I’m a mom of two beautiful girls and a baby nerd with degrees in psychology and human development. And I have a secret.
I believe we live in a culture that discourages moms whose instincts don’t align with mainstream, Western parenting norms. We are told that if we don’t spank, or don’t sleep train, or breastfeed past infancy–you name it–we will be doing our children and ourselves a lifelong disservice.
So here’s the secret: The research doesn’t support that.
My mission at Mom Makes Joy is to help moms navigate motherhood with confidence–even when it goes against the grain.