Motherhood Spotlight - Brittany Lee
Updated: Feb 29, 2020
While social media has so many stigmas and creates unattainable depictions of realities, it also has a remarkable way of bringing people together. I’m honestly not 100% sure how I first came across Brittany (@blessedmotherhoodlife) on instagram, but her voice resonated with me. She was so raw and unfiltered you could feel the happiness oozing from her photos. I think I may have found her right around the time I was struggling the most with my own body image (you can read more about that here), and her story was so uplifting and inspiring I gravitated towards her. She was empathetic with the constant internal conflict of never feeling good enough even when it’s hard to find anything more to lose. All the while she found peace and contentment with the body that motherhood brought her while I was feeling the opposite and killing myself for it really made me want to turn a corner. Britt is a photographer and a mom of two Carson 22ish months, and Wren 3 months. Going through her responses resonated so much with me “...in a past life of mine I struggled with so many things and had so many daily fears…” She is just as kind and caring as you see in her photographs and she eagerly agreed to be featured on momraderie!
What were some of your fears of becoming a mom before Carson? I’m sitting here thinking. Can I say none? I felt like I immediately became a different person when I got pregnant. My boyfriend (now husband) and I were filled with so much joy we can’t even put it into words. I think in a past life of mine I struggled with so many things and had so many daily fears, it’s like God just put me at peace to become a mother. It’s like my world started to make sense. Fears of becoming a mom for the first time are so real and so normal. It just wasn’t my normal. If you’re reading this and you’re a first time mom, about to become a mom, or have five kids I think you’ll agree that motherhood looks different for each mama.
And then Wren? With baby girl I did have fears but more geared toward my first born. It was always Carson and mama. As a stay at home mom we are together 24/7. Doing simple things like grocery shopping to going and doing fun activities like the zoo, it was no longer going to be JUST us. My mom heart got a little sad, but we knew we wanted more kids, and we knew we wanted them close in age. We wanted Carson to have a sibling to grow up with. We also didn’t want Carson to feel replaced or struggle with sharing mom. Another fear was how was I supposed to get two breastfeeding babies to sleep at once? But those fears diminished when Wren arrived. Life made sense, Carson adjusted well, and it became the 3 of us doing daily activities and the 4 of us when dad’s off. Wren’s an excellent sleeper and puts herself to sleep, something Carson STILL doesn’t do haha.
What are some of your favorite indoor activities to do at home with your kiddos? Cuddling, cleaning (yes cleaning, Carson loves to vacuum with his vacuum while I use mine!) and playing outside (even when it’s freezing cold!)
What are some of Carson's favorite foods? Can breast milk still be one at 22 months old haha. That and Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets. The kid can spot a milkshake a mile away.
Wren's is obviously mama milk :-)
What is the cutest thing Carson says? “Oh gosh!” When he drops something or something happens. He hears me say it!