This is just a note. And I can hardly call myself an expert only after having one baby.
So this is a disclaimer I'am no expert mommy. I have only been priviliged to call myself one for 17 crazy topsy turvy months.
But this entry is going to be for my friends who are expecting their own little bundle of joys soon. Just a tip. Yummy Mummy's and Alpha Moms are myths created to make us mere mortals feel that we are not up to the standard
I think the best moms are the well rounded ones. I dont buy any mainstream cultural idea of what a mom is suppose to be like, I do what feels right to me, what makes my family and I happy and content, and what keeps me from going over the edge.
I could not imagine always putting myself first, and my families needs second. On the other hand, the thought of putting myself at the bottom of the list to make room for being a super mom doesn't make sense to me either.
So go ahead make those mistakes, worry about every single bump red dot and mosquito bite, make the difficult decision of choosing to stay at home or work, get peed pooped and vomited on, cry whenever the doctor inserts a needle for your baby's monthly jabs, cry again whenever it gets difficult to soothe a cranky baby, bang your head against the wall when you feel too tired to stand after all you are only human just like your mom
Mistakes are the best way to learn and that little bundle of joy on the way will be the best teacher you will ever have.