It’s not enough that I vehemently despise Halloween – now I HAVE to let my kids dress up and ask strangers for candy or else I’m a terrible mom?
Not every mother will experience the level of “challenge” I have, but I do want other mamas to know what to look for if motherhood feels more like the pits than like a gift.
How often did I lose my patience, forgetting that she needed me to be steadfast and reliable? How many times had I responded sharply or carelessly instead of making her feel heard and loved? Had I been a good mom more often than not?
The advice of friends, family and even strangers can cause information overload for new and expectant parents. For especially sensitive topics, like car seat safety, BRITAX recommends parents review their car seat user guides, reach out to the car seat manufacturer with questions or seek guidance from a child passenger safety expert to ensure they’re learning the proper information.
Your baby makes their way into the world, and as far as parents know, is instantly confronted with dangers at every turn. You spend hours planning out organic meals, stocking up on natural skincare products and researching that perfect, green certified mattress so baby sleeps easy. In all the chaos, however, the thing most often overlooked is making sure that the air they breathe inside of your home is safe as well.
The point of airing grievances is not to get advice, it’s simply to get it out there, because so much of the struggle of motherhood is experienced alone, with whining kids and frustrating messes and no one to bear witness.
This post is sponsored by Kabrita. When trying to determine what to feed your baby, most parents encounter an overwhelming amount of information and opinions. One topic that caught our eye recently was goat milk. We put together a list of questions and went straight to an expert, Dr. Salsberg, a Naturopathic Doctor, in