Episode 71: "Whatever you're feeling, it's OK and it's normal" with Emma Shaffer

Today was a special day because I got to chat with my best friend from childhood, Emma Shaffer. Emma is a part time marketing consultant as she makes a career change into teaching Elementary School and is a single mom of 1. She, like myself, grew up in Truckee, CA and now lives and works just across the state line in Reno, Nevada. Emma is one of the strongest mothers I know, and I am so fortunate to be able to do this whole parenting thing with her, so I’m so excited to share her story with all of you!

In her episode we chat about:

  • Being a single mom juggling school and work during postpartum
  • Being induced just a day or two before her school semester started
  • Juggling staying in college when she was postpartum with Otto
  • The challenges of exclusively pumping
  • The benefits of a flexible school schedule with little babies
  • Her experience with Postpartum Anxiety around 9 months
  • Struggling to connect with her baby for the first couple months and the feelings of not being able to share this with other people
  • Grandma El's Diaper Cream
  • And so much more!

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