When I read about the upcoming , it brought back memories of those early years of parenting. I was one of the first of my friends to have a baby and really had no clue what to expect. I read all of the books and took every prenatal class that was offered from childbirth education to yoga. Eventually I put all of my research together to write City Baby Brooklyn.
Looking back, the most important thing I did as a new mom was join a New Parent’s Group at Urban Monster, a neighborhood kid’s store that has long been shuttered. Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. we would sit on the floor of the shop with our babies in bjorns, infant carriers, on blankets or in our laps, and we’d talk about everything from choosing a nanny, going back to work and how we hadn’t slept in weeks.
What was the best thing you did when you were a new parent? If you are a new parent, are there any new parent groups you can recommend in the area?
If you are expecting, feel free to leave a question in the comments section. I’ll answer it and I invite any parents to answer it too.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts!