How Becoming a Mom Can Make You a Better Human Being with Laura Iz
Laura Izumikawa is a blogger on motherhood and lifestyle and the brains behind the beloved book “Naptime with Joey,” that showcases photographs she took of her oldest daughter dressed as different pop icons while napping.
For the past decade, she worked as a photographer primarily in the wedding and family portrait industry, until an opportunity to work full-time through her social media platforms and website came up.
Laura is married to THE MOST WONDERFUL man and has two daughters named Joey and Casey.
The Unspoken Topic
- Motherhood can fulfill all the needs a woman has because life blossoms and time feels real and important.
What We Cover
- The joys of what it is to become a mother and to be able to influence a child.
- How to give your partner the space to blossom into their own role.
- How motherhood can fulfill you.
Take a Listen >>
- Positivity on the internet can brighten the lives of strangers.
- Time feels so real after you have kids and can give you a sense of completeness.
- Learn how to ask for help, even from the people you think are too busy because that will allow you to heal the woman you are so you can be a better person.
- It’s not fair to expect your partner to fulfill the motherhood role. Allow them the space and grace to find their own path.
- How you love your kids (through words of affirmation, affection, looks, quality time, etc.) is more important than all the exterior activities because that is how they will know they are truly loved.
How to Focus on The Good Side of Being a Mom
- Accept that it’s going to be challenging and hard and that it’s always going to change, but know that the hardship is what propels you to move forward.
- Fully engage with your child to truly see the miracle they are.
- Be real with yourself on where you are in the motherhood journey so you can establish a baseline. Once you establish that, build from there.
Hardest Decision To Make as a Mom
- Relying on her husband and trusting him with their child and being OK with his mistakes, because she learned from her mistakes, too.
A-ha Moment About Parenting
- Everything you do and say, your child is picking up on. Even if they can’t fully speak.
Most Excited About
- Seeing her youngest daughter experience the milestones her first daughter hit, and that she enjoyed watching.
Mama Has a Minute
- Favorite form of self-care: Full body massage.
- Best parenting advice ever received: Trust your gut instinct.
- Share your favorite parenting hack: iPad
- Recommend one baby/ kid product you cannot live without: Hatch Baby
- Share your favorite book and why: Naptime with Joey.
- Mama to Mama words of wisdom: Trust your instinct. When people are giving you unsolicited advice, take it as a blessing and thank them for caring but allow yourself to become the mother you are destined to become.