If you’ve ever felt you fell short of your own expectations as a mother, you are not alone. My journey from being a perfectionist parent to finding my true self, and allowing myself to be imperfect, is one I would like to share with first-time mothers.
Excitement about my first pregnancy was the beginning of a big change, which started with setting high standards around motherhood. Nine years later, I admit it was the worst decision I’ve ever made.
It may be clear to experienced mothers, but was certainly not clear for me, that the perfect routine, the clean house and the super-healthy menu were not the most important aspects of parenting.