THIS IS NORMAL

08-04-2019

Donna Fay

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a single mother and in the medical profession.  I decided at 46 to have a child on my own.  It was the hardest thing to accomplish but I did it. Never give up!

What 3 words best describe your parenting experience to date?

The hardest thing I have ever been challenged to do.  Sleepless nights are endless and you want to feel normal sometimes. My son laughs at me when I tell him NO. He thinks it a game.

What’s one of the hardest or most surprising things about being a parent that people wouldn’t expect or don’t usually talk about?

Not sleeping and my son bonding with the nannies more than me.

What were some of your “wait...is this normal??” moments once you became a parent?

A baby at 16 months old not sleeping through the night. Working full time and spending most of my income on childcare took me for a loop.

What’s one of your favorite parenting hacks that helps keep you sane (that other parents should know about and start doing ASAP)?

Singing… taking baths and taking a deep breath 🙂