Welcome to our blog! From Both Sides of the Bed will chronicle our journey through infertility, pregnancy, and parenting from both parents’ perspectives. We will cover a variety of topics, and on each one you will see a post from each of us, hopefully shedding some light on just how differently two parents can see and experience the same things. Our hope is to publish new posts weekly and share our honest, raw thoughts and experiences as we navigate our way through the coming months and years as new parents.
Please remember that this will be about how we have chosen to raise our child(ren) & run our family, but in no way means that we think this is how everyone should. Each family is different and should make the best decisions for their own unique situation.
We’d love to hear from you & would love to know what you want to hear, so please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. On that note, we will not tolerate mom/dad shaming towards anyone, so please keep those thoughts to yourself 🙂. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure! Enjoy.
~John Aaron & Ellie
*from John Aaron: by shaming we just mean insulting or outright vulgar posts. You can be as hypercritical as you want, just be sure to back your play with something to support it. Otherwise, no one gains anything from your input but hurt feelings and indignation, and then the cycle repeats itself. So just don’t be that parent.
*also added by John Aaron – did you know that vulgar, as in acne vulgaris or Vulgar Display of Power, just means “common?” Blew my mind when I learned that.
Don’t be common in your comments, please.