Letting go of the need to be the perfect mom

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Letting go of the need to be the perfect mom

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When my son was born, I wanted to be the best mother in the history of the world and I didn't want any help from anybody. I wanted to hold my own baby. I wanted to feed him and be the only one to do those things. And, overcoming that want to do everything myself has been a great asset to my sanity, really. So, I think there's kind of two gifts that that comes with. One is for the child. Letting your child be influenced by other people, including his or her grandparents, is really important. And, on the flipped side is that you get a break and it's so important for parents to not be the only person who can comfort or help or do anything for their child. So, remembering that you don't have to do every single little thing yourself and letting people help you is just so important.

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Whitney Moss

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Upon becoming a mom, Whitney Moss joined forces with her BFF Heather Gibbs, and they began writing down hundreds ideas for fun things to do – with babies in tow. The result was their book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do With (and Without!) Your Baby and website, RookieMoms.com, which has been on Babble.com's list of Top 50 Mom Blogs twice. Whitney has been a contributor on BabyCenter.com and spoken at the MamaBear family tech conference.  Whitney lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children: Julian, eight and Scarlett, five. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended Barnard College.

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