Parenting is hard- wouldn’t you agree? It doesn’t come with an instruction book and even if it did, I probably would have lost it by now!
I did have a stack of books that told me best practices. I was a big fan of What to Expect When Expecting. Even before giving birth, I was already a few chapters into What to Expect the First Year.
I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what to expect when it came to birthing and raising a baby.
This makes me laugh now! There isn’t a book on earth that could have prepared me for my life after having babies.
I suppose I found comfort thinking that I was prepared. Comfort in thinking that all births and children were universal and that if I just learned what I needed to do as a mom, then life would be amazing!
After having six kids, I’m pretty sure I could write a book on the topic, but fact is, I have no idea what I’m doing!
I recall a few years ago, telling my...