Letter to a new mom: Five reasons why you kick ass

This week, many of us here at ChicagoNow have been writing letters and sharing our thoughts to all the new mothers out there. My two cents? Eat lots of tacos and ice cream, cherish your newly acquired biceps and be kind to yourself.

Listen, there is a lot of scary talk out there when it comes to being a new mom. Like what?  Plagiocephawhat?  Blow outs (not the $40 salon kind). Toilet bowl cleaner (which is surprisingly benign!) Conventional  vegetables (shudder). You get the drift.

But let’s not spin our wheels, friends. Instead, I want to share with you five reasons why it’s AWESOME TO BE A NEW MOM, OK? Because it is.

If you need a little extra encouragement, I came up with a New Parent Guilt List after keeping our kid alive for 12 whole months. It's as funny as it is true.

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    Chicago-based hyperbole enthusiast. Mom to a kid and sometimes my mom. Overboard (1987) obsessed weirdo. I like the funnies in life.

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