Hi, everyone! Thanks for checking out my first blog post. These posts will typically cover tips and sleep insights to help you guide your little love to better night's rest.
But first, I have something that I’d like to talk about that I’m betting many of you can relate to…
Enough already with the mom shaming.
Every mom and family is different and we are all doing the best we can. Even though I know full well that opinions differ between moms, I believe in each mother’s right to choose what she believes is best for her child whether it’s with their sleep, diet, schooling, etc. I am not here to judge, but to offer you help IF you want it. There is so much information out there telling us what we should and should not do and it can become so overwhelming. It seems like no matter which path you take, someone is telling you that you’re wrong and that you’re going to ruin your child.
Personally, I think that it’s time we started supporting one another in simply believing that each of us is trying so hard to be the very best mothers that we can be. We love our children fiercely and want to protect them and give them the world. We shouldn’t expect everyone to have the same point of view that we do.
With that being said, I also firmly stand by the notion that you can’t pour from an empty cup. I believe that if your child is sleep-deprived (which means you are, too), that’s it’s really hard to be at your best. Of course, we knew that good sleep would be compromised when we welcomed our babies into the world. But that doesn’t mean that you should feel selfish if you find yourself longing for rest again as this is one of your body’s most basic needs. I know that there are plenty of moms out there who disagree with this idea. I can only go from my personal experience in saying that I definitely wasn’t able to be the wife, mother, or even woman I wanted to be when I was completely exhausted. And the bonus for helping my daughter learn how to sleep on her own was discovering that she was more alert and just generally more joyful all the time because she wasn’t tired every day.
Well-rested parents and children can make for a much happier home. I’ve seen it time and time again and heard so many success stories. If you disagree with my take on a child’s sleep, I promise I won’t try to convert you. Your choices are just as valid as mine. But if you’re looking for answers and advice from a fellow mom who really cares about your sleep and well-being, I’m here to help you. It’s time to support the idea that taking care of mom is essential to taking care of the family that you love so very much.