There are so many strong opinions on mothers, and about parenting out there today that no matter what you do, someone is going to insert their two cents.
I certainly have become more carefree since having my oldest son. I am the first to admit I used to be that judgmental mom saying you should do this, and you cant do that if you are a mother.
I think with each child we all become a little bit more carefree, and that is what has really aided in successful breastfeeding this time around as well, but that is a whole other topic in itself!
The more blogs I read, the more parenting magazines I open… the more I realize that we might as well just give all women who choose to become mothers a first class ticket back to 1950 because apparently society thinks we all should be chained to stoves in our home, and if we don’t fit into the mold of the perfect 1950’s housewife, we are automatically a bad mother.
My post today, I delicate to all those who feel that way.
And I write with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, because I couldn’t be anymore sarcastic.
It is healthy to maintain time to yourself, your friendships, and get out of the house and do something you enjoy! Even if it is a bar, club, or dinner with alcohol involved!
Tattoos do not make a person, or decide if they will be a fit parent or not.
Do you know how many awesome moms are bloggers and social media specialists and head out to weekend conferences all over the country several times a year? They aren't bad mothers at all!
As long as your family is healthy, happy, and fed... don't worry about it!
It is great for your children to build these irreplaceable memories with their grand parents. Because one day, they might not be there anymore!
If you were at home with kids all day long, like many of us are, you probably wouldn't stop with one glass!
I was actually told this once by an elderly "old school" family member. But now in the year 2011, buying stuff in stores is actually pretty much the thing to do!
In fact, using a playpen is a safety concern for most, especially if you have hardwood floors like I do in my house! It was someplace I could safely put my children when I had to go to the bathroom, or leave the room for a minute.
They helped create them, they can help raise them, with more than just a paycheck weekly!
It is important to spend childfree time with your spouse or partner. Your marriage is only as strong and stable as you make it!
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