As a woman, especially as a Christian woman, I've heard many times that the woman's role in marriage was to manage the home and rear children. THIS scared me! I mean, look at the Proverbs 31 woman... how did she do it all? This process of house management is different for everyone , for the stay at home mom, for the working mom, for the single mom, etc. so our processes don't necessarily look the same.. but, some of the same principles apply.
Overtired, Hangry (Hungry + Angry), fussy, whinny, and played out.. I'm talking about the mamas out there who, like myself, get overwhelmed by the blessing of a child that God has given them. This is for the moms, who like me, love and enjoy their kids but sometimes feel like they’re drowning in mundaneness, routines and patterns, and chores.
Tried to make mom friends and had no luck? Anyone else prisoner to their thoughts? Desiring to be the best friend they can be but secretly scared they'll never be enough? Clicked instantly with other moms, or just friends in general, exchange numbers, followed by a downhill slope of text messages and missed calls? Comment, let's dialogue , about your experience and what works for you.
As a mom, or just as a parent, have you heard "oh he/she needs to stop eating" or "wow, they're so tiny" or any statements aimed at your child's weight? I know I have, and I am tired of it. .... It honestly makes me doubt my motherhood when I hear my baby is fat for his age or will be overweight as a toddler. It causes me to second guess his hunger cues and my mothers intuition, become insecure about whether I'm fit to be his mom, and other insecure thoughts.
This last month has been a rollercoaster of emotions and milestones (even "almost" milestones"). Drew (now 7 months old) has been growing and developing, and me (and baby Doss) have been doing the same.
Recently, I got a chance to collaborate with fellow blogger mama Jo Funderbunk (@momslikeher). We decided to produce point and counterpoint blog entries detailing our married vs. single motherhood experiences thus far. Jo is a newly single mama of a one-and-a-half-year-old son and she's trying to master the art of co-parenting. I, on the other hand, have been married for two years and am the mama of a seven-month-old son and expecting my second! Our experiences have been vastly different but when it comes down to the love of our family, we share a common bond. Click the link in my bio to read both of our stories; they’re posted sequentially. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
How often should baby eat? What type of purées for his age? What should his poop look like? - every time I have a question about baby boy or parenting, what do I do? Google it like everyone else. And that is sooooo terrible! Google is full of answers that give opinions in form of… Continue reading When In Doubt STOP GOOGLING: Google is not a Mom’s friend.
I know I've heard a million times towards the end of my first pregnancy "you know you're more fertile those first few months after having the baby; take precaution, be careful, get on birth control ASAP!" I'm not sure if this is true, exactly, because I was TRYING to get pregnant for my second child...… Continue reading Pregnant and Parenting, pt. 1: the good, bad and ugly