My name is Lindsay, and I am a first-time mom to my darling two-year-old daughter Kamila. I am also a wife to my husband Dan for almost eight years (although we started dating ten years before marriage) and a business owner in partnership with my sister in the retail environment. We live in Norwalk with our two crazy dogs, a chihuahua (Chico) and a pittie (Dallas), and we were both born and raised here in beautiful Connecticut.
I love being part of the Fairfield County and Connecticut communities. My family jewelry business has been around for over 130 years and is based here in CT, which gives me deep roots in the Nutmeg State. We have access to more than 300 miles of shoreline, a great mix of city and suburbs, a quick train ride to NYC, and easy access to some of the most beautiful cities and destinations, such as Newport, Boston, Portland, and so many more. How lucky are we!?
I am an avid dog lover, enjoy baking and cooking (I am new to experimenting with sourdough), and love to be outdoors. Bonus points if it is off-leash for the pups. I look forward to meeting other moms who are trying to find the balance in motherhood.
One of the most significant challenges I have found with parenthood is recognizing and accepting the change in your identity that comes with bringing a child into this world.
I remember the thoughts swirling through my mind. Will I be able to maintain my friendships? How will I balance work and life when my cup is already full? Will I still be the same person I was before kids?
The truth is parenthood will change you forever. However, know that it is for the better! In my circle of mom friends, I’ve noticed a positive change in who they are today.
- We are more empathetic and understanding. We all know life is crazy, and many things are outside our control.
- We appreciate our time for ourselves and each other more than before.
- We have a supportive community of other parents trying to raise children to do better than the generation before us.
Through the first two years of parenthood, I have learned to find the balance between my identity as a parent and a person.
It doesn’t have to be a choice! It is so important to recognize when you need to take a break, whether it be ordering takeout to alleviate cooking duties, leaning on your partner or other caregivers so you can take that extra long shower, or planning an overnight to give yourself a peaceful 24 hours with no responsibilities except for yourself.
Don’t have a support system you can lean on? Build one with your community. I can guarantee another parent in your position also needs someone to lean on.
We are all doing the best we can while being the best parents to our children. Parenthood is a crazy, beautiful, challenging, yet so rewarding part of our lives, and I feel so lucky to have found a community of moms who feel the same way I do!