Yet another post about my personal rollercoaster ride into new motherhood! Have you been waiting with bated breath? Don’t answer that.
Like most women expecting their first child, I read the books about what to expect. I knew to expect sleep deprivation, baby blues, and that I would still look pregnant for a few days after popping out my little human. (My husband risked a punch in the throat when he made a comment about that the day after I GAVE HIM A SON.) I also knew to expect loads of good stuff. Continue reading
I have had numerous jobs in my life, each of which came with its own challenges: long hours on my feet, late nights, ridiculous uniforms, narky customers, boredom. Before I started maternity leave, my career as a teacher challenged me on a daily basis as I tried to guide my students through a hefty curriculum whilst contending with a broad range of learning needs, behavioural concerns, and parental expectations. I have to say, though…nothing has ever challenged me so much as being a rookie mom.
This post isn’t going to be about all the stuff that I have found difficult, though. Instead, I want to share some of the things that have helped make my new job easier/helped me maintain an iota of sanity, in hopes that they might help out another new mama or two. Continue reading
Ah, sleep. Such a contentious topic in mommy circles. At the risk of jinxing things, I have to say that we have been very fortunate in the sleep department as far as my son goes. A few blips and regressions from time to time, but overall our little man likes his rest. That’s all I’ll say on the topic of baby sleep because I know not all new moms are as lucky and they may hunt me down and maim me out of sleep-deprived envy.
That’s not to say I’m not sleep-deprived, though. Continue reading