The Well 52: Caitlin Lipscomb
Tell us a little bit about yourself...
I'm a goofy, fun-loving millenial mom of 2 toddlers documenting the joys and struggles of my transition into motherhood. I am also a pregnancy & postpartum physical therapist and I share tips about postpartum recovery and body acceptance on my IG page.
What is the most important thing you do for your wellness?
Since having my second child, I have realized how important spending time ALONE is for my own well-being. I am not always the best about making this happen consistently, so I am trying to be better about scheduling time on the calendar for a few hours of ME time each week. It could be something special like getting my nails, but usually it just involves me taking a long walk jamming to my favorite tunes! I think other moms with small children understand the need for some time with no one talking to you/ touching you in order to reset!
What is one piece of advice you'd give to others?
My biggest piece of advice for other women is that we DO NOT need to BOUNCE BACK after pregnancy. The concept of "bouncing back" not only puts too much physical stress on our bodies but also too much mental/emotional stress that can hinder our postpartum recovery.
What is one quote/ mantra you live by?
TAKE UP SPACE.
Brag on yourself- what is something you are REALLY proud of?
I am SO proud of myself for taking the leap to start my own business (The PT Mama, LLC) when I was only 6 months postpartum with my second child. I felt an intense calling to follow my dream to help other women going through similar struggles in their postpartum journey. It hasn't been easy doing it all with two small children, but the connections I have made in the past year and a half keep me going every day!
Anything else you'd like to add?
I am so excited to announce that I am co-hosting an event with a dear friend of mine called MOM PROM CINCY that will take place October 7th, 2023, in Bellevue, KY. It will be a night of celebration that moms deserve! Raffle proceeds from the event will go toward The Karen Wellington Foundation, which is a cause near and dear to my heart.