7 Things New Moms May Not Know ...


As I've said, motherhood is rich and rewarding and truly blessed. As I've also said, I'm not yet a mother myself, but as I try to plan for it, I talk to a lot of friends who are new mothers, and I do a lot of research on it. What I've learned is that you really can't learn how to be a new mom – it just comes to you. No matter how much you prepare, there are things new moms may not know – and these are some of the most important ones.

1. Ensuing Insanity

Pretty much all the new moms I've talked to agree that, during the first year of the baby's life, insanity is pretty much par for the course. You will go crazy. If your baby starts sleeping more regularly sooner than that, then insanity will reign for a smaller amount of time, but one of the things new moms may not know is that it gets pretty bad – but it's completely normal. Your body is still alive with hormones, you aren't getting a lot of sleep, and your mind is constantly addled because you're worrying about your baby and about being the perfect mother. It happens, and it's okay.

It's Okay to Get Mad
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