Notes from the Anook Community - Ashley Fultz

Welcome to The Notes Series.

Motherhood is a transformative journey, filled with moments of immense joy, profound love, and unexpected challenges. It is a role that encompasses boundless strength, unwavering dedication, and an indescribable bond with a child. Each woman's path to motherhood is unique, and every story is worth celebrating.

In this series, we bring you an intimate collection of inspiring narratives where women from all walks of life share their personal experiences of motherhood. From the joys of pregnancy to the realities of postpartum, the triumphs and struggles of raising children, and the profound lessons learned along the way, these stories offer a glimpse into the diverse and transformative world of motherhood.

Through this series, we aim to create a space for women to connect, support, and uplift one another. We believe that by sharing our stories, we can find solace, inspiration, and empowerment. Whether you are a soon-to-be mother, a new mom navigating the early stages of parenthood, or a seasoned parent, we hope these stories resonate with you, reminding you that you are not alone on this beautiful yet challenging journey.

Motherhood has been my greatest challenge and joy in life. Nothing and no one can prepare you for how hard it is, yet I wouldn’t take it back for anything. I think my biggest takeaway from being a mom for the past seven years is that you do the best you can, perfection does not exist, and all your kids really need is love and safety! A happy mom makes a happy baby or child! Putting my mask on first, asking for help and not trying to do it all, all at once, is key! When my son sees me happy and thriving, he takes notes from me. I saw a quote from Glennon Doyle recently that resonated so much to how I mother now, “I burned the memo that responsible motherhood is martyrdom. I decided that the call of of mother is becoming a model, not a martyr.” 

Xo, Ashley

Ashley's favorite Anook product: The Birdie Skort.