About Blunders in Babyland

You don’t have to be a perfect mom to be the perfect mom. 

Take a moment to envision the perfect mom.

For me, it’s the van-driving soccer mom. You know the type. Mom jeans, white tennis shoes, big hair. They’re the type of mom that makes a mean heart-shaped PB & J, keeps the house impeccable, and still manages to drive Britney AND her friends to every dance recital. It seems like every fiber of her being is dedicated to #moming.

I’m not a van-driving soccer mom. Aaand whatever your version of the perfect mom is, I’m guessing that you’re not her either.

When I accomplished my “goal” of getting pregnant before 28, I thought that, like the rest of my life, my journey through babyland would be perfect.

Babies eat perfectionists for breakfast (and spit them up).

As you can imagine, it wasn’t long before my perfect motherhood plan was destroyed. I decided to have a beautiful, natural birth. My daughter was breech.  So I planned a C-section. My daughter flipped. I prepared for a relaxing, med-free birth. 27 hours and a spinal-anesthesia cocktail later, my sunny side up baby was delivered. These little “baby blunders” continued even after she was born. Tongue tie, sleep troubles, teething, breastfeeding woes…it seems like a baby’s sole purpose is to wreck havoc on whatever plans we make for them.

Your story might be different than mine, but I bet it’s similar.

There’s a valuable lesson all of these baby blunders taught me. A lesson that I  hope you’ll learn soon too. We can strive for perfection in our journey through motherhood, but perfection just isn’t attainable. And that’s okay.

 

You don’t have to be a perfect mom to be the perfect mom. 

 

Every mom deals with baby blunders. This blog is here give you practical and creative advice to help you overcome yours. Perfection may not be possible with motherhood, but we can strive to become better mothers together.

 

Are you a new or expecting mom? 

Not surprisingly, a new mom’s first baby blunder is sleep. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but newborns and sleep don’t mix well…unless you’re prepared. If you want to get a head start on creating healthy sleep habits for your baby (and thereby ensuring MORE sleep for you!), grab your Baby Sleep Schedule Printables Bundle now. I give you everything you need to plan, implement, and maintain healthy sleep habits.

 

If you’re just getting started, here are a few of the topics moms just like you are finding answers to every day:

Why Your Baby Won’t Sleep: 7 Surprising Things that Kill a Baby’s Sleep

How to Increase Your Milk Supply FAST: 8 Tips That Saved My Supply

How to Have Amazing Sleep with a Breastfed Baby

8 Sneaky Tips to Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy

 

Let’s walk through babyland together, Mama. You’ll never be a perfect mom, but together maybe we can be in the only way we need to be.

 

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Phillipians 1:6

 

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