Updated: Feb 17, 2021
Well here it goes! my very first "blog" post. I'm honestly not sure what the hell I'm doing but we're rolling with it!
Welcome! If you don't know me, I'm Taelor, hairstylist (obviously), wife, and new momma to my main man, Wally.
He is my drive for wanting to start this.. I just think most of the time us moms are totally blind and I'm here to share my raw-ist moments and search for some feedback. If you followed my during pregnancy- better yet, sat in my chair during my pregnancy, you know I didn't hold back! Sorry.
With that being said, I'm kicking off my blog with my favorite new subject: MOMMIN!
My biggest "ah-ha" moment of motherhood this far is that I have no idea what is "right" by society standards.. nor do I care. I am doing what I feel is best for my little dude and its working out quite nicely for us.
When Wally was about 2 weeks old, my husband and I realized he was slightly uncomfortable at times and figured out (per lactation specialist) that Wally is dairy intolerant. I've been dairy-free ever since. It was amazing to me the opinions I got on this.. like it was anyone else's problem but my own, everyone wants to comment on anything you do as a mom. Mostly other mom judgement. "Why don't you just stop breastfeeding?" "I cant believe you're going through so much trouble just to breastfeed!" "OMG how AWFUL! I would NEVER give up dairy!"
Like okay great, no one is asking you to. Me personally, I cant think of anything that I wouldn't do for my baby, but that's my prerogative. I could just as easily flip the script and judge you for the opposite. But I would never. I want to support moms for their decisions for their babies. Because can you imagine how great it would be if we could all openly converse about what we really do? With out any judgement or pressure to lie about it? I cant think of a better world! This stuff is hard enough and when you truly have no guide for what's "right" or "wrong", the extra criticism makes it 10x harder. Lets all try and remember how we started on this journey and that everyone is just trying to do their best with what they have. No one is trying to raise the serial killer, the stinky kid, or the booger picker-and-flicker. We're all just out here trying to hustle through the days without our babies rollin off the couch. Amirite?
What are some things you have been judged on as a momma? Humor me with it all! Let me know your thoughts in the contact box!
(also I promise this is not strictly a mom blog.. this is just my newest venture and I've got a lot to say about it)
Thanks for reading!