It’s no shock that being a parent is terrifying, raising a human to be a functioning part of society is a big task.
There’s no way to tell how you’re doing until it’s too late, which when you think about it is pretty nerve wracking! So many opinions and choices out there on pretty much every aspect involved with raising a little one it’s nearly impossible to know which is the best choice for your child.
How much technology should you introduce? Is it wrong to let them watch TV at a young age? Should you feed them only organic? What about a plant based diet? What kind of skin products to use? Will these cleaning products hurt them? What’s the best car seat? Are they getting enough nutrients? Do they feel loved enough? Am I spending enough quality time with them? Are they happy?
All things that have crossed my mind in regards to making choices for Ainsley and just raising her in general.
As her parent it’s my job to chose what’s best for her and make her the happiest I can and ensure she lives life to the fullest, on both a mental and physical scale.
As parents we want the best for our baby’s but how do we know what’s best?
Well, we don’t. No one does. Sorry to burst your bubble!
All we can do is try. We can do the best we can and give our little ones what we think they need and want to thrive in this world.
At the end of the day no two kids are the same and everyone’s way of raising their little one is going to be different.
There really is no “right vs. wrong” it’s just what works best for you and what you think is best for your child.
If your child is healthy and happy then you’re doing okay Mamma.
There will always be a new article, book, blog, or person telling you a different or “better” way to do something and there’s no harm in doing some research. Look into all avenues and make the decisions you think are best.
Don’t let people fear monger you into thinking a certain way. Stay true to your values and beliefs in life. What you think is important in child rearing may not be so to others.
It’s scary being a parent, especially in today’s society with everything going on.
My wish is for Ainsley to grow up in a healthy, positive environment, and be the happiest girl she can be. I want to teach her valuable life skills in order to grow up to be a strong, kind, and independent woman. I want the best for her now and for the future, but sometimes I’m not so confident that I’m doing my best to make that happen, it’s tough.
But as of today Ainsley is happy and healthy so I must be doing something right!
It’s normal to doubt your choices as a parent but like I said previously, we won’t know if it works until it’s too late. I’ve found it best to take what others say and look into it, do your own research, but when it comes down to it I always trust my Mamma Bear instinct!
Ben and I are new at the whole parenting thing. But with every decision we make for Ainsley we put thought and research into it. All we can do is our best and hope one day it was all good enough!