I never could have become a first-time mom when I was in my 20s. I was still very much a baby in so many ways, and I shudder at the idea of my 20-something-self handling something even more needy than I was.
I’m also glad I birthed my kids before I hit 40. I’m already tired—nay, exhausted— and 40 is still a few years off.
No, becoming a mom in my 30s was the right fit for me. But I can still do without some of the comments I receive. You know, the things people say to new moms in their 30s that make our eyes glaze over, or make us want to throw some glaze (and not the good, donut-covering kind) in the eyes of the people who say them. Stuff like this (that people say to moms in their 30s, but really, really shouldn’t):
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