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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