When I first started this blog and become a mother, I vowed that I would NEVER touch on this subject, because well, I've seen many of my blogger friends receive nasty comments, hate mail and some pretty serious threats for sharing their opinion. To say the topic of breastfeeding is controversial is a HUGE understatement.
I love this age. My daughter turns three in just under a month and I have to say this is my favourite age yet. Even though it is heart breaking that my baby girl, is no longer a baby girl, watching her to grow into the spunky, kind-hearted, funny girl that she is, makes my heart do things I didn't know were possible. It's also makes me think... a lot. Specifically about who I am as a parent and what I want to teach this young impressionable little girl. It's no longer about skin-to-skin and feeding schedules. It's about supporting her in becoming a caring, kind-hearted, successful and ambitious human being.
Growing up, I was VERY protective of my sibings. No one messed with them, except for me that is.
From bullying on the playground all the way down to getting in trouble from our parents, I was their advocate. Always.... So you can imagine when my sister gave birth to her sweet daughter Parker, this past December, my big sister instincts were in full force.
I'm not going to lie, I kind of smirked, as parents tend to do when their child utters their first profanity.
"What did she just say?" he asked, as we stared at each other in shock.
Well, there was no time to dissect, because she looked at him and said it again. This time with just a little more emphasis on the "SHUT.UP"
Like I said in a previous post, I'm not just a stepmom, and neither are you.
The best part is, keeping that at the forefront of your mind by doing things FOR YOU and continuing to evolve ... in turn, fills your cup and makes YOU a better person
Last week my hairdresser and I had a brief conversation about motherhood, and the notion of having it all together.We both agreed, somedays we feel like we've totally rocked this whole motherhood gig and other days, well, not so much.