When I found out that I was pregnant back in 2007, I wasn’t online like I am now. I was the first of all my friends to have a baby so I didn’t really have a network of veteran moms close to my age to talk to and compare notes to. I bought a ton of books to read through but it just wasn’t the same as having a good group of mom friends to chat about the worries of pregnancy and caring for a newborn!
Well, of course I got through my pregnancy and that first hectic year with Hayden as a newborn. When Hayden was around two, I started reading more mom blogs and realized that I wanted to start one too. I loved the idea of a place where I could share my experience as a Mom. Almost 4 years later, I love every time that I get a comment or an email from another Mom asking a question or needing advice about a parenting situation I have been written about.
When I found out I was pregnant in 2012, I thought that I was a pro! Hayden was almost 5 years old and I imagined that much hadn’t changed since he was a baby. Well, life laughed at me and gave us twins! Talk about being unprepared! Again, I read a lot of books but luckily I had this blog and friends online and off to reach out to about twin pregnancies and the
challenges fun of raising twins.
Finally, a lot of my friends are starting to have babies and I’m always asked for advice. Besides the obvious about sleeping when the babies sleep and don’t be afraid to ask for help, I always tell Moms to trust their instincts. There have been many times that others have dismissed feelings I’ve had about something going on with my kids but there’s a reason they call it a Mother’s Instinct. Trust your gut and don’t be afraid to stick up for your child!
Almost every day it seems I come across a new question or challenge as part of being a parent. That’s why I’m excited that Playtex Baby put together a virtual network of parenting experts so moms and dads can find common parenting ground and support each other through sharing stories, tips, product reviews, insights and unique experiences of parenthood. I am excited and honored to be a part of the 2014 Playtex Baby Mom Trust Panel. I can’t wait to share more about my experiences as a Mom of 3!
What’s a piece of advice that you always give to new Moms?