Lisa, from Grown and Flown, writes: “Is that normal?” was the first, second and probably third question I asked my pediatrician every time I walked into his office. Normal. Young moms are looking for normal but, in truth, we don’t know what it looks like. Enter the internet and Mommy bloggers. My kids were born in the 1990s and my access to online information was limited in their early years. Had I been able to consult this tribe of supporters, I would have learned that “normal” looks like a lot of different things and that my kids were fine.
I would have loved to have been part of a global group of young moms sharing information, trying to make sense of the changes in their lives and bringing humor to the process. I could have used all three, perhaps humor the most.
Mommy bloggers would have made me a better mother and here is why:
Mommy bloggers would have told me that the exhaustion I felt with three kids, age four and under, was not only normal, but inevitable. A quick consult with moms further along the parenting curve would have allowed me to see the light when stuck midway through a couple of dark tunnels.