Meet Ambar Gingerelli of Mama Bird Well Nest

Ambar and her family“Life can get crazy. Life as a mom can get crazier.” Ambar Gingerelli, creator of Mama Bird Well Nest said it best! As a mother myself, I can testify for the sometimes beautiful struggles that we have to go through raising our children. From the baby you once tenderly cradled, to the classic terrible twos and on to their toddler years, it’s hard to make time for yourself.

Meet Ambar Gingerelli of Mama Bird Well Nest!

mama bird well nest blog logoKnowing first hand the struggles that come with being a new mom, Ambar took to her blog to make sure other moms weren’t alone! Her passion lies in helping other moms find balance in their lives. She talks about all of the good, the bad and of course the ugly about motherhood. She also talks about how to manage it all while still caring for your little one AND yourself.

In her blog she covers topics from relationships and decluttering your home to stress management and morning routines. She infuses her advice with love and her priceless first-hand knowledge. When you check out her site, be sure to sign up for her email newsletter! Trust me, this is one you’ll look forward to reading every time! She’s so passionate about helping moms everywhere that she’s opened up a ton of different services to help moms all around the world.

Ambar of Mama Bird Well NestTo help new moms, Ambar offers private coaching and support for new moms. She also offers the new mama bird circle, a 6-week virtual experience for new moms! If you haven’t already, you should check out her Yoga for Mama Video series! This amazing yoga series offers 3 simple routines to keep you from feeling stressed and overwhelmed. With her help, you’ll learn how to feel calm and centered in less than 15 minutes a day! On top of that she knows a thing or two about essential oils and all the wonderful uses! Amber gives lots of great tips on her blog on how to best use essential oils. If you’re in the market, you can even purchase them directly through her.

If you haven’t already, take a look at her blog or visit her Facebook page to explore all of the different advice she has to offer to help moms find balance in their lives!

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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Oh, how I'd love to go back to those first weeks and months. I was ever-present, yet never really there at all.⁠
My head was elsewhere, caught up in all the shoulds, in the baby books, the apps, the impossible schedules; all the perceived perfections of motherhood that felt so at odds with what you were telling me you needed.⁠
I followed my heart every single time. But never with conviction. Always apologetically as though I were somehow giving in. Not doing it right.⁠
I fought it. Like a quiet war. It was exhausting.⁠
I'd love to go back and mother that version of you, but as this version of me; the mum I am today. ⁠
More relaxed, more rested, more sure, no longer seeking approval, embracing the fact that I will be happily rocking my boy to sleep until he doesn't need it anymore.⁠
It's not just our babies that grow.⁠
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Words by: Mother Truths ( @mymothertruths)
I'm enjoying getting personal with y'all. Hope you don't mind!⁠
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Five years ago, I would not be able to imagine that I would be living the life I am now. There have been twists and turns for sure, and some of the challenges have been grueling to say the least, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I'm talking illness, surgery, major lifestyle changes, major personal life changes. The kind of stuff that makes you look back and not even recognize who you were. ⁠
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I have come so far and now have the clarity of mind to see how everything that has happened in my life has made me the person I am today. And I truly love who I have become through it all. What’s something positive or seemingly negative that happened in your personal life in the past five years that you didn’t see coming and that has built you up to be the badass you are today?⁠
Whenever I’m feeling stuck, I write in a journal—just a stream of consciousness, whatever crosses my mind goes on the page. Almost every time, I notice the same pattern: fear of judgment. My inner critic is telling me that no one will like what I do.⁠
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When that happens, I try to remind myself to play my own greatest hits. I make a list of the times when I did work I was proud of, made a client happy, or got positive feedback—anything that contradicts the judgmental  voice in my head. It helps me to move forward without fear. We all have that voice in our heads. The trick is to recognize it, not believe it, and put that imposter syndrome back in its place.
I am so grateful that I can do what I love as my job. Thank you to all of my clients for the ongoing love and support. I am lucky to have each and every one of you! 🥰

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