Welcome to our world: Introducing Nesting Story’s mom-life video series

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Sharing my life by means of running a blog just isn’t solely thrilling, it’s a privilege. I really like sharing my ups, downs, and triumphs with so many different mother and father who could also be going by means of one thing related, or simply desire a glimpse into what parenthood’s actually like.

So I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new video series starring me and my household, on BabyCenter’s YouTube channel beginning Thursday, October 12, with new movies every Thursday. Be part of me, my husband Mike, and our 4 youngsters on a few of our household’s routines, like laundry, morning, bedtime, dinner, and even an outing.

Right here’s the primary chapter.

We hope the series just isn’t solely entertaining, however filled with ideas and methods we’ve engineered alongside the best way, together with laundry hacks, how we’ve created nice sleepers, and the way we cope with our choosy eaters.

Why would you be involved in getting a glance into my life? Right here is my story.

Earlier than really turning into a mother, I used to be consumed with the thought of it.

As a toddler I’d stuff pillows underneath my shirt and fake I used to be pregnant. I’d mimic my mom breastfeeding my little sister, holding my doll up to my chest. I’d flip tissue bins into little cribs for the tiny child dolls my mom would purchase me.

For me, motherhood was the top recreation.

It didn’t matter that I had a big-city inside design profession, or that I’d paint in my spare time. It didn’t matter that I had dynamic friendships, a way of function, or a uniquely outlined identification. I’d give all of it up for motherhood.

And I did.

Turning into a mom may not have been the top recreation for me, however it was positively a recreation changer.

mother and baby

Photograph: Blue Chook Artistic

The primary few years of motherhood with my son have been thrilling, but in addition darkish. I misplaced myself as I attempted to dwell up to the requirements I had set, and struggled by means of a language delay and sensory points with our son Holden. Throughout that point we had our second little one, Beau.

mother and newborn in hospital

Photograph: Joanna Venditti

Though Beau was a vibrant mild within the darkness and Holden was beginning to blossom and revel in life, I used to be fading away.

I used to be combating the truth that my intense model of motherhood made me depressing. It took some time to discover my very own path, and simply because mine regarded totally different than my mom’s, or a few of my pals, it didn’t imply I had failed.

So I went again to work part-time, and located myself once more. Or I ought to say, discovered a brand new model of myself. I used to be thriving, loving motherhood, and nonetheless investing in my marriage and myself.

mother and son baking cookies

Photograph: Joanna Venditti

A pair years later, one other curveball was thrown our method…I discovered I used to be pregnant with spontaneous twins!

twin ultrasound

Photograph: Joanna Venditti

Throughout my twin being pregnant, work had to cease, and I used to be an incubator. I lay there on my couch for days on finish, making an attempt to mum or dad my older youngsters as greatest I may. I felt an intense loneliness. I simply needed to join with different mothers who understood how I felt.

pregnant with twins

Photograph: Joanna Venditti

I may see that I used to be dropping myself once more, however this time I made myself a promise. After my twins have been born, I’d dwell fearlessly. I’d love intensely. I’d be no matter I needed to be with out worrying what anybody thought. I’d share my story, my expertise, and my sincere emotions, in hopes of connecting to different mothers going by means of one thing related.

So I began my weblog Nesting Story, the place I used to be in a position to join with mother and father all around the world, and discover my voice.

family of six

Photograph: Sarah Martin Pictures


Photograph: Joanna Venditti

Ultimately there have been a pair extra detailed tales I needed to inform, and I made a decision that telling these tales by means of video would deliver them to life. So, I picked up a digital camera and haven’t turned again since, rising a group on my YouTube channel, Nesting Story.


Photograph: Joanna Venditti

My hope is that my household can join with mothers who’re making an attempt to discover themselves once more, who marvel if it’s okay if she takes her personal path. Dads who’re discovering their journey very totally different and a bit of extra terrifying than they anticipated. Mother and father who’re lonely and simply need to really feel a bit of extra regular. Mothers who’re mendacity on their sofas, rising life inside them, not understanding what’s about to grow to be.

Welcome to our residence, and see you quickly!

Nesting Story family

Photograph: Sarah Martin Pictures and Ooh Ooh Darling Pictures

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