I've been thinking of having a Birth Talk meeting on this subject, so I was glad I stumbled on the video. Looking back, and now, watching new moms, there's so much I would have liked to have told myself 6 years ago when Maddie was a baby. Hind sight is 20/20, I guess.
Some of the insights I could have used, back in the day:
*Don't try to do things according to everyone else's version of perfect. If it works for your family, then go for it.
*You know those Supermoms? No, you don't. What happens in their house is pretty close to what's happening at your house. We all have bad days.
*Nothing lasts forever. Soon enough, you'll be able to get some sleep, eat a meal while it's still hot and not get pooped and puked on.
*There's nothing wrong with taking a fun day. Leave the house chores for a bit, snuggle on the couch and read fairy tales, watch a fun movie together, paint rocks...reality will still be there tomorrow.
*Ask for help, and accept it when it's offered. You'll pay it forward someday.