Episode 65: "Temper Your Expectations and Voice Your Needs" with Jolie Ankrom of Brim Papery

I so enjoyed chatting with Jolie Ankrom, aka @becomingjolie, on today's episode! Jolie is a small business owner of Brim Papery, an online stationery shop that specializes in hand lettered products. She works out of home in Columbus Ohio with her husband and two children. When she's not working, she loves to go out on walks, cook, and thrift. You can follow along with her life on Instagram at @becomingjolie where she discusses food, feminism, family, and feelings. Lots of feelings.

In her episode we talk about: 

  • Her transition from teaching to owning a small business
  • Struggling with the decision to put her second child in daycare sooner than her first 
  • Expectations when it comes to birth  - there's no one right way!
  • Both of her birth stories & her experience with prodromal labor
  • The importance of voicing your needs after having a baby
  • The importance of communication with your partner as parenting continues to evolve
  • How babies force you to slow down
  • The season you are in now is now the same as the one you are coming out of or going into - SO true!
  • And more!


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