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.
Screen savvy is our way of life
I have set up Bumpsnbeyond.com to give mums to be and new moms a helping hand.
Bringing up my children bilingually, I watched them develop from broccoli slinging tots into curiously independent thinkers who even make their own breakfast (only at the weekends, but I’m working on it).
Being around other young children lost in digital devices- any time and any place triggered me to study how growing up in a digital world affects kids. Post-graduate courses in Cyber- & Consumerpschychology have given me a fascinating insight into the latest science on ‘screen time’ and marketing towards kids.
Coupled with a communications background and passion for raising children in a savvy screen environment, I’m on a mission to share my actionable advice, hacks & insights with other parents.
So what do we write about?
Have a look at our most popular posts:
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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!
If you have any questions for me, or if you’d like to share your story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.