Let me kick this post off by telling you what it’s not.
It’s not a lecture. It’s not a judgement. It’s not a criticism.
And it’s certainly not an attack on anyone – that’s a message to the headline writers at other sites who like to pit women against each other every time we express ourselves.
This isn’t even an opinion. It’s just information I’m going to share with you about my experience. You may or may not find it helpful.
So put your fists down, I’m not here to fight.
I first became a parent 19 years ago and like anyone embarking on motherhood, it’s the steepest learning curve I’ve ever climbed. I’m still on it.
Today, my kids are 19, 10 and 8 and I have learned so, so, so many things.
Most of them have been through trial and error, but I’ve always gravitated towards reading about the experiences of people who are further down the parenting road than me.
It’s why I wanted to read about pregnancy before I had a baby, about birth when I was pregnant, about having two kids when I had one, toddlers when I had a baby and so on and so on. Chicks LIKE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE and we learn that most by hearing from other women who have already been there. No judgement. Just sharing.
This Glorious Mess is the podcast where all aspects of parenting are discussed. Post continues…
One of the most difficult, frustrating things about having kids in 1997, so long before my friends and peers and so long before the Internet was the lack of information about what my future might look like.