Mom Advice From Jaime King

With the news that Jaimie King’s second baby arrived this week (It’s a boy!), we thought it was a great time to throw back to her interview when she gave us advice on all things motherhood. Here’s what King had to say about how to be a new Mom…

“Be gentle with yourself. There is so much Mommy judging, and so many rules and regulations. “You have to breastfeed,” or “If you formula feed you’re bad.” “You have to do this, you have to do that…” There are so many labels now of what you should or shouldn’t do and I think that is really harmful to mothers. Birthing a child and caring for a child is already difficult in itself. It’s hard enough just being a person in this world, and then all of the sudden, you’re responsible for another person. Women think that what they’re going through on the inside isn’t supposed to exist anymore, but that’s just not true. We’re just women, doing the best that we can with what we know and what we have. I find that the most important thing for mothers is that they find other women that are very supportive of them. And it doesn’t have to be other mothers. Don’t judge yourself if you aren’t taking your kid to a baby class every day, and don’t judge yourself if you have a bunch of best friends who aren’t parents. Just find the people that love and support you so that you can support yourself and your child. And take everything day by day. It’s really hard to think that every day has to be exactly the same – like everything has to be regimented. There has to be structure and flexibility at the same time. And for God’s sake, don’t go on chats on the internet and compare your parenting skills to someone else. Our lives are all so different from each other, and all that matters is that you’re loving and caring for your child. That’s all that they care about, really.” – Jaime King

Read the full interview with Jaime here.