I don’t know about you, but this has been the most daunting job of my life.
Please take comfort in the fact that no one knows what they are doing – even though it may appear otherwise.
I spent the first year and change of motherhood convinced everyone else had it sorted out, while I struggled to do anything right. I doubted nearly all the choices I made, and thought everyone was doing a better job than I. Like it was a contest.
And now, just a mere three years in I still catch myself in that same pattern. I look to others for the answer : on sleep schedules, feeding options, toy / book recommendations, potty training tactics, on and on it can go. And it is valuable to gather ideas + suggestions – but deep down all I need is within.
In this incredible task of nurturing and nourishing life outside of us, we must remember to do the same for the life within us, so we can hear our deep wisdom within. This has been a huge learning curve for me, but when I’m connected to myself I trust myself more. So I do my best to claim and honor little pockets of time for me.
In those moments I realize I’m doing the best job I could possibly do, as I know that’s just how you are doing too.
P.S. If you are in the Lancaster, PA area I’d love to have you for this 4 week yoga series I am hosting. It will be a container to connect : to yourself, your babe, and a community of honest women going through it all alongside you.
There are a few more spots available, message me : Leahannefox@gmail.com if you’d like to gather with us.