THIS IS NORMAL

08-04-2019

Heidi Hysell

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Entrepreneur immersed in the impacts of AI. On a mission to create a better future with humanity at the heart. Focusing on autonomous mobility.

What 3 words best describe your parenting experience to date?

Tender Loving Teamwork (& Hard AF)

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?

Breastfeeding. From the how and where to do it and getting others to fully understand that it is a health concern for you. I didn’t know what mastitis was – and it’s important that we all do.

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

When I hear other people’s babies and I recognize the cry – it’s like I’ve learned a whole new language. Is this normal?

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

Adopting the RIE parenting style. It helped me learn how to communicate better with my baby and gave my husband and I a common ground in how to adapt in our new normal.