Hello and Welcome! This blog is a true labor of love for me. Motherhood Unadorned is about motherhood naked, plain and uncensored.
I’m not gonna lie, becoming a mom has had a lot of ups and downs. Particularly because I’ve had mental illness for most of my life, and the challenges and hormones related to pregnancy and kids DO NOT help me out in the mood department. After Ellie’s birth I had a pretty strong episode of PPD that felt quite like a mid-life crisis, or shall I say Mama Crisis.
I knew from years of meds, therapy and alternative treatments that distraction is an excellent tool for overcoming my own mood issues. So I embarked on a path that led me to start an Etsy business of gemstone mama necklaces. It became the creative and professional outlet I needed to distract, calm and entertain my mind. It also became a wonderful social outlet. I met so many wonderful mamas AND women who are also running households and small businesses themselves.
I became very passionate about working with other mom businesses to promote and encourage each other. But more than that, I realized that I’m part of a very big community of moms who have a TON of very specific and very personal issues, challenges and successes that we live and breathe every day.Cristi, Kirsten & Dina (RIP)