I shared this article with my dear friend who has a 1 month old. I am not yet/unsure if I will be a mother, but am trying my best to support my friends who are. This article was perfect. Just had to share what I sent her as she admitted the guilt she feels for staying home currently with a 4 week old and not contributing to the household income while her husband works!
“let me repeat this quote to you
‘BUT THERE IS A VERY REAL PHYSICAL COMPONENT TO RECOVERING FROM CHILD BIRTH AND TO DEALING WITH A NEW BABY (ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE BREAST FEEDING AND ARE THUS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE NIGHT FEEDINGS) THAT WE LIKE TO PRETEND DOESN’T EXIST IN THIS COUNTRY.’
now go fucking print that out and tape it to every mirror in the house, the fridge, the door.
puffy paint it on a onsie for your babe so you see it every time you look at her and give yourself some grace.”