makar [ˈmækər]
n (Literature / Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]

Sunday, March 13, 2016

This is something I wrote recently for a new mother. I thought I'd share it here too:


Notes on Motherhood

1. Embrace imperfection


2. Pace yourself; it is a marathon! 


3. Be wary of blogs written by women who home-school their 5 children, grow their own food, keep goats, sew all their clothes & own a spinning wheel... They will make you feel woefully inadequate. 


4. Read Rachel Powers' Motherhood & Creativity. It saved my sanity - I have read it many times!


5. The longer you spend cooking something, the more likely they are to hate it. Fact.


6. Sleeping "through the night" starts happening between age 2 to 3 - be sceptical of anyone who claims otherwise. 


7. Breastfeeding takes a bit of practice, but it is a beautiful thing and it gets easier. 


8. You will feel like someone transformed after you have a baby, but every now & again, you'll catch a glimpse of the person you used to be.  This change is a good thing! Accept & nourish it.


9. Be kind to yourself & enjoy the ride. The days are long, but the years are short. 


10. Everyone will give you advice, especially total strangers. Take what is helpful & constructive; discard the rest.
 
Motherhood is the hardest, but the best thing, I have ever, ever done...



2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful list.

    '3. Be wary of blogs written by women who home-school their 5 children, grow their own food, keep goats, sew all their clothes & own a spinning wheel... They will make you feel woefully inadequate. '

    Oof. Makes me feel like poo every time.

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    1. Ha! It was a kind of self-torture for a while that I've (mostly) weaned myself off. X

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