I can’t even say that I know what a blue corn moon is. But I have heard a baby cry to a full moon, waning moon, and a new moon.
You know what else I didn’t know? How hard being a mom is, and how much I didn’t know going into this gig. Believe it or not, the things that I thought would be difficult (sleeping, adjusting schedules, diapers..), really haven’t been that hard. They have been adjustments for sure, but I always knew that when a baby came, those things would have to come as well. The things that have been the hardest are the things no one warned me about. The situations and issues that women don’t talk about. I don’t know if it’s because we don’t want to admit to these things, or we are in just complete denial, but let me tell you, they are very real.
Because of this, and having to find out about these things the hard way, I’ve decided that I am going to share (what little experience I have) with you. Every week I am going to share one of the hardest and most surprising lessons I have learned since being a mom. It’s going to be a series called to mom or not to mom. I’m not sure how long it will be, because honestly it could probably go on forever. I know that I am not the only one struggling with these things, and I’d rather talk about them and be able to offer encouragement to even just one other person, than act like and try to convince myself that I have it all together.
I know there are women (and men) with much more experience out there, and I’d love to hear from you. Share some of the hardest and best lessons you’ve learned. Seriously, let’s open up communication about these things.