Let’s face it. Hardly anyone thinks about Dad’s needs when a new baby is born. The baby is helpless and needs constant care. The mom gets some notice because she did the birthing bit. The dad is usually expected to be the caretaker, or to get back to work and let the mom handle things.
A lot of dads feel like parenting comes with a lot of requirements and no instructions. And in cases where the mom seems to have an idea of how to care for the baby, it can be easy for dads to hesitantly slide into the background.
When you don’t have support, motherhood can be so much harder. Finding a mom tribe is so, so helpful. From having someone to listen to your concerns and say, “Oh, that’s normal,” to having a reason to leave the house and a place that won’t judge you for wearing second day (or fourth day) hair, a mom tribe is an important place for you.
YOU DID IT! Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! We are so excited for you and your newest addition. There are so many snuggles for you in store, along with spit ups, diaper changes, blowouts, drool, and all that good stuff! We hope your transition into being a parent has been going smoothly. We have a…