Are you Mom or Are You Wife?



Being a new parent often trumps all other responsibilities. If your house is a bit of a mess, it’s understandable. If laundry isn’t done, it’s okay. If meals aren’t prepared on time, it’s acceptable. If you’re late to appointments they are understanding. If you can’t shower for three days, no one care but you. If you back out on plans with friends they forgive you. Because being a parent is important and takes priority over everything else.
One thing my husband and I heard when I was pregnant was that being a parent would also take priority over our marriage. We were told that our time together as husband and wife would come to a halt for 18+ years and we should enjoy not being parents while we could. We were told that our friendship, sex life, and everything else important in marriage would be put on hold. We were told that we…

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