The Choosing Brave Podcast: Mama Year One with Megan Staub

“It takes bravery to hold onto what you know is true when your world turns upside down…I’m in a season of accepting limitations and looking for joy.” In this episode we get to chat with Megan Staub, the founder of Mama: Year One, a new website that dives into the mess and magic of new motherhood with honesty and camaraderie. As a writer, Megan believes in the power of storytelling to create connection and erase fear.

Connect with Megan: @mamayearone on Instagram, and at her website https://mamayearone.com/

Connect with host Lindsay: @upliftinganchor on Instagram

Show Notes:

On this episode of The Choosing Brave Podcast, Megan Staub talks to us about creating Mama Year One, a “digital village for those of us just stepping foot into motherhood.” The site features content for brand new mamas, and pledges to be “honest, uplifting, and right there with ya.”

No matter how much research on new parenthood Megan did, nothing prepared her for the “emotional journey of new motherhood.”

“In an instant motherhood changed how I related to myself, my career, and even how I related to my husband and my friends. I needed others to point me to the joy that can be found in the midst of the sacrifice…that love and relationships can still grow and thrive when it just feels like everything you knew is on its head.”

How can we fight to move our dreams forward in a loud, congested internet space?

Megan says “it takes courage to move a dream forward. You have to fight the voice that says this idea doesn’t matter.”

Looking at changing dreams through the lens of exchanging dreams rather than giving them up and feeling resentful.

“It takes bravery to hold onto what you know is true when your world turns upside down…I’m in a season of accepting limitations and looking for joy.”

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