I became a mother when my daughter was born last summer. For me, motherhood is a daily practice that compares to no other. Motherhood has required more grit, empathy, authenticity, and power than I've ever needed before. As I approach the end of my first year on this journey, I want to share the things that have brought me the most comfort, ease and beauty along the way. These are my tried pieces and resources I most recommend to new mothers and mothers-to-be. As I was reviewing my complete list of recommendations for this story, something they each share became obvious: every item on this list was created by a mother herself.