Babies rock your world …
( … depending on what age and stage they’re in,
your world may be being rocked more or less extremely …).
With the advice of my husband’s grandmother,
I bought our first ‘real’ camera – a Minolta X1 35mm – 35 years ago
when we were expecting our first baby. (It was my Christmas gift to husband
that I wanted to use – and he finished paying for it – ha).
From that spring, through 4 kids and to the present day,
‘kids’ – and mom life – have been 2 of my favorite subjects.
If you’re a mom – especially a new one – there’s no doubt you’re tired.
You need a nap. You need a shower. You might be hurting … in body and (or) mind.
You may wish you could be completely alone for FIVE WHOLE MINUTES.
My encouragement to you would be “just be kind to yourself”.
Becoming and being a mom is a lifelong process – that lasts a lifetime.
Have no expectations in regard to ‘successful mothering’ …
especially based on the internet and mothering blogs.
(When our kids were small there was no ‘internet’ …
it HAS to be much more overwhelming with internet information overload.)
If this describes your time, feel free to “just be”.
You’ve done – and are doing – something AMAZING!
As a mom, skip chores if you want and don’t feel guilty. Slow down.
Make lazy days. ASK for help if you need it!
Find ONE friend you can depend on to ‘get in the trenches’ with you
… and be HONEST about how you’re feeling.
Get comfy on the couch ‘whenever’ – and sleep at every opportunity
(which may be weird times of the day)!
Stay home and enjoy tiny fingers and toes – and private smiles.
Get off this website and the whole internet for a day – or even a week!
Spend time with your ‘sunshine’ …
it will make you happy.