Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Parenting is hard. Everything you do is wrong. It's a nightmare.

Before my first baby was born, I had read as much as I could find about breastfeeding – so I when he failed to latch immediately, I assumed I must have inverted nipples. He was latching and nursing like a pro within 24 hours – so yeah… nipples were fine. I doubted my abilities to parent with every new challenge that came up – so I read every book on the subject. When I was exhausted, I thought maybe I should let them cry it out. Nope. That can’t be right. Maybe we should have a family bed. Better, but still not exactly right. I flipped between parenting theories so often it’s a miracle my kids aren’t completely screwed up. Maybe they are. My kids are grown. We are still figuring things out. My advice to new mothers would be to trust your gut. Don’t read anything. And for the love of God, don’t google anything.


  1. So true! (And I'm still scared that I'll screw up my boys!)

  2. I always figure that the parents who worry that they've done something wrong are the ones who are doing a good job. It's the ones who don't worry they've done something wrong that you have to worry about.

  3. Can you just imagine all the frantic Googling that goes on?


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