Dear Struggling Mom

Every once in awhile I receive an email from a struggling new mama who feels hopeless, and alone, and they ask for my advice. The thing is… I don’t have advice. For the most part, all I can offer is support, encouragement, and some tips that I learned from trial and error. Because the truth is…I am there with you! I struggled to!

The biggest mistake that we make as mothers is not supporting each other by being honest about our experiences.

We do each other an injustice when we pretend that we are perfect.

We fear talking about our struggles, because we don’t want to be judged. But, the truth is, we ALL feel that way at some point, and we SHOULD talk about it.

So, I’m going to talk about it….

I struggled, and I still struggle sometimes.

If you struggle, here is my letter to you…

Dear Struggling Mom,

I want you to know that I FEEL you!

Many of the struggle stories that I hear are part of my own story as a mother.

Just because I have a blog, post high quality photographs of Kaia being cute, and talk about how sweet life is on Instagram, doesn’t mean that I am perfect. Sure, our little family is happy a lot of the time, but that doe not mean that we are always happy. The truth about life is that it is bittersweet; and that means sometimes it has to be bitter. (And, nothing is “wrong” with bitter, it’s just part of being alive!)

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How Co-Sleeping/Bed Sharing Works (in our family)

Now that Kaia is 16 months old, and walking, and can entertain herself… I have a little more time to make videos (I said a little right? because I’m still chasing around a toddler!) This has been a video I’ve been wanting to make for a while. I wish there was more info out there on how to do things your way, when you don’t have this example in your real life.

Co-Sleeping/Bed Sharing is one of those things that you have to find what works for you. I’m not recommending anything… just showing how it works for us. With that said, in our society it can be hard to even know what co-sleeping looks like, or how it works, because we don’t know anyone who does it.

I made this short video to show what has worked for our family, and some safety tips. And so you can see what it looks like. I forgot to mention that mothers who don’t breastfeed are not recommended to sleep with their babies. This is a personal choice however.

We got our co-sleeper from www.simplymommyonline.com – We have the Organic Snuggle Me. We loved it. Also, check out our channel for the review of this product!

Thanks! Bless !
Sara