When a newborn enters the world all hands are on deck! Grandparents, mother-in-law, sisters, cousins, aunties, and besties are called.
This tribe is called on to not only care for the newborn but to nurture the mother. This was a tradition back in the day and still going on in some cultures and families. The family bond has become desolate. Mother’s are left raising the child with no support from family, father, or friends.
She is truly “Parenting with No Bra”. A mother living on her own terms. Making decisions for the kids and herself with no input. Caring for her home, kids, working and/or attending school full-time with no assistance. She is the independent woman, a role she never signed up for but accepted with pride.
Because she is strong-willed, headstrong, and determined, she will never ask for help or admit she needs it. If you are a mother ask for what you need and want. Never feel you are a burden to someone or feel they will not assist. Loved ones and friends are there for you and are willing to assist. All you have to do is ASK.
If you are reading this and know a mother whose raising kids with “No Bra” offer to help by babysitting, taking the kids to school, paying a bill, and/or anything to take the load off. Remember she will never ask or admit you will have to offer.
Lastly, to help influence the child’s life in a positive way ongoing encouragement, recognition, and quality time consistently goes a long way.
Peace. Love. Blessings.