The Secret Society of Parenting

//The Secret Society of Parenting

The Secret Society of Parenting

Having a child is like entering a secret society that you didn’t realize millions of people had already gotten into. All of a sudden there’s a kinship with others who are talking about their children and what they’re doing. There is an interest in sharing what your little ones are up to. Your world shrinks and expands the moment you have a child in your life. Say goodbye to uninterrupted conversations with adults and hello to a brand new repertoire of lullabies. 

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I’ve found that it’s incredibly easy for others, even myself, to say what I would do, what I did, what I think others should do—but it’s much more difficult for us to see that each parent/child relationship is unique and should be treated as such. When I’m not wrapped up in what my experience is like as a parent, I see that this secret group we have joined is actually a chance to find our most truthful self while relating to others on that same journey.

We are invited to notice how we are acting and reacting to these little beings that are learning everything for the first time. How we handle minimal sleep while teaching boundaries, how we deal with tantrums over putting on a coat on a freezing day, how we are present for their boundless energy all day, every day.

Nobody prepared us for joining the secret society of parenthood. No one could explain the nuance of their journey once they joined. We all just enter in our own way, walk at our own pace, and hope that we’re doing right by those we have brought into the world.

“NOBODY PREPARED US FOR JOINING THE SECRET SOCIETY OF PARENTHOOD.”

I truly believe the only way to be successful is to listen to yourself and your child(ren)—make decisions that feel right because of your wants and needs, not because of someone else’s. The secret society of parents is made strong by those who choose themselves and their children first. If you’re doing something differently than others but it feels right, it probably is. 

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Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a full-time mom of two young children, Annabella (2yr) and Henri (6mo). They spend their days around the house pretending to be Mickey Mouse and dancing on the bed. When she’s not taking care of them she loves to cook meals with her husband and tend to her seedlings.

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