Making Your New Schedule: for new moms heading back to work

The thing about being a new mom is you still acutely remember what life was like before your baby was born. Like really remember it. What it was to sleep in, and not be awoken every 45-60 minutes though the night. {Side note: parents of newborns truly understand how sleep deprivation is a torture tactic.} You remember eating with both hands, and having a meal at the same time as your partner. Completing tasks is another thing you remember being able to do; one because you didn't have a little person to interrupt you, and two you didn't forget what you were doing while you were doing it.

Jen Mayer
What I've Learned, Two Years Into Motherhood

When Oliver was a baby, I would fret about getting out of the house quickly. I resisted slowing down, and allowing for the grace and buffer time babies and children need during daily transitions that veteran parents are quite aware of. So I was always rushing and trying to keep the same cadence I had pre-baby. A very large part of me didn't want having a baby to change me that much. I wanted the world to see, “Hey it's me! I’m the same old Jen, just now with a newborn in tow. I can do all the things I used to do!" But in reality, I had changed, and my life had changed A LOT, yet I needed to adjust and be okay with that. Of course all this change does take time.  

Jen Mayer
Hiring a Pediatrician

Hi there! We are back this week- focusing on some practical parenting tips after taking a week hiatus to march in DC. It was a thrilling experience to join in unity with women and men of all ages, to stand up for human rights. 

Jen Mayer