Welcome! I’m Julie, mom to a super “assertive” and “opinionated” kindergartener 😅. I’m also happily married (most of the time 😜) and we have 2 very sweet cats – Scott (Siamese/ Scottish fold), our super smart, now jealous, firstborn, and Opie, our clueless but adorable Scottish fold. I work part-time for a sports enrichment program and an art program for kids.
I Initially created this blog for my daughter. When the pandemic started, I suddenly had this urge to write down everything I know as a mother. So when my daughter becomes a mother herself and I’m not there (cancer runs in our family 😢), hopefully my blog would last long enough to support her emotionally (and financially – cross fingers!), when she becomes a mother herself. ❤️
My other goal in creating this site is to help new and overwhelmed moms navigate the challenges of parenthood in a positive way. Most importantly, for new moms to adapt positively to this new motherhood life. Hence my blog’s name “Adaptable Mama”😊
I don’t claim to be an expert in anything but I do thorough research on any topics posted here. Because if I were in your shoes and I stumbled on a site like this, I’d want something that’s genuinely helpful and would make my life so much better.
Besides, I’m writing for my daughter too and I want her to get the best possible help in becoming a mother too!
Everything I’ve written here so far are the things that I think, would have been so helpful to me when I was a new mom, that I know would help my daughter when she becomes a parent in the future.
If she wants to, but that’s another story. 😁
For eg., I know how overwhelming the newborn phase can be so I created this article – The Ultimate List of Newborn Baby Care Tips For New Moms. This is what I wished I had before my baby came!
The toddler phase is just as challenging too especially when they are not listening, going through bedtime battles, weaning them off the bottle, thinking of low-key activities and more.
I also want to share my stories about the reality of motherhood and how it’s perfectly okay to feel bored, depressed, burnout, frustrated, lonely, resentful, and more as a mother.
I also want to research and share the best resources and tools that can make life as a mom or as a parent in general, a little easier.
So I have some product reviews on baby carriers, diapers, breast pumps, strollers, cribs and loungers, activity and entertainment and more that you’ll find super useful and highly informative in making the best purchasing decision.
My goal is to make this a real, practical, no-nonsense site that would have been useful to me when I was a new mom.
I’ll also share all the crazy shit no one tells new moms about!
I hope I succeed in this mission, hope my daughter finds my blog useful in the future and that you find my tips, reviews, advice, and stories helpful as well.
Happy reading! 😄