One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when you become a new mom is time management. Up until the time a baby is born, our time is our own. We can choose to do just about anything we want. Once you have a baby that depends on you 24/7, EVERYTHING CHANGES!! Now your priority is that precious newborn baby. No matter how good you are at juggling things, you will feel very inept with the arrival of your newborn bundle of joy.
If you’re a single mom, the lack of a partner helping you with all the decisions and, the work that comes with a new baby could make you feel hopeless at times.
Family and friends can definitely help along the way, especially during the first months when lots of moms find it the most challenging and overwhelming. But at the end of the day, YOU will feel enormous satisfaction by managing things on your OWN, and you definitely can! All you need to do is learn how to manage your time responsibly and efficiently.
I’d like to break this down by stages since you’ll find that time can be handled very differently depending on the age of your baby.