How to get through the early year trenches without losing your sanity?
Before you got pregnant, you imagined your pregnancy to go something like this: you on cloud nine for 9 months. But then you first realized you were pregnant, and the absolute burst of happiness subsided, a feeling of utter dread and fear took its place. Hold on, this wasn’t meant to happen. All the books and websites tell a different story of unbridled happiness.
I’m talking from experience
Having been in the early year trenches since forever with three children (in quick succession-don’t do that if you want to keep your sanity), I know the real value of having a friend who knows what it feels like. A person who understands you want to bang your head against the wall out of utter frustration, not just once, but a million times a day. And that person also knows you absolutely love your kids but still wonder daily where (the pre-kids) you went.
Someone who has been through it all.
Someone who has handy tips and tricks that you can quickly implement.
Someone who isn’t a child psychologist sprouting theory, but someone who has lived through it all.
Someone who listens without judging.
Worry kicked joy to the curb
When I got pregnant for the first time, I was really excited until doubts and even angst started kicking in. I found it hard to articulate my worries to my friends and family. I felt they wouldn’t understand. I was living abroad, far away from my family, and reality seemed very different than how I imagined this stage of my life.
I struggled on and came out on the other side after a mind shift. But then I gave birth and being a new mom came with a whole new set of worries. Luckily, I met some great mom friends who were there for me, when I really needed them. And I realized I wasn’t the only one with these mixed feelings.
I have set up Bumpsnbeyond.com to give mums to be and new moms a helping hand.
Because I feel that having a non-judge friend who understands your overthinking, will allow you to relax and enjoy your children.
I have set up Bumpsnbeyond.com to give moms to be and new moms a helping hand. I know what it’s like to overthink every move, and only now do I know what things matter when it comes to raising independent minds.
Because I feel that having a non-judgy friend who understands your overthinking, will allow you to relax and enjoy your children. Because I believe you want to raise caring, confident, and resilient children, but you’re not always sure what advice to follow. There is so much out there!
So what does bumpsbeyond.com do? We share stories from the trenches, advice, product reviews and hopefully make you laugh along the way.
So what do we write about?
Have a look at our most popular posts:
- Pregnant and anxious?
- Are you a new mom with no friends?
- 8 easy ways to foster reading habits in your baby
No nonsense product reviews
Also, in all the years of pregnancies, giving birth, and raising children, we have bought many baby-related products, some good, some not so. With our wealth of experience, we know what works and what doesn’t. I know money is in short supply when you’re in the trenches, so I only recommend products that give you bang for your buck.
See more here:
- The 10 best diaper bags of 2020-the ultimate buying guide
- The 10 best lightweight strollers of 2020
- The 10 best non-toxic bath toys of 2020
Incidentally, as a fervent reader and a bilingual mom, I’m raising my children to be readers, rather than gamers. If you’re on the same page, it’s tricky but not impossible. Wonder how we’re getting through the lockdown without any small screens? Have a look here.
So, interested in how we can guide you through this challenging but pretty amazing time of your life?
I’d love to hear your questions!