I had my first baby in early 2012. I was elated, over the moon, excited, nervous, scared... but I definitely wasn't as prepared for it mentally as I thought I was going to be. I imagined having a newborn to what it was like in the movies. A warm snuggly baby sleeping through the night, the ease of breastfeeding, constant showers and perfectly wavy hair with a hint of lip gloss and rosy cheeks. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. If you're a parent you already know what I'm talking about.
I was beyond exhausted, dazed and confused, wondering if what I was doing was right, had no idea what the difference in baby cries meant yet, breastfeeding was toe-curling teeth-gritting painful and wondered to myself if I'd ever shower again. My release was crying, oh and vacuuming. I say vacuuming because it was a nice break from the baby crying (or myself crying), but I survived and had 2 more babies after that.
And that's how Our Anak was born. I wanted a virtual place for mamas and mamas-to-be to land, chill out, hang out, have a fun read, maybe even enjoy a laugh or two, get inspired, share inspiration, but mostly I wanted to build a supportive, non-judgmental community for like minded badass womxn. No ego, and all empathy.
You can sit with us.
All the feels
Here to lift each other up, celebrate diversity, and love beautiful imperfections.