I’ve probably been judged as something of a know-it-all who spends way too much time on Google.
Conscious parenting is no joke to me and since Elan was a little seed in my womb, I have committed myself to making informed decisions every step of the way. But I am human. I am growing and learning every day. And like everyone else, I have my blind spots. Now that I’m pregnant again, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what I’m doing differently this time. Naturally, there are some things that I don’t feel comfortable repeating.
But let me make something clear: This isn’t “mom guilt”.
Between guilt and flat-out denial, there is a middle-ground where real growth happens. This is where you receive new information — no matter how uncomfortable — with an open mind and heart. This is where you look at your past decisions with love and think, “Hm, how can I use this new knowledge to make a better decision next time.” (Or if there isn’t a next time, you can simply take that information and promise to help other mothers make conscious choices!)
So from this place of self-love and acceptance, I am choosing a different path for my second-born.