Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience that transforms a woman’s identity in ways that are difficult to comprehend until it actually happens.
For new moms like Chelsea Jameson, the journey of motherhood can be even more profound as she redefines what it means to balance work, a family, and her own personal growth as a younger mom from a new generation that sees the world differently.
From leaning into her strong support system to redefining success on her own terms, Chelsea is embracing the modern shifts in the traditional ways of motherhood.
As a new mom, Chelsea has undergone a life-changing experience that has altered the way she views herself and the world around her.
“I feel like a completely different person in all aspects of life. I believe that how I feel in my life directly impacts my daughter”.
Priorities that were once important to her have taken a back seat to her new role as a mother, and she has found that her happiness and the quality of her relationships are of utmost importance.
When it comes to roles in life, Chelsea strongly believes in duality.
Her résumé not only highlights her qualifications as a “nurturing mother” but also as a young professional. While her daughter Madison may not be as meticulous with her nap times and daily outings as Chelsea’s clients would be with quarterly reports and project deadlines – she’s still dedicated to inspiring the new generation of women to embrace their roles as both parent and career woman.
Despite the challenges that come with being a working mom, Chelsea has been fortunate enough to have a strong support system. Her family has been there for her every step of the way, and she is grateful for their unwavering support.
“I don’t know what I’d do without them. While on maternity leave it was easy to put all my focus on my daughter but once it was time to head back to work I had to trust other people to take care of her. This is no easy thing for anyone, but it’s something most moms have to do. What helped this transition was knowing I was leaving her in the days with people I genuinely trust”.
One unexpected benefit of motherhood for Chelsea has been the connections she has made with other moms. Connecting with others going through similar experiences has become more convenient for her due to the advent of social media. She has discovered that sharing advice and experiences has been a great source of support .
“People I knew of but weren’t really close to ended up being part of my comfort zone when it came to advice about growing and nurturing a little human, especially when it came to learning how to love my new ‘mom bod’”.
It was Oscar Wilde who famously said, “All women become like their mothers”.
Chelsea’s mother chose to be a stay-at-home mom, and this decision had a momentous impact on Chelsea’s life. She is now adopting a similar approach to motherhood by prioritising quality time with her daughter and being present in every moment.
“She’s the love of my life and she’ll grow up knowing that,” the new mom shared.
Chelsea is aware of the impact that environment and relationships can have on a child’s development and is committed to providing a positive and nurturing environment for her daughter.
The book of rules on motherhood is written in pencil and not pen. At some point, conventional wisdom must give way to modernity and trusting one’s tuition while remaining open-minded in taking on the demands of day-to-day life as a parent.
Chelsea’s experiences as a new mom have taught her the importance of pursuing happiness, prioritizing relationships, and valuing her time. She hopes to encourage her fellow moms to embrace the new person they have become and inspire them to live a fulfilling and joyful life.
“Embrace the new you! You are so much stronger than you were before”.