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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth King

Navigating Mother’s Day Without Children

Mother’s Day - the cards, the flowers, the endless stream of social media posts. This holiday could be one of great joy for you or one of heartache and longing. I have been in both places, and can certainly relate to the many emotions this day brings. Whether you're a mom or a mom-to-be, we’re here to support you and share in your journey.

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Here are my top 3 tips for supporting your wellbeing this Mother’s Day:

Validate Your Feelings

Whether you’re in a place of waiting or you’re grappling with the complex feelings of motherhood after a fertility journey, it’s important to acknowledge and validate what comes up for you. Journaling is a helpful tool to help you identify your thoughts and allow them to flow freely. If you need help getting started, you can sign up for my free journaling challenge for prompts and support.

Practice Self Care

Take a moment to ask yourself what would feel best to YOU for Mother’s Day. That might look like a massage, a long walk with your favorite music, lunch with a friend, or a bubble bath with a good book. Allow yourself to lean into what fills your cup and disconnect from people and things that may bring you down.

Connect with Others

Your social media feed will likely be flooded with mothers and their children on Mother’s Day. Rather than dwell on the highlight reels of other people’s lives, I encourage you to connect with people who are on a similar path with you. Personally, I love Fertility Rally, but there are so many safe spaces to share your story and your feelings without judgment.

Regardless of where you find yourself today, I want to honor the journey you’ve experienced and support you in whatever chapter you’re in. I encourage you to nurture your body, mind, and spirit, and know that you don’t have to live your story alone. You are whole, you are strong, and you are worthy - just because you are YOU!

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