Asking for Help Doesn’t Make You Less of a Parent - Well Rounded NY

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  A mom of twins explains why she said yes to every offer.

"..The longer my not saying “yes” went on, the more miserable I became. I finally realized that I couldn’t keep up at the pace at which I was going. I was tired, unhappy and not enjoying being a mom. Time to make a change, though it was not going to be easy.

I first had to realize that accepting help was ok and that it didn’t make me any less of a parent. I wasn’t failing as a mom, I had infant twins. How could I not have needed help?

I started pushing myself to say “yes:” “yes” to other people feeding the babies; “yes” to someone watching them when I showered, “yes” to babysitting them when I needed to run an errand. The more I said “yes,” the better I started to feel and the more I enjoyed being with my twin babies. I no longer saw accepting help as a weakness. It was now something that was only positive and very much needed..."

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