of her post-partum sex life…or lack thereof.
I can see her shopping at Barneys and unable to purchase the latest Jimmy Choo heels because her newborn could really use the money more.
I imagine her disappointment when she must decline attending a premier event because her baby suddenly became ill.
I predict that she will be torn between work and home, desperately trying to find a balance to make this whole thing work…
But I also envision Carrie trying to find the right words to share the most amazing experience she’s ever encountered, attempting to describe the kind of love she’s never felt before – for another human being.
I imagine Carrie dreaming of her newborn and finding herself more centered as a mother, allowing her life to be more about her baby than her own.
I see her making sacrifices, learning from her mistakes and demonstrating the way her life has been forever changed…for the better.
Carrie Bradshaw would be a Theta Mom.
So if she ever becomes pregnant, maybe I should be the first to congratulate her.
And welcome her to the club.
And welcome to anyone stopping over from Theta Mom! Feel free to poke around! Or check out a post I felt it necessary to write because I’m a mom to three boys: The Pants Rules.