Reluctant Motherhood – 022

Aug 14

Lindsay shares her journey from being unsure about ever wanting kids due to her independent lifestyle and personal goals to experiencing how surprisingly rewarding and enjoyable being a mother was.  Her experience of finding balance between her own interests and goals and the sacrifice of motherhood is one everyone will relate to.


In This Episode:

  • Growing up without a framework for how she could be a mother and also have a career

  • How a basketball game helped her change her mind about starting a family

  • How becoming a mother allowed her to become the best version of herself

  • Why we don’t believe in the term “natural birth”

  • Deciding not to find out if it was a boy or girl and how that helped her let go of expectations

  • Knowing when to acknowledge that your needs or the needs of your family are changing and being able to adapt

  • Accepting sunk cost and being willing to throw in the towel when kids just aren’t getting on board with your plans

  • Setting boundaries as an entrepreneur around work – being all in with whatever you are doing

  • How giving your best to your kids doesn’t mean not taking care of yourself


Show Notes:

Lindsay’s Sisters Episode – When Birth Goes Upside Down

Steph Crowder’s Episode – Finding Balance as a Working Mom


About Our Guest:

My name is Lindsay. I live in Portland, Oregon. I have a husband (Nich), daughter (Margot), cat (Penelope), and a bunny (Lil Omar).

I often describe my style of cooking as “Slow food for fast life”. I am a freelance marketing consultant, event planner, writer, and stylist. In addition to my freelance work, I serve on the board of a local farmer’s market and host the PDX Food Swap. That being said, I am always on the go! While I’m passionate about sustainable living and eating whole and healthy foods, it’s hard to actually cook wholesome meals in the midst of a hectic schedule. Thus, my cooking reflects the struggles of a working professional and a mom who is trying to find balance. I strive to make food that is simple and attainable, and at the same time is beautiful, celebratory, and seasonally inspired.


Where to find Lindsay:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Food Blog


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