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From the second you get pregnant with a little one, you have feel like you have extra responsibilities and duties and to be honest, you do. During pregnancy, especially the beginning of pregnancy, you need to make sure you are eating clean, drinking enough water, working out, but not working out too much, going to doctor’s appointments, making decisions for your future baby, and so many other things. That really is a huge undertaking and a lot of people get overwhelmed, understandably. But, the pregnancy stage is just preparing you for motherhood, which is full of responsibilities and stress. So, if you are on the motherhood journey, buckle your seat belts because you are in for a crazy ride! Here are just a few important things to consider when becoming a new mom:
The first responsibility, as a new mom, is your child’s safety. From an early age, they will try to get into anything and everything. The best way to keep them safe once they start crawling is to baby proof everything…and I mean everything. Start with the big things, like stairs. Make sure you add baby gates to the top of the stairs and watch closely to make sure they do not walk or crawl up the stairs alone. If you cannot watch every second, consider getting a gate at the bottom, as well. The next step is to baby proof their room. Most of the time, you already have this done (for the most part), but just pay attention to any potential dangers, such as blinds. I always like to add something to the door(s) to make it harder for them to get out, as well. Last but not least, baby proof all of the other “danger zones,” such as the places you store cleaning supplies.
The health of your children is also your responsibility. You need to make sure they are eating proper meals and drinking enough healthy liquids (milk + water – once they get to a certain age). You also need to make sure they are at their proper stages when it comes to their growth and skills. Doctors appointments are very important and necessary, so make sure you have enough time to go to them all, on time.
Also, this is very optional, but more and more people are starting to learn about the dangers of ‘normal’ cleaning supplies, fragrances, and pesticides. Consider researching more into this and find alternatives to normal household products, such as using Branch Basics for cleaning supplies instead of Clorox. Apparently fragrances and other ‘bad’ ingredients in ‘normal’ cleaning supplies (and other products – even bath products!) can cause hormonal disruptions and quite a few other, scary symptoms. Part of your job as a mom is to research these ideas to make sure that you are making the proper decisions for your children’s health.
One huge undertaking as a new mom is financial stability and responsibility. Once again, from pregnancy, money is flying out the window. Having a baby is not cheap – the standard for a basic birth (without an epidural, or any other interventions) is typically over $20,000, depending on where you live and who your provider is. Crazy, right? So, from the beginning, you are having to be financially stable and responsible.
If you are struggling with this, you might want to consider some sort of loan option, such as a collateral loan from . Chapes-JPL a pawnbroker and asset lender located in Atlanta, Georgia, in the heart of Buckhead. You may look at their website and think that they are just a typical pawn shop, but you’re wrong. Instead, they pay 2-3 times more than an average pawn shop, have some of the lowest interest rates in the industry, do not charge a security, storage, or insurance fee, and actually understand the value of your jewelry (or other valuable!) in exchange for a loan. Chapes-JPL is a trusted name in asset-based lending for over thirty years and they work out of a discreet and comfortable setting, to keep your privacy intact. They understand that some people need help when it comes to their finances (especially moms!) and they are committed to providing the best and safest service possible, to get you back on track with your financial goals.
The only way your children are going to learn how to be kind, good adults is because you teach them that. Make sure you teach them about morals and make sure you teach them to use their power to do good in the world. In addition, teach them basic skills that they will need to know throughout their life such as how to change a tire, how to cook basic meals (or even better – not-so-basic meals!), and teach them how to do their laundry and properly clean a home. These are skills that they will need to know.
I won’t go too much into this one because it is pretty self explanatory, but as a new mom, your responsibility is to be an active participant in your child’s life. Be there for them and be happy to do so!