A Memoir Of Motherhood(Pt 1):Tossing Out The Rules For Reality

Every parent has their bad days, maybe feeling like they fall short of the holy grail of parenthood and moral goodness. Rules may fly out the window on a whim during a moment of defeat and it’s easy to think we’ve failed. I want to speak to those parents, and anyone who is interested in knowing more about postpartum depression. I found during pregnancy, there were an abundance of articles, books, and resources with answers for new parents and the joys of parenthood.

About a month after my daughter was born I decided I would never trust a self-help book on parenting and threw the damn things away. The reality is, many new parents fight an uphill battle and are struggling to get through it. I’m not an expert and don’t have the answers, but am sharing how it was for me. Motherhood doesn’t come natural for every woman nor does every man embrace the duties of Fatherhood. It helps to try and heal from the past, make the most of the present, and find joy as we work toward a better future for our families.  

I hope my Memoir of Motherhood gives some insight into the challenges of new parenthood and the first and most important years of childhood as well as what life is like during postpartum depression. My intent is to reach out to people who are in similar situations and may be going through a tough time to let them know they are not alone.

Posts on A MOTHERHOOD MEMOIR have been temporarily removed, pending a completion of the full story in its entirety. A release date for this blogging series (and now book memoir), has not been set and is temporarily on hold in order to complete other works in progress. Thank you to readers who have followed this blogging series. I will re-post the entire story to the blog when it is completed.


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3 thoughts on “A Memoir Of Motherhood(Pt 1):Tossing Out The Rules For Reality

  1. It’s a brave decision–and I’m so glad you were able to find joy through the gloom! Parenting is difficult and the rewards are not often tangible–but it leaves a more valuable legacy than almost anything else when can do. Best wishes!

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  2. Thanks, Tracy 🙂 Yes, I agree – I think focusing on the positives helps.Realizing those challenging but precious moments nurturing a new life in those first few years won’t last forever is a bit sad, but also encouraging later as you see them develop their own personalities through play and progressing beautifully with milestones. My daughter has a way of slowing me down and reminding me about the small wonders in everyday life. These moments I wouldn’t trade for the world.

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