Welcome to Raising and Reflecting, my journey of self discovery through motherhood

Hi, I’m Gillian, a millennial stay at home mom from New Jersey. I had my daughter in 2018, and left my job a few months later to become a full-time SAHM. It has been the best decision I’ve made in my life, but at times it’s extremely lonely and isolating. I started journaling my journey of self discovery through motherhood as a means of therapy. This blog was born when I realized I was not alone in my loneliness, and that other moms were experiencing similar feelings.

Each reflection stems from a specific experience with my daughter. I noticed early on that these experiences were microcosms of common larger life experiences. The lessons I am learning are applicable not just for moms, but for everyone. I hope to open up dialogue about the difficulties many of us go through, whether or not we are parents. My journey of self discovery through motherhood has allowed me to process my changing thoughts, needs, desires and goals. I hope to encourage and inspire others to do the same.

I fully recognize that there are countless experiences out there. For this reason, I feature guest bloggers to share theirs. If you’re interested, let’s chat! You can contact me here or find me on Facebook or Instagram.