I’m Taylor Halfpenny, author of Ticking Time Momb.
My husband and I were inducted into the Parenthood Club on January 30, 2016: the day our son, Hendrix was brought into the world.
Along the way, we’ve learned a lot about not only being parents as a unit, but also about our individual roles in motherhood and fatherhood.
Now, there’s this thing that bugs me the most about motherhood, and it’s the smoke and mirrors.
There are the parts of motherhood everyone tells you about, such as:
-The love for your child is the greatest you’ll ever know
-The bond you build with your child is impenetrable
-You’ll lose some sleep, but it doesn’t last forever
-Motherhood is the most beautiful, rewarding thing you’ll experience
…and then, there are the parts that no one talks about, such as:
-The love for your child is often rivaled with “HOW CAN A PERSON SO TINY CAUSE ME SO MUCH FRUSTRATION AND ANXIETY?!”
-The bond you build with your child is NOT immediate. ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY AND NEITHER IS THE BOND WITH YOUR KID.
-You’ll lose ALL HOPE OF SLEEP FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. JUST ‘CAUSE YOUR KID IS FINALLY SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT DOESN’T MEAN YOU GET TO. Introducing: PHANTOM BABY CRIES AND COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF CAFFEINE.
-While motherhood is in fact beautiful and rewarding, it is equally UGLY AND CONFUSING AND HARDER THAN HELL AND IF ANYONE TRIES TO TELL YOU OTHERWISE THEY ARE LYING.
So, on behalf of “Ticking Time Momb”s everywhere, I’m here to talk about motherhood with brutal honesty, humor, and sarcasm. I’m here to talk about the things that aren’t talked about.
If you’re a time-sensitive explosive mom like me, like my page and share with your friends!