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Collaborative Post¦ When you are struggling to manage your time, especially as a new parent, there are certain gaps that can fall in your knowledge. It’s nothing new, after all, many have experienced that “baby brain.” But there are things that can work to your advantage but we can struggle to get things right, especially as new parents. It’s not just in terms of our role as a parent but it’s also in terms of those life duties. With this in mind let’s see if we can help you to address those oversights that can veer you off course.
When it’s our first child we think that we need to give our children everything that’s brand new. The vast majority of people don’t have the finances to cope with this sort of thing. It’s a good idea for you to get into the habit of being a bit more careful with your money. And this includes the big purchases in life. As a parent, you are going to need a car and this is why supplies like the Stephen James Group can help because they provide used cars. When you start to think that you give your children the best of everything you can end up making a rod for your own back. Rather than getting yourself in debt because you want to give your baby and yourself brand new items, does it really matter? It’s far better for you to be more sensible with money now so you can get yourself and your children the better things in life when you are both old enough to appreciate it.
With our first child, we can panic over every single thing. And this can mean that we end up being very anxious. While it comes from a good place, ultimately, we want to make sure that our children are okay we have to remember that the baby will pick up on this anxiety. And if we end up worrying about all the small things, especially in the middle of the night, it can get in the way of you enjoying the first year of your child’s life. We have to remember that babies are far more resilient than we realise. Naturally, if there is something you are concerned about it’s always a good idea to get in contact with the doctor. But we have to remember that as human beings we are all capable of overcoming certain problems. Let’s give our children a bit more credit.
The first year of your child’s life can be overwhelming in every respect, so you may end up neglecting your partner. And this means that when these issues crop up we can just leave them to fester because we have to get up in the middle of the night and feel that there are other things that are more important. But it’s crucial to make sure that you try to be a couple wherever possible. Yes, you’re both in survival mode but you can still do little things like have a date for an hour here and there or just have a nice conversation.
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Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our 5 year old daughter Autumn and 1 year old son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.