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Taking Care of a Baby Can Be a Very Isolating Experience, Says Cameran Eubanks
"It’s harder than I thought it was going to be for sure," Cameran Eubanks said.
Cameran Eubanks' honesty can help moms everywhere understand that raising a baby can be the hardest thing ever.
She loves it, yes, but it's still hard.
The Southern Charm mom told The Daily Dish back in June: "I tell everybody that God knew what I could handle because he gave me a very easy, sweet baby. She's been a dream. She really has."
But now she's ready for her girl to talk to her like an adult, because it can often feel like you are talking to yourself when you have a babbling toddler.
"I’m ready for her to talk to me and just be able to tell me what she wants and have a conversation and then I think it will get a lot better," Cameran recently shared on Southern Charm After Show, adding that the whole motherhood thing is "harder than I thought it was going to be for sure."
That's also why she is sticking by her stance that one kid is enough for her.
"Oh my gosh, this has been the shortest and the longest year of my entire life," she recently told The Daily Dish about welcoming her daughter, Palmer Wimberly, in November 2017. "Everybody says the old saying is, 'The days are long, but the years are short.' And that is so true. And I also say Palmer is the greatest teacher I've ever had. Having a child forces you to see humanity and it forces you to grow and I'm so glad that I did it — but I'm not doing it again."
As for wanting her to hit her milestones and feeling lonely along the way, it's normal, says parenting expert Lyss Stern, CEO of Divamoms and author of Motherhood Is a B#tch.
"It was in fact, was so isolating for me more than 15 years ago after my son was born that I created my business DivaLysscious Moms as a way for other moms to meet," Stern says. "An online-offline community where all moms share so much with each other and there is zero judgment."
Stern says hang in there, the feeling doesn't last forever.
"Being a mom can be very difficult and isolating at first," she says. "I always encourage new moms to try and get out of the house with the baby in the beginning. Go to a park where there will be other new moms and introduce yourself. Go to the local community center in your city or town. Go to the local meet up groups in your community. It’s important to get out and talk to other adults, especially new moms that you might bond with. Most importantly, don’t forget your significant other and make time for them. You don’t want them to feel left out."
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