About Love Child
Love Child is a digital publication for the modern parent who seeks relevant lifestyle content and daily, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly inspiration, ha! While the site’s foundation is built on a fresh view on motherhood, it is not exclusive to moms. All welcome over here! Love Child shares topics covering wellness, style, mama and baby gear, and inspiring motherhood stories. We aim for a diverse community and welcome content that celebrates inclusion and representation of all.
I’m an Austin-based wardrobe stylist among other things. Mama, wife, friend, entrepreneur, serial domain buyer. The idea for Love Child came while I was about 5 weeks pregnant with my first on, Bowie. I was living my best life. Engaged to my now hubs Boca, traveling for work and fun, and overall, excited about my future. Pregnancy was unplanned and stopped me in my tracks. I was excited and scared, but mostly overwhelmed with the unknown. How would my life change? Was it too much to ask to maintain parts of my lifestyle I loved like style and fitness? I love my job but I won’t have a paid maternity leave and how does that work when you’re self-employed? So many questions! Unable to find information that was relevant to my pre-motherhood lifestyle and reassurance that I could maintain aspects post-motherhood, I decided to document my experience navigating pregnancy and motherhood and share with friends that would inevitably be in my shoes soon. I named it Love Child for my first babe Bowie, and I launched on June 1st, 2016, 6 days before his birth. We welcomed Grey last July, our second Love Child.
Photo by Alysha Rainwaters