The amazing Ali Rendulic and Conor (2). Ali says that she has always been a caregiver and a nurturer and always knew that she wanted to be a mother. She and her husband waited quite some time to conceive but once they knew they wanted a baby were ready to go. Ali enjoyed her pregnancy and had an uncomplicated vaginal birth. Because she always wanted to be a mother, Ali assumed that motherhood would be an easy transition and everything would come naturally to her, she was surprised then it was a challenge and felt foreign. She wishes that more women would talk about how difficult motherhood is. Babies are easy for her, she says, but through the many transitions and the onset of toddlerhood and this new personality she's found that she's needed to adjust her expectations and experience quite a bit. She's grateful to be surrounded by family and supportive women but still, believes in the importance to discuss the normality in the challenges that motherhood brings. Ali was drawn to the principles of this movement and the amazingly positive community that has grown out of and supported it; she's honored to become a part of this change. "I thought that becoming a mother would mean that I could continue to live my life and my child would plug into it. Instead, I'm living much differently and trying to plug into my child's life".