People are often quick to tell you that you haven’t reached the most difficult stage of motherhood yet.
As a first-time mother you devote all your time and energy to your newborn baby. It’s a steep learning curve and being responsible for a little baby is all consuming. I remember shortly after the birth of my first child someone declared, “Babies are so easy. Just wait till she’s mobile – that’s when things get hard.” It’s not the most encouraging thing to say to a new mum but unsolicited advice (and sense of entitlement) is part of the motherhood experience….