In the US, where maternity leave policies are pathetic and many working women struggle to keep up with a routine that can leave you feeling demoralized, the picture of Gisele breastfeeding seems like the Shangri-La of motherhood. But why the hate?
A recent study found that 30% of Millennial moms prefer to text their partners rather than talk to them on the phone. Cue the hang wringing about our loss of humanity. But I actually think that these moments keep me connected to my husband and my friends in ways that wouldn’t be possible with small children. Ever tried to have a meaningful phone conversation while watching an infant and a two-year-old? Cold fusion is easier than that.
Having a baby is no doubt a wonderful, truly rewarding experience, but boy does it take energy and dedication. And it's easy to feel not only exhausted, but overwhelmed. Here are 17 ways to quickly recharge and get back into your groove.
My favorite podcast, "One Bad Mother" regularly features parenting genius moments, where parents call in and share their moments of triumph over their tiny hordes. In that spirit, I present to you 12 parents sharing their own genius moments and helpful tips that they had to learn the hard way.
I knew everything about parenting until my children were born. Then I knew nothing. Well, maybe not nothing, but a lot of my preconceived notions were turned upside down. There were still certain ideals I aspired to--commitments made within my mind and heart--but for various reasons I've fallen short. While I know perfect parenting doesn't exist I feel accountable to those ideals. And so, there are aspects of my parenting I downplay because my intention is still to do these wonderful things. I asked other moms if they experienced this too and several bravely confessed. Click through and see if you relate to any of these little white parenting lies we tell.
When my husband and I married five years ago, things were much different than they are now. We were two people, relishing in our relationship as a small family unit. We were sexy, in love ... and not parents.
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