Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Maternal Instinct

For the most part I pretty much agree with what Molly's saying here. 
While some advice and tips in regards to parenting can be  helpful every now and again, a lot of time is has to do with that weird game of who's a "better" parent. Based on who's kid eats what, who's breast feeding & who's not, who's house is clean, who's routine is sealed, who's allowed too much Tv, who's spanking and who's not. When really, it all comes down to what works in your particular household. The reason why I almost never give new mothers much advice, except to follow their instincts. Because like everything in life, it's usually your best bet. Simple as that. 

"When it comes to being a mother, don't listen to anyone. Absolutely no one. Ignore all of it: the breastfeeding tips, the sleep-training dogma, the attachment parenting books, the wooden toys credo, food allergies
hysteria, EVERYTHING. Being a mom is about developing your own style, just like anything else. Your kid is going to be complicated and tormented and amazing just like every other human being that walks this earth no matter what, so trust your instincts and drown out the noise. The only person who knows what your child needs is you."


  1. It's so true. I'm the same, I never give advice except to say "you can do it" and "you'll get through it". I like to offer more support than advice. Lovely post. xo

  2. Thank you for this! I hate how parenting is such a competition. Sometimes it's so hard to remember to ignore all the advice and opinions out there. In the end we're all doing the best we can, and trying not to screw our darlings up too much!

  3. Couldn't agree more! Support is what new moms need the most, love and support, not judgement.

  4. I just had this baby two weeks ago. And I totally needed this. xxo, Naurnie.

    1. GOOD, Naurnie. Remember it too. Times get tough and people (and the internet) can so easily make you doubt yourself and your motherly nature. You're a smart girl. And you know this best when it comes to that baby and what works in your household.