Kristen Martin (She/Her), who goes by Kem, is a new mom to a 7 month…
Katie Webber (She/Her) is a California girl living in New York City who thrives creating simple, delicious, plant based recipes. As a Broadway dancer, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and mom, she understands the need for healthy and delicious food, made simple.
Her health journey began with simple small changes, which eventually led to becoming a certified holistic nutritionist and prioritizing mental and physical well-being through cooking and eating fresh food, all while keeping it simple, fun, and delicious.
You can see Katie perform over at Tina at the Lunt-Fontann Theater and check out her cookbooks The Rest, Summerset, and Fall For You at www.katiewebbernyc.com. Follow her on Instagram @katiewebbernyc as she shares her life and recipes. Always fresh & easy, just how life should be!
How postpartum are you?
I am 4 years and 9 months postpartum.
How have you transformed since becoming a parent?
In every way possible. I have become so self-aware. Oh, the things that came out of my mouth before I had any clue! Now, I have way more patience and grace for myself and everyone else on the planet.
With the little solo time you do get, what’s your favorite thing to do?
Honestly, my favorite thing is to workout, meditate, and collect myself for the day. Of course I also love a sensible glass of rosé and a hang with my girlfriends.
If you could describe your postpartum experience in one word, what would it be and why?
Whirlwind. You go from not having a baby to having a baby in a moment. The second that baby leaves your body, everything changes. The way you adapt without even realizing it is absolutely insane and beautiful.
What’s something that caught you off guard during the first 3 months of parenthood?
How much my baby would nurse and how little she would sleep.
On a scale of 1-10, how supported did you feel as you navigated healing and learning how to take care of your baby? Why?
Wow, I’ve never really thought about this, but I felt around a 4. I had a supportive husband, but obviously, he could never actually know how my body felt. Family was far away. You kind of just get sent home with this new human and are immediately on a crash course of parenthood.
If you could dream up the perfect postpartum journey, what would it look like and feel like?
First and foremost, good health for all. And an abundance of resources, help, money, and space.
What’s the #1 piece of advice you’d give a brand new parent?
Grant yourself grace. You are learning and you will make mistakes, and it’s ok. You’re doing great.