Apr 26, 2017

From Me To Mom: How To Make The Transition Easier

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Becoming a parent is one of the most amazing experiences you could ever be blessed with. But, it’s important to recognise that your life will change. And yes, that change is always for the better. Because becoming a Mom changes you as a person. You get to care for little ones that depend on you, and nurture the kind, caring and giving sides of your personality. It’s a beautiful experience.

When you first become a parent, or even when you find out that you’re pregnant, it can be hard to get your head around how it will all work. But it’s a lot easier than you think it’s going to be. Just to make sure that the transition from being just ‘me’ to being a Mom is as seamless as possible, these handy hints should help.


Absorb Advice 

The first thing that will help you when you become a parent is the advice of others than have been there already. Now, not everything you hear will be relevant or useful to you, but it can be really helpful to get different perspectives on parenting. And this doesn’t apply to just parenting itself. It can be really useful to listen to how other women adapted to becoming and Mom and not just being themselves as a person anymore.

Some of the best people to speak to will be your friends and family. Your own Mom has already gone through the exact transition that you’re about to go through, or are already going through. So talk to them. Your friends, cousins, colleagues and extended family members too - every option can help you to form your own.

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Focus On You First

Once you’ve got your head around all of the options you have with parenting, and how to keep hold of your own identity, you might think about working on yourself. These are the last few months you have to just focus on yourself. Yes, you can take time out for yourself as a parent if you want, but you will always have someone else to think about first. So now is the time to be a bit more selfish. And when you’re being selfish, you should be indulgent too.

Having a healthy pregnancy is important, so you’re going to want to make these changes for the sake of your unborn child as well as yourself. Walking as much as you can and eating well can help both your body and the baby’s. Cutting out alcohol and smoking is an obvious choice, but if you’re really struggling, then take a look at the top 5 portable vaporizers  that can steer you away from traditional tobacco based products and even help you to quit.

Be Flexible

And finally, remember to be flexible with everything. If you want to eat a burger, eat one. If you want to parent differently to how your Mom did it, do it your way. It’s okay to be flexible as a Mom. In fact, it can help you. It’s often best for your health to be flexible. When you learn to loosen up, you can avoid stressful situations and enjoy the process a lot more. Because it’s important to realise that not everything in life will stick to a schedule. And that’s okay, because being a parent might be challenging, but it’s the best reward you can have for living.