Posts Tagged ‘Mothers’
Celebrate Good Enough Mothering!
Celebrate Mother’s Day!
In Part Five of my Infant Sleep Series, I revisit Dr. Sears’ bed-sharing and attachment parenting books as I am today, the mother of a 17-year-old son and a trained and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor. I first read about Dr. Sears philosophies as a new mother learning how to breast-feed and learning how to parent, so long ago.
Did you know that women are twice as likely to suffer a mood disorder than men, and this risk of depression begins at puberty? Women’s moods are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Are you at risk?
Welcome to my blog, Musings about Moms,Marriage, and Mental Health! As a result of my own life experiences,I hope to reach out to people transitioning to parenthood feel that there are many safe and valid ways to parent. Becoming a mother was at ime of great maturation for me; a time of extreme emotionality,postpartum depression, loneliness and joy mixed together. With great pain came fertile ground for long-term personal growth, and this can be the case for others as well.
It is the best kept secret ever, and it is right in front of my nose! I was thirty-six years old when Will was born, and I had never even changed a diaper! I did not know that having a baby would cause a seismic shift in my core self-identity and feelings of self-worth.I did not truly understand what type of pressure it would put on my husband as he turned into the sole breadwinner. I didn’t fully grasphow vulnerable a woman becomes after having a baby. From personal experience, I finally understood the true personal price (and joys)of motherhood, how small the safety net is in America, and how devalued are both mothering and parenting.