On a Saturday, everyone can sod off. Saturday is my day. As a mother and a wife in full-time employment little else is my own. I share my bath, my pecan butter smothered rice cakes and my sanity.
Insecurity doesn’t make you a mess. It makes you human. It can also make you one insufferable mom bitch friend from hell.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! These are the top five pieces of advice I received (and followed) at the start of my parenting journey only to be criticized when I followed through with them!
I’ve been unapologetically damn confident about this parenting thing right from the start. Thirty eight years of anticipational anxiety taught me that I don’t cope very well with surprises, pressure and making prompt decisions that don’t involve scouring the internet and consulting the said powers of the parenting universe beforehand. So, in that vein, I made sure I did everything possible to prepare for my new role as a mother.
As you tread into new child rearing waters, here are five simple steps you can take to reduce background noise from social media channels and eliminate their disruption to your first few days of parental bliss.