I am a first-time mom, and it’s been a year that I have given birth to my wonderful son. Through time and experience, I have realized some mind-blowing hacks that could make the life of a new and young mom manageable and might be of help to get you through the first weeks of your life as a mom.
ADVICE FOR A NEW MOM
(1) Accept ignorance.
As a first-time mom, you will be testing waters most of the days, and you will do things that you’re not even sure about. And that’s completely okay. If you accept your ignorance about certain things, it will be easier for you to learn and explore things. Moreover, it will help you set the right expectation for yourself as a new mom. Having realistic expectations will save you from disappointment and guilt. Embrace your imperfection and changes in your life.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
(2) Ask for help
I have written very thoroughly about asking for help in my book. I have said it many times to my friends as well as in my podcast. I will repeat myself a million times if I could to show the importance of asking for help, especially for the first few weeks of your life as a mom. Transitioning to the most important role globally, being a mom, can be so overwhelming and tricky. Having some help or guidance can smoothen the transition process and make you recover faster from giving birth. So, don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s not going to make you less of a mother. I swear.
(3) Enjoy your motherhood journey- have a blast!
Being responsible for another life is no joke. But, it could give us much pressure and fill up our calendar with errands that could make our life stuck on repeat. So please make the most out of it; enjoy your new role, laugh at every silly mistake and celebrate small victories. Then, when you have a blast, your family will have one too!
(4) Practice Co-parenting
If you have a husband or a life partner, let him do his fair share of parenting whether he goes to the office or not. Both of you should set your time and talk about your responsibilities in taking care of your little one to prevent burnout. Be a team and enjoy your new life together as parents. Like what I’ve mentioned in my book, we are not created to face motherhood alone.
(5) Focus on you and your family
There will be many suggestions and unsolicited advice that will come in your way as a new mom. Some of them will be useful, but most of them will shake your world and make you more confused. So trust yourself and focus on what’s best for you and your family. You got it momshie! You know your baby more than anybody in this world.