If I had a nickel for every time I heard, that I am supermom, I would be rich. In all seriousness, I hear this so much and the truth is. I am not Supermom. I am not even remotely close.
I feel Mommas we need to chat. Let’s talk about something that we don’t talk about much, self-care. Why is it that so many moms feel guilty when we do something for ourselves? Why do moms feel like we are being selfish, when we do something for ourselves?
When our daughter was born sick, that lead to a compiling list of disabilities for her. There were many things I wasn’t prepared for. For example the stares and comments of strangers as they passed by us in the grocery store. People can be brutal. Our little one is deaf, (I am not sure if this is common amongst deaf children) but she screams. Just randomly screams. She isn’t mad, she just screams and smiles. The looks oh the looks. Another very hard pill to swallow is when other parents/grandparent talks about or compares their child to yours.
Before our daughters birth, I had no idea was HIE was. In fact, I have never even heard that term before. Too be honest with you, I wish that was still true. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Now I want to share with others what this terms mean, in hopes to help educate others.