It's going to a be a scorcher today!
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When pre-conceived notions about parenthood meet real life
There comes a point in life when many people start to picture themselves as a mom or dad. For some it begins as a kid, by playing with dolls or watching your parents with younger siblings. For others it might be well into adulthood. For me, it took actually being pregnant to let those ideas start settling in. Call me a late bloomer. But whenever it happens, you have flashes of how you’ll be as a parent. Maybe you’ll be the good friend, the strict disciplinarian, the eco-friendly mom, the do-everything-right-in-any-situation kind of parent. Ideas are sweet. Reality is a different animal. And it kicks in the moment your little one joins the world, in a big way. I wanted to breastfeed my son for the first year of his life. I pictured…