"Groundbreaking" Advice for Moms: Talk About It
Hey hot mamas! Unlike the president's reflection on his gig in the white house ("I thought it would be easy!") many of you know you're in for a rocky ride. A new baby is just that—new. That means adjusting habits and schedules that may have worked in the past so they can now accomodate your screaming bundle of joy. You got this.
WSJ recently published an article title, "Don't Hate Your Husband," or as we would like to rename it, "Be Kind to Your Partner and Enable Their Ego a Little Bit."
If you look past the author's premise (where she launches a full-fledged journalistic investigation into why her marriage felt icky) there's some good nuggets of wisdom in here. For example, asking your partner about division of labor before your Stork Bundle drops is probably a good idea. As is "just do it," the Nike approach to banging.
We're a little iffy about the advice that states: "let your partner do things wrong."
If Tom bathed the baby, I’d hover over him, pointing out that he was holding her the wrong way. If he struggled with putting her onesie on, I’d roll my eyes...The result is a self-reinforcing loop: As she criticizes or takes over (“just give me the baby”), he grows more uncertain of his abilities. Fathers should be encouraged to spend time alone with their infants without maternal meddling. If the baby’s onesie snaps don’t align perfectly when he dresses her, who cares?
If you can do it, they can do it. But maybe trade in that eye roll for a calm conversation about why dressing the baby matters.
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Moms, cmon now! It's time to get that ((305)), babe.
We all deserve some time for self-care. Remember (!!) exercise produces endorphins. And endorphins make you happy. And happy people don’t kill their partners in their sleep. Hi!
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