"I think the most surprising thing about becoming a mother is that you become a part of this secret club that you didn't even know existed. The amount of grace, advice, support and encouragement I've received from the community of moms that I know has been overwhelming. Every mother I've encountered since Ellis was born has said, 'You are doing an amazing job and I'm here if you need anything at all.' That sense of support has been overwhelming in a way that I didn't expect.
The best advice I've received has been 'Do the best you can in the moment and then move on to the next moment and do the best you can in that moment. Sometimes your best is not the same in every moment and that's okay. Not every moment will be perfect and not every moment will be hard but keep an open mind and know that everything you are doing is enough.'" - Megan, mama of Ellis