Why Is Parenting So Hard?!

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I'm an IBCLC, Pediatric Sleep Coach & Postpartum Doula helping families navigate the wild ride of the early parenting years.

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Parenting can bring us face-to-face with aaaaalll of our triggers & unmet expectations. The driving force behind whyI do this work is that it is ripe with OPPORTUNITY to work on our “stuff.” The world needs more of this and what better place to start than when welcoming a new person into our world? 

When we are faced with not being in control and not getting what we bargained for we are forced to grow (or be miserable). There isn’t one right way for us or anyone else and part of my job is normalizing that all of the changes, worries, frustrations, and unknowing are completely part of becoming a new parent.

So, if you are preparing to welcome a new little one, currently in the throes of newborn life, or have moved on to the toddler years or beyond, know that I am with you riding the waves of worry and joy, frustration and delight and that it’s all part of it. 

One of the best ways I have found to move through these times is to surround myself with other parents, teachers, groups, and communities who are comfortable riding these waves along with me. It is good medicine and helps us find our way. 

Aaannd, if you need support figuring out what this means for YOU, I’m here. You can book a lactation or sleep consult, join my membership group or sign up for Middle Road Musings to get a monthly note delivered to your inbox ❤️.

Until Next Time,


EVIDENCE-BASED practitioner & heart centered human.

Hi, I'm Jen.
Baby Whisperer & Trusted Confidant.

more about jen & middle road Hub®

I'm an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Pediatric Sleep Coach & Postpartum Doula helping families navigate early parenting through exploring the
MIDDLE ROAD-the place that lies somewhere between LOSING YOUR MIND and the greatest experience of your life!

ibclc, Doula, Sleep MAven & creator of the MIddle road hub®.