Miscarriage and infertility struggles are not talked about. Women (and their partners) go through their grief and their frustrations relatively alone. But I’m changing that this time. I write to process and to heal and I think it’s important to talk and share. It’s important for parents to know they aren’t alone in their struggle- whatever that struggle may be. Know that you are not alone.
But, it’s not just a child’s physical well-being that benefits from home-cooked meals. When families eat together, there is a great opportunity for connection and conversation. These moments lead to a developed sense of belonging to a stronger performance in school and even helps to prevent things like depression or reckless behavior, such as drug use.
Every baby’s journey into the solids world is different and you have to find what works best for your family. And sometimes what you think will work, your baby will dictate something completely different. Parenting is full of choices and this one should be a fun exploration of figuring out what your baby can or won’t eat.
Mom guilt. The constant mental harassing. The incessant nagging in your brain telling you to do something you’re not. The relentless pressure to be better than you are. The push to do more. You’re here but you want to be there. “You’re not doing enough,” your conscience says, but in reality, you’re hanging on by a thread.