That sounds so simple but sometimes simple is all you need. I remember struggling and doubting and crying and wishing for someone to understand what I was going through.
It’s okay to feel alone, but remember that you aren’t.
It’s okay to feel this way, but remember it will pass.
It’s okay to get professional help. It’s okay to open up to your doctor, midwife or therapist if you are feeling bad.
It’s okay to have doubts and feel like a bad mama (you’re not).
It’s okay if you don’t bond right away.
It’s okay to fight with your partner (you will, a lot).
It’s okay to cry (you’ll do this even more).
It’s okay to give yourself a damn break and let things slide. For a long time. For like a year.
It’s okay to need a break. It’s okay to WANT a break.
It’s okay to worry. But you don’t need to all the time.
It’s okay to let others soothe your child.
It’s okay to not do everything yourself.
It’s okay if you don’t have all the best, newest, most awesome and expensive toys and clothes and gadgets. Really all your baby needs is some diapers, some clothes and your boobs. Oh and love. Lots of love.
It’s okay to be MORE than a mama. You NEED to be more than a mama.
It’s okay to spend a night away if you need or want to.
It’s okay to let your child learn to play independently.
It’s okay to be any kind of parent you want to be, ignore everyone else and do what works for you and your family.
Mama hood is hard people. Go easy on yourself and remember: It’s all going to be okay.
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