Is this your first Pregnancy? Congratulations! Your life has undeniably, incredibly and dauntingly changed forever. It is the most precious gift and the most challenging time. One thing I wish I had known when I was going through my first pregnancy, is the importance of getting out and joining groups with other moms. I was lucky to have gotten into a “mommy and me” group where I live in Los Angeles. And by lucky, I mean I got on the wait list for it as soon as I knew I was pregnant to get a spot in this coveted class. Had I known how vital it is to be around other moms at this time, I would have joined as many as possible! It can be a very lonely time with a newborn and depending on where you live, you may feel very isolated. I encourage you to do some research.

Many places offer affordable and accessible mommy and me groups from yoga classes to classes at kids gyms. Find something that suits you or put out word in your local community and start your own walking group or take the babies to the park. Either way, spending time with other new moms is enormously reassuring and helps us problem solve and realize we are all in this together.


Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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