Moms and DIY Projects

Hi Friends!

So I am really excited to announce that I am a new contributor to the Charlotte Mom’s Blog.  Charlotte Moms Blog is a collaborative blog that focuses on my lovely city, Charlotte, and the awesome Mama’s who reside here.

About Motherhood & Feeling Connected

For me, when I became pregnant with my first son I felt a big social shock wave roll over my life. I was an active runner and built a lot of friendships around running. I also attended wine tastings and “girls nights”. I was the first person in my group of friends to have a baby and the first part of the pregnancy was really lonely.  Don’t get me wrong, I have a great husband, but I felt isolated from my group of friends.   My feelings would get hurt when I wasn’t invited somewhere because someone “assumed” I would be too tired to attend. My friends didn’t ditch me, they just couldn’t relate…yet.  In my 2nd trimester I quit feeling sorry for myself and actively looked for pregnant friends. My husband called me “the pregnant pickup artist”.  I went prenatal yoga , maternity shops and even in my OB’s office to meet pregnant ladies. It sounds crazy, but I believe in social support is a key to well-being and I needed some support. I lucked out met some really awesome ladies.

One of these ladies delivered her son two days before my son, Knox, was born.  Well really relied on each during  “the baby is here, now what?” stage.  Another amazing outcome was that her son and Knox are best fiends.

So, I believe that Moms, non-moms, kids, Dads, Dudes and whoever need to connect with other individuals.

Moms + DIY

You know what else makes me happy……Making things. I couldn’t resist sharing one  my love of DIY projects, with the ladies of Charlotte Mom’s Group.

Moms DIY

I have put together 10 Fantastic DIY Mothers Day projects that I collected from some amazing ladies to share with my Charlotte Moms. I know you will enjoy them too…..because they are awesome!

 

If you are interested in me writing for you, please contact me at paperandfox@gmail.com

Thanks, Carmody

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8 Responses to Moms and DIY Projects

  1. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} May 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    I agree, it’s super tough when you are in a different stage then your friends neither of you can really relate anymore. I love how proactive you are! “The pregnant pickup artist”! That is awesome! Hehe Thank you soooo much for featuring my dipped basket! You’re such a sweetheart! I am so excited for you that you’re writing for The Charlotte Mom’s Blog!

    • carmody May 6, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks Heather! I love your dipped basket…..I mean really heart it.

  2. aimee fauci May 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    I used to really love making stuff and somewhere between here and there and 3 extra kids.. i got lazy.. I need to hop back on that creative love!

    • carmody May 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

      Aimee, I do think doing something creative keeps you happy.

  3. Alli May 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    Congrats on your new gig! I’m only an hour from Charlotte and I love her, too! :)

    • carmody May 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks Alli!

  4. Alex | Thrifty Below May 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    I’m not a mom, so I can’t exactly relate, but I know how difficult it is to feel like you’re at a different stage in life than your close friends. It’s weird to visit home sometimes because I’m married and both my husband and myself are in graduate school, and some friends from high school and college just seem kind of lost.

    Loved your top 10 list on Charlotte Moms!

  5. carmody May 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Alex, it is a weird feeling when you can’t relate to to people that have been such a large portion of your younger life. Kids or no kids.

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