Hey, mama, you got this!

newborn photography Elmira NY


Hey, mama. Did you just have a c-section, or maybe just a rough labor? First of all, don’t compare yourselves to other moms and say “She’s up and around and had her baby a week ago. I should be doing the same thing!” Every mama is different because each body is different. Let your body heal. Let your soul heal and rest. Enjoy your new baby and know that the healthier you are, the better you can care for your baby. I want to repeat: enjoy your baby. Your house doesn’t have to look perfect for the in-laws. 
You don’t have to cook. Order food in or make something simple, or ask a family member to make you something special. You aren’t in this alone. There are many, many other moms out there who know just what you’re going through. Find some and know that even if they “look perfect” that doesn’t mean they are. 
Their house is dirty sometimes. Sometimes they yell at their children. Sometimes they cry. No matter what their Facebook or Instagram shows, their lives are not all sunflares and white walls. You’ve got this, mama! Your body grew a human being! It may even be feeding your baby right now, with your baby outside of the womb. You’re incredible even in the toughest moments when you feel like you can’t do anything right and you’re clueless. I’ll let you in on a secret – most moms feel clueless and are simply flying by the seat of their pants. Take it one day at a time. All you have to do is love your baby because in the end, that’s all that matters.

Lisa Robinson-Howeler

Lisa Howeler Photographer, Athens, PA

I'm a wife, mom, writer and photographer from Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a former journalist, which is what my degree is in, and enjoy the freedom of being able to create as a mainly self-taught photographer.