It Takes a Village to Raise a Baby - But What If I Don't Have a Village
Have you heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” – it is 100% true but we have moved away from this and as a result, it is harder because we are doing it alone
Caring for a baby is a 24/7 job and it is too much for one or two people to do by themselves
We also don’t get any real training to take care of a baby. We have to pass a written and driving test to be deemed safe to drive a car. When we start a new job, we receive training to learn the ropes. But with motherhood, we are thrown and expected to know what to do. This is a set-up and unfair.
We have become a society that values independence and self-reliance. As a result, it is very hard to ask for help. This sets new moms up to suffer and struggle through this alone.
It is so important to ask for help because it will help to make this bumpy road to motherhood a little smoother.
I was terrible at asking for help as a new mom and it hurt me. I still struggle with it, but I keep working to get more comfortable with it.