This season, as a good enough parent, I’m turing my focus inward towards what the little ones need and wants. I’m finding rituals and activities that bring me joy and calm and we are looking forward to peaceful celebrations with friends and family.
As a new parent I am working out what this means for myself and my family. As a citizen I am working out what role I want to have in the future of our country. It can be hard to find a balance between parenting very needy children and staying politically engaged, but I feel strongly that I need to do both.
There is sometimes a loneliness that goes with motherhood. Until I became a mother I really didn’t understand this. I didn’t understand the shift that I would experience going from a coupled adult to a mother. Now I know. I am still surprised though at the moments when motherhood feels most lonely.
Since I’ve been in the thick of the postpartum period, I’ve been thinking a lot about what has made things easier for us. I want to share what I feel like has been our single best postpartum preparation step. I