It’s amazing the expectations we as mothers, and society in general, put on this thing called motherhood. With all the happy photos of mothers glowing at a belly that’s finally starting to show, the ideals of the working mother who “has it all”, and the crafty super-mothers who have figured out how to keep the house perfectly clean despite triplet toddlers, a moody teen, and a husband who’s gone all week while she’s successfully running an organic mini-farm which has its own top ranked YouTube channel (ok, that last one’s a bit of an exaggeration), we all have these images in our head of the kind of mom we will be.

How many of us honestly thought our husband would have a great nine-to-five job, that the children would be perfectly spaced, you would have time for a couple projects that kept you happy and active, and that you’d be able to keep the house tidy while making dinners from scratch and greet your husband at the door with a cup of coffee and a kiss, saying “Dinner will be ready in fifteen minutes.”

Not much room for reality in there, huh?

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You’re not alone.

 

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Rose D’Andrea

As a survivor of hyperemesis gravidarum, mom to a NICU Graduate, and a breastfeeding mother who had to overcome a couple challenges, she knows what it feels like to have motherhood thrown off script. She looks forward to sharing with you her tips, suggestions, and links to research and articles that just may help make this motherhood thing a little easier.

Rose also blogs at: https://rosedandrea.wordpress.com/

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