Welcome to the All the Feels Newsletter
Welcome to All the Feels, Oath's newsletter. I want to let you know right from the get-go that my goal is to make you cry. 😭
When I was newly postpartum with my first child, everything made me cry. I was so tired! And so in awe! And so overwhelmed! I was barely hanging on, so it didn’t take much to push me over the edge.
Two kids in, I still feel like I’m barely hanging on, but I don’t cry nearly as much. But maybe I should. Parenting is so hard, and so beautiful, and crying constantly feels like an appropriate reaction to the craziness of it all.
Okay, I don’t actually want to make you cry, but I do want to give you an opportunity to reflect on what parenting actually feels like for you, and why, and whether it might be possible for it to feel better.
I cried a lot postpartum because everything felt so new. I eventually got used to things, but maybe it’s worth looking at all the things we’ve gotten used to about parenting as if they’re new. That’s what we’ll be doing here together.
Here’s what you can expect from this newsletter
Every Thursday, I will send you an essay or interview about what it feels like to be a parent today. We’ll tackle fear, joy, shame, regret, awe, and more.
What does parenting feel like for you? I want to know.
What’s something you cried (or screamed or raged) about postpartum that you can laugh about now (or hope to laugh about in the future)? Shoot me an email at Lindsay@oathcare.com and let me know. I promise to reply, and I might even cover your topic in a future newsletter.
So send me a message. I’d love to hear from you!