Becoming A Master Parent – My Post at The Mom Season

You know what I’m really good at? Mothering a newborn.

You know what I’m not at all good at? Mothering a 6-year-old.

This is because I have mothered three newborns and only one 6-year-old (and I’ve only been doing that for a few months).

When my first child, Katherine, was born, I wasn’t great at taking care of her. I was unsure and clumsy. I was awkward as I tried to hold and feed her. I meticulously researched every option for every decision and then still second-guessed myself. I didn’t know what to do with her all day…after feeding, bathing, and changing, it was only mid-morning, and the day loomed ahead of us, teeming with question marks.

Read the rest of Becoming A Master Parent at The Mom Season, Dani Byham’s blog.

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  • Karla Curry

    This is so true! I think that’s partly why I’m loving Adeline right now… but finding the big kids challenging. Gwen and Josiah are totally different. I’ve heard boys are easier than girls and I’m waiting for that to happen! Even though I’ve done three years old before, it’s a totally different three years old. *sigh* This is one of the ways I keep things in perspective… I think of my sister-in-law who manages to mother six boys, but realize that her oldest (in his teen years) must be throwing new challenges at her all the time.

    • Nichole

      Boys are not easier than girls in my experience. Apparently, they are when they’re older. But Elijah by far has been my biggest challenge since day -256 days.