Archive for April 2014
Dearest new mama,
You are incredible! Bringing a little one into the world is no easy task, as I am sure you are well aware. When I look back on when my guys were little wee ones I remember the joy as well as the fear I felt. Wanting to make sure I did things right by them. Worrying that I would mess up. All moms feel that at one point or another.
And while it is important that we do our best, doing our best as a new mom does NOT mean being perfect. You are human. You are allowed to make mistakes. You will make mistakes. Accept it now and know that making mistakes is part of being a parent. It is part of being human. It is part of life!
What is important is what we learn from it. But even more so what our babies who become children who become responsible adults learn from it. THat’s right, we learn from our mistakes and so do our babies. They learn that the it is not the end of the world when they mess-up. They learn that they can recover, they will be alright, they can make it right. Yes, all that from your mistake and how you handle it afterward.
So you see your task as a new mother, is not to be perfect, but to be human. Handling any mishaps with the caring heart that you have. It is your intention that matters after all.
There may be times that you feel fed-up, overwhelmed or just plain tired. Your judgement may be compromised and you end up doing things differently than you thought you would. It is tempting at these times to spiral into self-doubt or self judgement. But that won’t help your situation. One of the best things you can do is give your self permission to make mistakes. It does not make you a failure. You are a new mom, you are learning on the job, there is no manual.
Trust your Self.
Being a first-time mama is an amazing experience. The New Mama Welcome Pack blog hop is a celebration of this life changing event! Follow the links to discover more unmissable advice, stories and essential tips. And if you’re a new mama who wants to rock motherhood without guilt, overwhelm or losing yourself, check out the New Mama Welcome Pack here.
New Mama Welcome Pack / Lotte Lane / Dreaming Aloud / Zhendria / Birthing in Conscious Choice / Natalie Garay / Eli Trier / Knecht Ruprecht / Lise Meijer / Naomi Goodlet / A Lifestyle By Design / Story of Mum / Like a Bird / Holistic Mama / Birth Geek / Joyful Parenting / StrollerPacking / My Healthy Beginning / Mums and More / Kate Beddow – Growing Spirits / http://ellenightingale.com”>Ellen Nightingale / Stacie Whitney / MaternityLeavers / Photography for Busy Parents / Close Enough To Kiss / Atelier Susana Tavares / OffbeatFamily / Katie m. Berggren ~ Painting Motherhood / http://www.winshipwellness.com/blog.html”>Winship Wellness Blog / Liberate From Weight / JessicaCary / Art + Craft / RaisingPlayful Tots / Peaceful Mothering / Play Activities / Lauren Nenna / Nurture You / The Adventure Mama / Be Wise Be Healthy / b.a.d.momGoodmom / Doula in Your Pocket / Making Mom Strong / Adrienn Csoknyay / Joyful Parents / AlisonHummel / Simple Solutions for Photos / Lynne Newman / EuphoricBirth / Mumpreneur Mentor / AWalk in the Clouds / Parenting on the Fence / MiaMily