I’m sharing CURAD® in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™ #CURAD #SoothePlus
I am going to open up this blog post with one of my favorite quotes about motherhood that I frequently reference….
“Making the decision to have a child-it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone
For me, it has been so comforting being able to carry my babies with my all the time, whether in the womb or as small infants in my baby wraps and carriers. I am their protector, I am there to make sure that nothing bad ever happens to them. The second that my first baby took her first steps was the moment I realized that I would need to adjust my way of thinking. I needed to allow her to make some mistakes along the way in order for her to learn. With my first, this was extremely hard. I followed her ever movement. I never took my eyes off of her. I would never let her fall, get hurt or be vulnerable. She was my baby after all…..
After my second arrived, I realized that this was completely unrealistic. How was I going to be on top of TWO at once and make sure that they both never got hurt? I had to open my heart and let them explore more. I needed to let go of the notion that I could protect them forever. Letting go is one of the hardest things about motherhood. On Olivia’s first day of school, I cried in the car thinking about all the “what-ifs”.
What if she falls on the playground and I am not there to catch her?
What if the other girls don’t include her?
Are they going to make sure she gets her lunch? Will they take her to the bathroom frequently?
The list goes on and on.
One thing I have learned throughout this roller coaster that motherhood is, is that letting your children trip and fall and make mistakes is certainly part of it all. As much as them scraping their knee tugs at your heart strings, it teaches them that they are strong. They can slip and fall and the important part is getting back up and trying again. Teaching them these lessons is one of the greatest motherhood privileges.
I am so excited to be teaming up with CURAD® today because it’s a brand that as a Physician Assistant, I truly love. With everything from gauze pads, bandages and more, this brand allows me to take care of my babies the best that I can, while allowing them to explore on their own and build their confidence in a safe way. Motherhood may be one of the most difficult jobs I have ever had but brands like CURAD® make them a bit easier.
Now go let your babies run free (with careful supervision of course) and let your heart come out on your sleeve just a little bit more 😉