We’re different. In beautiful, what-makes-us-human ways. Our personalities are different, our faces, favorite foods, hobbies, and how we solve math problems are probably all different.
Say we have a complex math problem right here. You will approach the problem one way. I might approach it another way. We both come to the correct solution regardless of our different approaches.
The math problem is life,
the approach is how you – live / mom / parent / dress for – it
the solution (or end goal) is happiness and healthiness for us and our families
So please let’s not judge anyone for their approach. No one needs to defend themself for living and parenting the way that they do.
I write these posts just as much for me as for anyone. They’re like Journal entries where I provide resources or products or tips (like don’t bring white sweatpants to the hospital post-delivery) that I may forget about when I’m not in that place anymore. I choose to share the information because I’ve already done tons of research for the topic, why not save someone else the trouble of searching it and sharing what I’ve found.
That being said: when it comes to the internet, you can find numerous studies, blog posts, and articles to support any approach. I am posting what aligns best for me / my husband / kids / families / schedule / means / current place in life, and so on. If what works for you is different, that’s great!
I also reserve the right to change my mind. Life changes day to day and I have to adapt. Likewise, I only know what I have experienced thus far, so as I gain experiences, my way of living/parenting may change.
I try to be as inclusive as possible but I’m still learning. Please be gentle with me and do not take it as a slight if I forget to speak inclusively. I try to remember everyone and everything but there is probably laundry in the dryer from three days ago (I’ve got some mad mom-brain).
Let’s model kindness, compassion, and understanding for our kids.❤️ #bekind