We’d officially like to welcome you to our blog! After a lot of time debating on whether or not we should even start a blog, followed by a lot of Skype sessions, chats, and texts trying to create exactly the type of blog we wanted… we’re so happy to finally share it with everyone! This has been our goal for quite some time, and we hope to share some great info, hilarious stories, and connect with moms over being, well, moms!
The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” has always meant a lot to both of us. Both being young mothers, we were eager to read and know as much about pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering as we could before we gave birth to our girls. Mom blogs, online forums, etc. proved to be an indispensable source of information for us as well as that extra support one needs during such a transitional time.
When we were younger, we both went to the same high school. We were barely acquaintances — we knew of each other, even were on the cheerleading squad together! Yet we didn’t talk. Fast forward years later, we’re friends on Facebook. Franki had her daughter Tatum at the young age of 21 (a mature 21 ok?!). Throughout the pregnancy and Tatum’s infant-hood she formed a solid opinion of who she was as a mother, and loves to share her resources with others via Facebook and Twitter. Out of the blue, Stephanie messaged her asking for resources and support, as she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant and didn’t have close friends who had gone through anything similar. Immediately we became close friends, and the bond is still strong as our girls are growing up. This is something we love about motherhood and parenthood. It brings people together over this common bond we have: sinking and swimming through raising our children.
Over the past year we have realized that there aren’t many blogs or resources directed towards mothers in their early 20′s and up, so we wanted to start one that gives a twenty something perspective. We’re young, but we have opinions. We have experience. We just met our children a bit earlier than others.
We are excited to share our plethora of resources that helped us form opinions of what kind of mothers we wanted to be. We also plan to squeeze in some must-have products that have eased our days (from teething to tantrums), DIY adventures, stories, and some style ideas for infants, toddlers, and moms too!
So we hope you take this journey with us as we battle our way through the ups and downs of motherhood!
Love & Espresso,
Franki and Steph
“Those Young Moms”