Friday, January 21, 2011

Because of a Book

I have been inspired to change my blogs layout.
I am reading this book.

A book that has jumped into my soul and is reading my wants.

I am a new mother. I am the mother or 4-1/2 month old MAx. MAx is AMAZING! There is nothing I won't so for this little boy. I will bend over backward, feed him, change his diapers, hold him when he wants me.
At what point did I feel I needed to no longer just be a mother but I needed to become the perfect specimen of Mother Nature.

Poser: My Life in twenty-three yoga poses by Claire Dederer

This story speaks of the wants: breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, using only cloth diapers, eating/drinking/wearing only organic. Women who need to keep an immaculate home, be a Top Chef, and bring home a paycheck while working full time. The true nature of attachment parenting; the storys of friends who practice this form child rearing. The idea that mothers try to out-do each other by announcing what their children eat, where they go to school, to what kind of homemade knitted hat their little one wears. Then there's the truth, the family that decides to stop, they use formula, store bought diapers, the mother doesn't truly knit...

I have noticed some things have started changing in my house. My little boy is starting to eat food. Oatmeal and bananas for breakfast, some sweet potatos for dinner, and hopefully he'll get the hang of those 6-8oz bottles soon. Those bottles that are becoming filled with formula as we start to ween MAx off breastmilk. As I stop Pumping. I have guilt about these things; I am reading that mothers have guilt. However, there are some happy points to life. This woman Claire Dederer discoved the good stuff through Yoga. I miss Yoga. I read and become inspired to once again take back a little bit of my life. I still love MAx, I will do everything I can to keep him happy and healthy. It's just that I would like to join him in this adventure.

If this little dity has inspired anyone to pick up a copy: Happy Reading!

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