In this podcast episode, I’m chatting with Brittany Bergman, an educator and a publisher, and we talked about chasing dreams in early motherhood and beyond.
She shared about overcoming anxiety and external pressure during pregnancy and transforming herself through her experience with motherhood.
We also dived into:
03:58 Early years of Brittany’s career
07:53 Anxiety during pregnancy
11:04 Working full time and not having a daycare
12:22 Being overwhelmed with trauma
15:23 Doubts of becoming a mom
16:45 Motherhood is illuminating
19:19 A rollercoaster ride
25:47 What good moms do
27:17 Feelings of fulfillment
28:02 The ability to change course
31:01 Defining success
34:12 Taking one step at a time
38:16 Knowing ourselves well
Brittany believes that moms don’t need to be everything they thought they should be, that it’s okay to navigate your way through motherhood, to struggle and find that sense of self you need to keep yourself grounded and fulfilled.
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Bio: Brittany L. Bergman is an author who is passionate about telling stories that provide refreshment, connection, and encouragement to mothers who don’t want to lose sight of their identity. Her essays on motherhood have been featured in a variety of publications, including TODAY Parents, Motherly, Coffee + Crumbs, and The MOPS Blog. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Dan, and their two children. By day, she is a copy editor of nonfiction books at a publishing house. Her first book, Expecting Wonder, is about the identity-level transformation we experience as we become mothers.