I gave birth to triplets. After trying for 10 years to start a family, I was blessed... and sometimes cursed... with 3 kids at once. I went through my pregnancy on cloud 9, to all have it come crashing down once the babies were born.
No one, and I mean no one, told me what parenting was truly going to be. And, honestly, I probably wouldn't have believed them if they had. My husband and I spent the first 2 years flailing around until finally, finally, it all started to come together.
I worked hard to build a tribe, my support system, a community of parents. I needed others to laugh, cry, complain, and celebrate with.
I needed to figure out "What does parenting look like for me?"
I needed help remembering "I am not alone!"
I needed reminders, "I'm doing a good job."
And I needed to figure out how to make my new life, as a parent, the most awesome and wonderful time in my life instead of just a phase I needed to get through.
One day, I was watching The View. And I thought, why isn't there something like that for parents? A place where I can go to see how others do parenting, get some parenting tips that work for others, listen to others' parenting wins and losses, and really embrace and celebrate being a parent together with other parents.
And that's how parentTALK was born. Truly a labor of love, just like giving birth.
Please, join the parentTALK community, and laugh, cry, complain, and celebrate each step of your parenting journey with us.