I’m Chanelle Jen.Y creator of Maturing Mama. Originally from Trinidad and then to Canada, Hawaii, Australia and back to Canada. My husband is Jesiah and my girls are Esperanza (4) and Izabella (1).

In July of 2018 I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. In an effort to understand how to be a good mom while battling this mental illness, I searched for blogs of moms that also suffered.

Instead what I found was mom blogs with superficial content. Homes that looked perfect. Kids that looked perfect and these moms themselves looked perfect. Like they were models hired to play the role as mom in these photos.

I decided enough is enough. I’m sick of all this fake content on social media. Not to mention the only relatable content is from friends with private accounts that lack the software to present their lives in a polished manner despite its raw content. (I’m talking about photos you scroll past on social media without acknowledging because it’s the opposite of eye candy).

In my opinion moms should be looking at relatable content that’s just as beautiful as fashion blogs. These encouraging messages deserve to be presented in a beautiful manner.

So what’s my parenting style… survival. That’s the honest truth. If I can make it to the end of each day with everyone in one piece while feeling loved and valued. Even if it took me apologizing to my girls and husband for everything I did wrong that day… what matters most to me is not how we got there. We made it!

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