5 New Mom Things I Swore I’d Never Do, But Do Anyway

When I found out I was pregnant, I started a mental list of the things I saw other people do, or that I just assumed new moms did, that I was never going to do. From the seemingly insignificant to the slightly controversial, I had decided that I was never going to let myself slip.

Until our son came, that is. Then I realized that sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself a break.

Here are the top five things I swore I’d never do as a new mom, but that I do anyway…

  • I'll Make My Own Baby Food Instead of Buying It

    I Won't Give Him Store-bought Baby Food

    I had every intention of making all our baby’s food from scratch. But as a work from home and stay at home mom, this was one of the things that I quickly gave myself some slack in. And with the availability of great quality organic options and the approval of our pediatrician, we’ve jumped into the world of store-bought and haven’t looked back.

  • I Won't Let Blue Overrun His Things Just Because He's a Boy

    I Won't Let Blue Overrun His Things Just Because He's a Boy

    I tried, really I did. And when it comes to his wardrobe, we’ve got a pretty varied spectrum of colors. But blankets, toys, pacifiers, and baby accessories seem to only come in blues or pinks. Oh well.

  • I Won't Give Unsolicited Mom Advice To My Friends

    I Won't Give Unsolicited Mom Advice to My Friends

    It’s like I a faucet I can’t shut off. When I hear a friend is pregnant or talking about babies, I can’t stop myself from interjecting my opinions. It’s virtually impossible. I’m working on it, really I am. And hopefully I’m coming off as helpful and not too pushy.

  • I Won't Blast My Social Media Channels with Baby Photos

    I Won't Blast My Social Media Channels with Baby Photos

    HA! This lasted all of 10 seconds. My instragram (@beckarobinson) is a virtual baby album. I can’t help it. He’s just so tweetable. My twitter and facebook feeds are full of photos, jokes, anecdotes, and so on about our son or being a mom, or complaining that the garbage truck woke him up from his nap… AGAIN.

  • I Will Not Let Baby Stuff Take Over Our House

    I Will NOT Let Baby Stuff Take Over Our House

    Oh man. I was dedicated to this cause. Until our son became more mobile and more easily bored. Now there’s a playpen, toys everywhere, a swing, and a jumping gym all in our living room. Sometimes convenience wins over style, especially if it means a happy baby.

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