I find it hard to relax. Even during an earned maternity leave, I feel like I should be going at full speed. And I feel guilty for actually having the time to relax. Why is it that so many women feel like whatever they choose they still just can’t win.?
After the birth of my second child, I am doing better than expected. Although still an obvious challenge, I am more relaxed and well-rested than I was the first time around. I was not expecting this.
I wrote this post when my son had the flu again not too long ago. In his two years of life, he has had it three times, and the number of liquids that are capable of coming out of that child never ceases to astound me.