When I was pregnant, the idea of parenting a toddler barely crossed my mind. Meanwhile, I was reading article upon article on the “must-haves” for 3-6-month-old brain development and sensory play, tummy time mats, baby-led weaning and breast pumps.
And sure, those things served us well for a time… but now she’s a little older, she is obviously more mobile, wanting to be more active and is certainly wanting more stimulation.
A friend had encouraged me to check out an article by Dr Sears. This was a few months ago when I
I’ve also enjoyed the taste of actual ingredients as opposed to any synthetic sweeteners or sugar alcohols that I’ve been kinda addicted to in the past (I’m looking at you, Quest Bars) as it’s helped me connect the act of eating with actual food, not some bizarre space cube made up of the “perfect macros”.
Why was I so quick to shut down the idea? Is it because it wasn’t “traditional”? I didn’t grow up like that so no one should? It’s easy to shut something down when you feel it goes against your normal.
Guest post by the incredible Michelle Murphy.
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I want to prelude with the caveat that this blog is my personal opinion regarding my personal experience and is not designed to provide medical or professional advice. My intention is not to either dramatize or trivialise a condition that affects so many women but is simply me sharing a brief, highly condensed version of my story, as I passionately believe in the power of shared experience. If anyone has questions or concerns regarding PNA I strongly recommend you contact your