Most of us can’t rely on our mothers and in-laws for free child care. Either they live too far away, it comes with strings attached, it’s too much for them, or they are still working full-time. Times have changed and finding cheap, reliable child care is more difficult.
We've been told that motherhood takes a lot of sacrifice. Time. Money Energy. You might be surprised by the real sacrifices great mothers make everyday.
You've seen countless getting ready for baby checklist. They feature gear, baby room, finance stuff. But this list is about getting emotionally ready for baby. What matters on the mental and emotional level to get ready to be a mom.
There is a difference between getting ready for baby and getting ready for motherhood.
We are going to be highlighting some essential happy mom skills. It won't be anything like time management, laundry, or baking. Just the real skills I've seen moms use that make motherhood enjoyable and family life fun for everyone. All of these "skills" are life long skills and you can easily start practicing them now.
You are off the hook for being completely responsible for your kids’ happiness and feelings. You aren’t responsible for anyone’s feelings.
It seems counter intuitive because we often think a parent’s job is to make their kids happy and give them all the things they need to happy and successful.
The Modern Motherhood Manifesto. 1. I don’t strive to be a perfect mom. 2. I create my own unique version of motherhood.
If you want to prevent loneliness in motherhood, make sure you know how to connect with yourself before you have kids. You will naturally be pulled outward when you become a mom. But knowing how to get back to yourself is invaluable.
If you are worried you shouldn’t have kids because you can’t stand most children, then think again.
You aren’t meant to love and like all children. There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t flip your lid at every baby you see.