Meet the Founder
I'm Nicola and i'm a thirty-something year old mom of two. I started ispeakmom.com in 2014 as a personal blog. It was a way for me to express the words that I couldn’t speak out loud, because I was just too emotional. My transition to motherhood was a turbulent one. In my pregnancy there were beautiful moments, but there were many difficult ones. Eventually my miracle of a son was born at 30 weeks at just 2.5lbs. He struggled, I struggled, and we struggled as a family for 3 months before he came home with us. When he was about 8 months old I began writing our story in the form of blog posts. I was amazed at the outpouring of love and support from family and friends. But even more than that, I was taken aback by how many women got in touch with me to tell me about the trials and triumphs of their own motherhood journeys.
I took some time off from blogging when I became pregnant with my daughter, but I already knew that when I started back writing, my mission would be different. I didn’t want to just share my story. I wanted I Speak Mom to become a platform for mothers to share their own incredible motherhood journeys and moments, the painful ones and beautiful ones as well. There is power in sharing ... a therapeutic quality. But more importantly, when we share, we allow others to see themselves reflected in us, and know they are not alone.
I hope you enjoy the posts on the blog by myself and our team of contributors. We are all sisters on this motherhood ride and although our paths and struggles may be different, there is so much that we all have in common. Let's join together to support and comfort each other as we all learn how to speak mom.
You can read more about my personal motherhood journey here:
One Grateful Mom
A Broken Heart Heals Fast
Happy Ending Envy