Most of us choose to become mothers, as such we have a responsibility and duty to our children.After all, they certainly didn’t have a choice and they depend on us for survival and love.
This does not mean we have to suffer our children or be slaves to them.
We live in a free society and most mothers have a choice on how they wish to raise their children.
Ok, so, I’m a non-conformist.I do not bow down to so-called gurus who always know better and I can’t stand stereotypes.
There is no such thing as the perfect mother, why should there be? Is anybody perfect?!
My previous posts on motherhood have been all about choices and tolerance.
I didn’t choose to breastfeed.I was the first of my friends to be pregnant and had no preconceived ideas.
Yet, for whatever reason, as soon as I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, it seemed obvious to me.
Breastfeeding wasn’t easy, I was very weak after very difficult and life-threatening pregnancies.I was even advised to bottle-feed.I had mastitis several times,not fun!
Yet, I never felt I was a slave to my babies.I enjoyed the special bond I’ve got with them.
We are all different.I’m not criticizing anybody’s choices or circumstances but I will not stand a so-called feminist belittling mothers who do breastfeed and make purees for their children!
For the record I did not use re-usable nappies. So?!
Mostly, I listen to my instincts.
You are the one looking after your baby, you’re the one who knows your child best.Children like mothers are all different and react differently.
Let’s embrace our differences
As long as you’re not harming your children and doing your best does it really matter how you do it! I know I don’t need a book or some ill-thinking person to tell me how to look after my children.
I love my children immensely, they’re happy and well-balanced and that’s what really matters!