“Nothing can prepare you for childbirth” and “There’s no manual for raising kids” are a comments I’ve often heard from mothers. Comments are nice, but it’s not until you’ve been in the thick of motherhood that you really begin to understand what they mean. That being said, then how does one prepare for being a mother?
I liken the preparation for being a mom to that of “training” to run a marathon. At minimum, for a marathon you have to:
Check your status
Assess your caloric intake
Plan out your schedule of training
Make intentional choices