Hi there! 🙂
It’s that time of the week again! Time for the next performance in thepublicblogger.com competition called A Star is Born.
It’s down to three of us, Ned, Oscar, and myself. Oh, and our public proxies Alicia, Chio, and my twin sister, Suzanna. You can see their performance here where they answer the question of who we are to them!
This week, our assignment was to answer the question “Who Am I?”
The focus this week is on our identity and I hope you like the performance I put together (with some help from New Crunchy Dad)!
I’m sure you are thinking, “What could we possibly not know about New Crunchy Mom? She has told us so much about herself already!” You might be surprised to know that I have kept a few secrets, and you’ll have to read my performance to find out what I’m talking about. 😉
One thing that isn’t such a secret is my love for photography. Some of you who knew me before this blog was created know that I was a photographer over on another WordPress blog called Disciple Girl Photography. This week, since the theme was who we are, I decided I wanted to pull out some of my old props and have a photo shoot to make my performance richer.
Believe it or not, I’m actually pretty shy about having my picture taken, so this photo shoot was out of my element. Although New Crunchy Dad was the one behind the camera, it felt great to get my Canon Rebel T2i out and have some fun.
I was completely thrilled to have the opportunity to incorporate photography into my performance in a different way than I had previously. 🙂
Here are a few sneak peaks, but you can see the rest of the shoot here!
I suppose now is as good of a time as any to admit that my name isn’t actually New Crunchy Mom…*stunned gasps from the audience* 😉
So, if you are going to vote and can’t find “New Crunchy Mom”, look for my real name, Rebecca. 🙂 To vote, click here and scroll down to check out all of our performances. There will be a little black box right after mine where you can check your favorite and then submit by hitting the yellow “vote” button. <3
To all of those that have been supporting me in this endeavor, thank you so much! It has truly been an honor to work with such talented people as we battle for the title of 2015 Best Performance of the Year.
Rebecca, “New Crunchy Mom”
Hi there! 🙂
Today has been full of adventure, and Bubba is in serious need of a bath!
You know what that little stinker did when I drew the bath? Fell asleep! On me. So now I can’t even go take a bath. Silly Bubba!
I want to talk about something I feel like is important for other moms out there. ..
I’ve watched and observed so many of my friends with concern and I think it’s time I asked…
Before you became a mom, who were you?
- A newly wed
- A 3rd year college student
- A homeschool graduate
- An 18 year old (Bubba was born a few days before my 19th birthday)
- A dancer (not a graceful one, though 😉 )
- A stay at home wife
How do you define yourself since you became a mom?
Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself?
Do you feel like you’ve added “mommy” to your list of roles, or do you feel like you’ve replaced everything with it?
I usually only define myself by being “Bubba’s mom”. But I’ve realized, it’s not always healthy to only define ourselves as mothers.
Defining yourself as a mother is great, don’t get me wrong! But, we have other parts of our identity too, and if we don’t nurture them, they will fade.
I have to nurture my relationship with my husband, because that is still part of my life after giving birth. It would be terrible for our relationship to erode because I only focused on being a mom.
Some days, being a mom feels like it consumes my life. Baby poop, diapers, milk, spit-up, musical baby toys, baby laundry, baby books, etc. I’m surrounded!
While that’s not a bad thing, necessary, I feel like it is healthy to take time for yourself, your hobbies, your friends, and your spouse!
When was the last time you did something that didn’t somehow relate to your baby? It’s been a while, if you can even remember it, right?
It’s hard to make time to work on yourself, but even just a couple of minutes a day you could focus on something you are interested in! (easier said than done, I know!)
Text a friend, read a little bit of a book you like, look through Pinterest for a new hairstyle or makeup idea, try a new recipe that sounds good to you, or take a bath (by yourself – haha)!
Being a mom can be overwhelming, so please, take some time for yourself every once in a while! <3 You are important!
Share with me in the comments, tell your story!
Who were you before you became mommy? Who are you now?
New Crunchy Mom