The Featured Mommy: Brittany Williamson
Describe yourself and your blog.
Hello! My name is Brittany Williamson. I am a reluctant, unexpected stay at home mom. I have 2 boys; Andre is almost 3 and Quincy is 6 months. I was a 5th grade teacher for 7 years, but due to some unfortunate daycare incidents, I stay home with my boys and also take care of my 1 year old nephew. I don’t have a blog…. yet, but I’ll never say never. My “micro-blog” aka Instagram are mostly my mini musings on motherhood. (Unexpected alliteration but I LIKE it!)
What is the best moment you have had as a mom?
I would say my best moment of motherhood was actually giving birth to my boys. I had unmedicated (almost) water births each time and I had to work damn hard for them. Especially the first! Many of my friends and family thought I was taking a huge risk to not birth my first baby in a hospital, but I knew what I wanted and am very proud of my labor. We were “team green” with both births so learning the sex of our sons on their birthday was also so spectacular!
Advice you can give to other moms.
My advice is to only take advice that suits you. There are soooo many ways to parent a child and while we all think our way is the best (duh, that’s why we’re doing it that way), your way is probably excellent too. If someone gives you advice that you think sounds silly, ignore it!
What is the scariest part about being a mom?
The scariest part about being a mom is the future. It’s hard to raise children to flourish in a future we don’t yet know. How do we prepare these little humans for a world that’s changing so rapidly? How can we make sure we simultaneously protect them from the bad parts, but prepare them to work towards fixing them?
Tell us a story about motherhood:
My toddler is freaking hilarious. We make sure to use correct terminology for anatomy. For example, we tell him babies grow in their mothers’ uteruses, not tummies. Wellllll… Andre was playing with splat balls at the mall one day and said his penis was like a splat ball. I told him, actually his scrotum is the part that’s like a splat ball. When Grandma came over later that day, he announced “my scrotum is like a splat ball!” *face palm*shoulder shrug*
Anything you would like to add?
Being a parent is hard. It’s hard to “do it all,” not let “Mom guilt” consume you, take care of yourself and your relationship if you’re in one, and hard to get these nuggets enough sleep and nutrients. Good thing we are all in this together! Let’s support one another and accept support when offered!