Motherhood has to be the most undermined job in the world. In fact, you can't really understand what it takes to be a mother until you become one.
All of a sudden, you are responsible for another human. Another little being that needs you and only you to nourish and protect it and it's terrifying.
The decisions you have to make as a parent are hard, but nowadays they have become even harder to make with the constant judgment on the controversial topics we have all read about.
The way we feed our baby, the way we give birth, how we put them to sleep, car seat safety and even how we hold them are all hot topics that people feel the need to debate.
I don't know about you, but this made the transition into motherhood even harder because I was scared to make a mistake or offend somebody by how I took care of my daughter.
It took me a long time to realize there are so many different types of ways to raise my daughter and no one can do it better than me.
In the end, I'm her mom and I know what's best for her. I will take opinions and listen to different sides of issues, but no one can tell me what to do unless I let them.
Once I let the fear of messing up out of my mind, I felt empowered. I felt in control of my daughter's life and I finally felt in control of mine. I didn't let the fear keep me from doing the things I loved and getting out of the house.
I didn't care what others thought about how I parented. I'm a full-time mom and part-time blogger that sometimes lets my daughter watch TV, drink formula, and cry it out.
No matter how you raise your child, you are doing a great job. You're an amazing mother and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.