It is no secret to us Mom’s that what we see on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest is a far cry from what a real Mom’s life is like. Perfect homes with perfect pictures and perfect bokeh and nails done at the salon every two weeks grace our screens as we aspire to SuperMom status.
We all know this isn’t reality, we understand that carefully crafted views into the lives of others are, well, crafted. We also understand that the messiness of our own homes and lives is part and partial to the roles we are playing. Wife, mother, employee. How messy it might be depends on the person.
Being a breastfeeding mom comes with its own set of challenges. My first son was bottle fed as breastfeeding just didn’t work (not for a lack of trying). I was lucky in being able to work from home with him, and within a year I started traveling. I don’t travel much, maybe 2-3 times a year, but as a bottle feeding Momma I didn’t have to think about things like how to pump on an airplane.
Fast forward six years to baby number two. I still work from home, which has helped tremendously, but when I travel it is usually for anywhere from 3-5 days at a time and that has proven to be extremely difficult.(more…)