Do you want to get emotionally pushed around at every slant eye in-law stranger online meanie comment that gets thrown your way the first year? Of course, you don't!
Want to be a strong, confident, believe-in-yourself mom who puts happiness before perfect-in-everyone-else's eyes? Why, yes ma'am, I believe you do. I did, too. I just didn't know it in the beginning.
When I was preparing to give birth to my baby a couple of years ago, I did lots of research on the kind of things I needed to do and wanted to do to give my little one the best start. I'm a big believer in the tenants of attachment parenting, and I studied up on all of them! However, I wish I had learned more about the importance of building my confidence as a new mom so that I could feel stronger about my choices in the face of questioning in-laws and the plain old weariness of sleep deprivation.
I've learned a few things since those first months, namely how important it is and how to be a more confident mother. Confidence is key on the road to happiness, I've learned, as well. So in my quest to be a happy mom, I've worked on being a confident mom.