There’s a lot of guilt associated with motherhood — something I had no clue about until my first daughter was born.
Suddenly, I couldn’t do enough for her. When she cried, I did everything in my power to help her stop. When she couldn’t sleep on her own, I nursed her to Snooze-ville or carried her on ridiculously long walks (we’re talking 2-3 hour hikes) to help her fall asleep and stay asleep. I believed it was my job as her mother to make life as tear-free as possible. Boy did I have a lot to learn!
Fast forward 6 years and three more children, and if I’ve learned anything, crying is what babies do; it’s how they communicate. While I still don’t have this mothering gig figured out, I have learned a thing or two, and I want to encourage YOU, Mom, to keep learning and growing.
For the month of October, I will be participating in the Nester’s #write31days challenge. Every day this month I will share a post related to motherhood and babies, a topic close to my heart as we now have a newborn in our home!
I’ll be sharing tips for not just surviving those sleep-deprived days, but also for thriving and enjoying this short but sweet season.
In this series of posts, I want to eliminate the motherhood guilt and encourage you to find your sweet spot as a mom. I’m not here to lecture you or tell you the best way to mother because that’s absurd. Whether you co-sleep or CIO (“cry it out”) is your business, not mine. I simply want to encourage you (and be encouraged by you)!
These posts will be short and sweet. Some days all you may find is a picture with a few sentences. Other days there may be a lengthy post or even a printable. That’s because I’m the Mama of a newborn plus three other little people, and time is of the essence. However, I hope we can create a dialogue here to help one another through the beautiful challenges of mothering a newborn.
Are you in?
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What is or was your biggest challenge as a mom to a newborn?