Avoid looking at your kids and co-sleeping as the enemy.
Planned pregnancy or not, the decision to parent is one that is made daily with each morning commute, temper tantrum and all of the stresses our children can put us through. I don’t approach every single moment with enthusiasm, but I appreciate every win and struggle that comes with parenting, and especially having a partner to do it all with. Despite DJ Envy’s advice, co-sleeping won’t last forever. Every parent has to choose what works best for their style of parenting and their child’s personality. Co-sleeping isn’t for everyone. However, if you have discovered it is for you, make your peace with your decision and proceed with parenting and meeting yourself and your partners’ needs with patience, confidence and a whole lot of creativity.
Toya Sharee is a sexual health expert who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.