When we first get pregnant, we have an ideal in our heads about the kind of mom we want to be. Maybe we want to be the kind of mom who breastfeeds exclusively for a year and makes only homemade, organic baby food. Or maybe co-sleeping is important, baby wearing.
However we plan to parent our kids, there’s no doubt something that happens that throws a wrench in all our plans. Maybe the milk won’t come or maybe you’re so exhausted that you need your baby to just sleep in their own bed, or maybe something happens that challenges everything you ever thought about motherhood.
One mom who was determined to a natural, healthy mom reveals the scary circumstances that made her happy to relax a bit and and stop obsessing over being ‘crunchy.’