About

Hi mamas!

I’m Aubrey.

This is my little family…on a good day.

Most days you’ll find me in an oversized T-shirt, leggings, and the beloved mom-bun with a two year old who has marker all over his legs. My husband is currently finishing his master’s degree in Healthcare and we live in a small town in Texas.

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I have to be completely, 100% honest in saying that my whole life I wanted to be a mom, but the second I became a mom I hated it. DISCLAIMER: I don’t hate my child, I just hated the job. My world was completely turned upside down in the best and worst way.  I felt almost helpless, like I had forgotten everything I learned when I was 12 and the neighborhood babysitter. I almost just didn’t trust myself with my own baby. It was ever so joyous to hold him in my arms when he was sleeping and being happy, but when things went awry it was like I just froze. I couldn’t eat, all I wanted to do was sleep, but was constantly paranoid not knowing if I could keep this tiny human even alive.  Something that was supposed to come so “natural” was the total opposite for me. My love for my baby was there, I just wasn’t.

I had family around me but I just felt alone. (Could possibly the fact that my hormones were out of whack) My husband became “Mr. Mom” on most of my breaking moments (which consisted of most of the time those first 3 months). He was the natural.

So I reached out. I made a group on Facebook so that I could ask my fellow moms how to cure mastitis, deal with thrush, stop acid reflux, which pediatrician was good, etc. you name it! As much as I didn’t love Facebook, that connection with other moms really helped!

You always see beautiful posts about motherhood (which is so great!)… but I felt like I was the only one struggling in this department. It was almost like I had an identity crisis for a minute because I didn’t know how to be my old self in a new mom’s body. I want this blog to capture highlights, but I also want it to be raw. I think sometimes it’s okay for others to see the “hard” you go through so that they can see how you get through it and come out on top.

My views are very open. There’s so much controversy out there over giving birth naturally, epidurals, sleep training, breast feeding, vaccinations… I could go on. There are so many right ways to be a good mom!

This passed year my heart has ached in losing two babies, my heart goes out to those who have experienced similar things, but I’m excited for what the future holds even if I might have to fight for my family to get here. I hope you’ll grab some chocolate and stay around awhile while I show you a glimpse of my mamahood, projects I’m working on, and a community full of moms on the same mission.

Xo,

Aubrey

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5 Comments

  • Reply Julie February 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    🙂

  • Reply LuJean Holst August 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you ladies for starting and maintaining the Mammahood group on Facebook. I appreciate the support I get from the other moms in the group. That support just wouldn’t be available without your work. You have blessed us all!

    • Reply aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com September 2, 2015 at 2:48 am

      LuJean, how sweet are you!? Thanks for such a heartfelt message! Means a ton! So glad you’ve been able to have benefitted from it! Xo, Aubrey

  • Reply Kelly September 5, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I found your page on Pinterest for the Toddler Edition FHE (which I desperately needed. I have a tendency to go overboard and my 2 year old just stares at me like, “who do you think you’re talking to right now?” Haha) I’m SO glad I clicked through! Reading your story was like going through my personal journal. I had the same exact experience becoming a mom!! I miss work that involves getting dressed. And no screaming. And less cleaning. And no “what is that smell and where is it coming from?” But my boys are everything! This blog is amazing and in 15 minutes of clicking through all the tabs I kind of sorta love you. Haha! I’m definitely bookmarking this.

    • Reply aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com September 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Ok, you are the sweetest. I literally had tears swell up in my eyes because of your comment. Thanks for being so sweet! It makes all the difference and helps me keep up with this little space I’ve tried to create. Love you for being so kind and would love to connect! Are you on Insta or FB? add me there so we can stay in touch! Xo

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