We do curls for our biceps, crunches for our abs, squats for our tush, eat a varied diet for our guts, brush our teeth, do cardio for our heart and lungs. But how should we take care of the health of our cervix?
The amount of shame I felt about breastfeeding was intense. Not only did I feel like I failed her (I had postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, as well), I also felt shamed by my husband's family.
They learned to walk and talk and they pick up things from their environment, whether we like it or not. Instead of us telling them what to learn, we ask them what they want to learn, provide opportunities for them to do so, and get out of the way.
As it stands, I work from home and my husband is a stay at home dad. We had choices, and we had a body to care for the kids. We were, in short, very lucky.