You're a Good Parent...If you dont already know this!
I am here to remind you that you are a good parent. And you know how I know this...well because you are reading this. Meaning at one point you purchased something from me for your little one and you are interested in buying more. Do bad parents really buy their kids clothes (I’m sitting on my couch shaking my head ‘no’). So the next time you think you are being a bad parent, remember to breathe, relax and say ‘I'm not a bad parent’.
I feel like every parent goes through those days where they are just like “who told me it was a good idea to have kids”. Or they have severe F.O.M.O. [That stands for Fear of Missing Out] when they see their friends out living their best lives or traveling...and you are stuck with a fussy toddler, or a teething infant, and your boobs are so swollen from cluster feeding and all you want to do is put on a regular bra and eat your feelings. You are still not a bad parent. You know how many times I had to leave my kids in their cribs SCREAMING my name because I needed a break. Just. One. Minute. Of sanity for myself. I remember when Bexley was younger and she would be in THE WORST of moods...I would put her in her crib, go to the basement and cry by the washing machine while eating cake. Then I would dry my eyes and go back to my baby girl and keep reminding myself ‘I'm not a bad Mommy’.
Parenting is hard. Like really hard. It is not easy, and it doesn’t help that everything we do, someone is right there ready with their unsolicited advice on how we’re doing it wrong and how perfect their children are. SHUT UP BECKY! [If you are reading this and your name is Becky...this isn’t about you personally. I was going to say Cheryl but that is my mother in laws name, and I cant use Susan cause that is my aunts name...so Becky it was] My advice to you moms and dads is simple. Do what works for you. Breast feed, bottle feed just feed the kid. Baby led weaning, Gerber jars… I don't care. Give the baby rice cereal at 4 months, 6 months or not at all because it is empty calories...LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE. Why, because at the end of the day THAT IS YOUR CHILD...not mine. You know what is best for your child, you know what is best for your family, you know what is best for your mental. Don't let anyone tell you different. You are doing a great job...keep it up. And if anyone tries to give you shit...Tell them to catch me outside...how bout dat?!
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