I was more tired than I could have ever dreamed of being. It was so hard. I felt alone in the night and like a walking zombie all day. My rose-colored glasses were shattered, but I was left with a few tools I didn’t know I would need.
The Top 6 Obnoxiously True Pieces of Advice You Get as a New Mom
Solicited or not, you will undoubtedly receive a plethora of advice as a new mom. Unfortunately, some of the most especially annoying advice turns out all too often to be completely true. And, gasp, maybe even helpful. Here are the top six most obnoxiously true pieces of advice you will receive as a brand new mom.
Book Summary: Stop and Smell Your Children
If you are in the early years of motherhood with little ones at home, this book is for you. The book feels like a conversation with a friend, one who invites you to reflect and examine how you can “stop and smell” your children more.
3 Tools for Moms of Little Kids – Episode 99
In this episode, Saren (mother of five children ages 10-15) talks with Janelle (mother of 5 children ages 1-7) share three concrete (and totally do-able!) coping strategies for dealing with the hard stuff that comes with having small children who are close in age.
How My Husband’s Cancer Changed My Perspective on Parenting
For moms who are struggling to put their spouse first, a reflective piece from a mother who has been there.
Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Blabber to Babies More
My mother-in-law is the chattiest grandma you have ever met. I’m not really a “baby person” so I don’t naturally start chatting away at them. But I wondered if she was on to something. According to a the most recent issue of the New Yorker, apparently she was.
A Few Good Moms
My kids don’t think I’m fun. But somebody has to do the tough stuff that makes the fun stuff possible! I’ve created a modified version of Jack Nickolson’s infamous speech from “A Few Good Men” to help explain my predicament.
Are You Feeding Your Child?
My experiences caring for foster children and adopting our two boys has changed my thoughts and feelings on the question of feeding infants.
Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother
Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn’t know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.
Roots and Wings
My son’s first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.
Support for Expectant Mothers: Episode 35
What’s the top piece of advice you’d give to an expectant mother? In this show, April and Saren build on the great answers we received when we posted this question.
These Glory Days
My days were a blur of breastfeeding, dressing, bathing, feeding, dirty diapers, laundry, and little messes. I had never been busier in my entire life, and yet I had never felt more unproductive. Where were my glory days?
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