#150: What to Expect the First Year of Motherhood with Julie Fernandes

March 30, 2023



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 

I am so excited to share with you another co-hosted episode with my wonderful friend, Dr. Julie Fernandes. Together, we will be sharing some amazing insights and tips on what to expect during the first year of motherhood.

For those of you who are new to the podcast, Dr. Julie is a life coach for moms, and her passion lies in helping women feel calm, organized, and joyful in motherhood. With her doctorate in occupational therapy, she is an expert in her field and has so much wisdom to share with all of you.

We know that becoming a new mom is an incredibly special time filled with excitement and anticipation.


But, it's important to remember that it can also come with its fair share of challenges. That's why Julie and I are here to share our experiences and insights on what motherhood is really like.

In this episode, we'll be discussing everything from the mental preparation required for motherhood to the misconceptions that many women have. Julie will share her personal experiences and together, we’ll give some great advice on how to navigate through this exciting and sometimes overwhelming time.

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Finding a rhythm postpartum can take months.
  2. You won’t enjoy motherhood if you’re always playing defense.
  3. Preparing alone will only get you so far - but my community of experts can take you all the way!

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Guest Bio

Julie is an occupational therapist, a life coach for moms, and a mom to three little ones. She is on a mission to help moms feel calm, organized, and joyful in their parenting journey during the essential early years of 0-7. 

Julie is originally from South Africa and is passionate about helping moms that may also be far from home or don't have their village nearby. Julie works with moms one-to-one or in small group coaching programs to help them take back control of their homes and their lives through mindset work, organization, and intentional living.


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