A few months after the bichin was born someone gave me a (Dutch) book called “This is the book for parents with a life” (Dit is het boek voor ouders met een leven) which in a brutally honest and direct way describes how radically your life is going to change. Boy, I wished I had read this before becoming a mom!
Dear you with all your experience,
Yes, this is my first child so everything is new for me and I don´t have any experience. Yes, even after 11 months I am still new to this motherhood thingy and indeed the job description of this gig is not easy. Yes, I am the first of my closest friends who became a mother so I haven´t had much best practice sharing with a glass of wine yet. But does that mean I don´t know what I am doing? Well, probably it does, because honestly I just do something and as long as it feels good I am happy. But what it definitely doesn´t mean is that you know how I should raise my kid just because you have “experience”.