Throughout my pregnancy, I knew that I wanted to try breastfeeding, but I frequently heard how difficult it could be.
After listening to stories from friends and family, I was a bit nervous about breastfeeding in general.
After my son was born, I had written down some small breastfeeding goals; things like ‘make it through four weeks of breastfeeding,’ then 12 weeks, and then six months.
Having two children can be quite difficult.
You are probably worried you wouldn’t be able to do it.
But don’t worry!
Hey Moms, you’re doing a great job, don’t listen when others criticize you.
Motherhood is something we can never be prepared for.
There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability.
To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.
We all know…. we no longer dress like we used to.
Being a mom changes so many things about us, including the way we dress.
All fashion sense goes out the window. Let’s be honest trying to get ready with a newborn, a toddler, or several rambunctious kids is just out of the question.
Where did this myth of Mom perfection come from?
The comparison of baby sleeping habits in antenatal classes, or maybe the beautifully styled images we see on Instagram of gorgeous playrooms, healthy homemade snacks and happy and smiling children?
Or maybe it’s the sudden shock that this parenting stuff is not exactly what we had pictured.
This post is not to discount that parenting is easy—it is not.
In fact, I deem parenthood as the most difficult job I’ve ever taken for it goes without a written script and one in which I need to confront uncertainties all the time.
It is difficult to be a parent, but every parent will agree with me that it is very fulfilling.
Are you “team organized” or “team laid-back?”
Do you like everything in its’ place, or do you even have a place?
I’m a retired homeschool mom – after 13 years of homeschooling our baby graduated last year!
Probably one of my favorite things about homeschooling was getting ready for back to school and setting up the school supplies and books.
I’m a little OCD, and I got to put that to good use!
Before I had kids, I would have had as many kids as possible.
And I would have had them as close together as possible.
Nothing crazy, but you get it. As a teacher and someone who overall loves kids, it was a pretty simple thing to say.
Motherhood is like getting on a never ending roller coaster ride – it has highs and lows, some of it you will love and if you are an honest mama some of it you will hate.
Before becoming a mum I didn’t know you could love and hate all at the same time.
I will always love my children but some days being honest you just want to walk away, but we won’t… because as hard as motherhood is… we love it.