In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for October at once.
I usually love reading, especially online articles and blog posts, because it keeps me informed about and connected to what's going on outside the walls of our house. Now that the majority of my time is spend inside our house taking care of an infant, that connection often feels like a breath of fresh air.
But, lately, I've been getting more and more annoyed by the things I'm reading, specifically the things related to motherhood and/or parenthood. The judgment. The cattiness. The inability of certain people to express their opinions without taking deliberate shots at one another.
(And don't get me started about the people who only want to tell you that "it gets worse" as you have more kids.)
It disheartens me that this has become the norm. I've actually scrapped entire drafts of blog posts about my personal experiences as a new mom -- both positive and negative -- because I was afraid of the type of response they'd get.
I've become more guarded in what I share because I'm finding that adjusting to life with a baby and navigating the ups-and-downs of parenthood is hard enough without also having to dodge the judgement, the cattiness, and the inability of certain people to express their opinions without taking deliberate shots.
But, enough is enough. I'm done hiding behind my fears.
It's time to get real with you.