Thursday, October 4, 2012


I often wonder how different my parenting style would be if I worked a 'regular' job, one where I wasn't with my child all day.

I wonder if I would still be breastfeeding.  I would have long ago given up pumping.  The random pumping I had to do when I was at school was bad enough.

I doubt I would be okay with Leland still waking once in the night (or more), I would need a solid nights sleep.  But then again, who knows what that situation would be like.

But I am sure I would still love Leland just as much and that he would be just as happy.
That is the funny thing about parenting.  We all do it differently, but mostly we all turn out the same.
I just know what I am doing is best for me and my child.  This is the view I take on parenting now.

You are doing the best you can.  (I have to remind myself of this almost daily)


  1. I really don't have anything to add because you hit the nail on the head. No matter how we parent if you love your kids the outcome is happy healthy adults! Very well said!

  2. Amen... we do what is best and that is it!

  3. Ya never know! I think the way you parent is the way you parent regardless. I went back to working full time and still nurse and wake up multiple times a night despite the 6 AM alarm.