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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

will this matter in a year?

When pregnant and then when the baby arrives you feel all of this pressure to do everything the right way or else you will be labeled a bad mother and your child will be messed up for life.

I am here to tell you it's not all life or death situations out there in Mommy-World. You can sit back and relax a bit.

Such big decisions people usually worry about:
-canned or homemade baby food
-cloth or disposable diapers
-immunizations or none
-daycare or stay-at-home mom
-formula or breastmilk
-which type of car seat, swing, crib, etc.

When you are stuck, thinking you better make the good choice or else... ask yourself, "Will this matter in a year?" Is giving your child formula really going to screw her up for life? Is using cloth diapers or pumping really worth the hassle and time you put into them? Perhaps the answer is yes, that it's worth it. Perhaps the answer is no way, definitely not, it won't matter in a year.

Make it easier for yourself. Give up the pressure and expectations. Trust your gut. Listen to your partner and the doctors. Do what works for you.

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