Most of us had grandiose ideas of what we would be like as parents; what we would allow our children to do and all those things we would never allow. We swore we would never let our child watch more than 30 minutes of television, or sleep in our bed, or eat chicken nuggets or God forbid, guzzle cheese from a can (gasp!). Yet, the moment those little bundles of joy entered our lives, reality took over. Soon enough, we realized that before children, we knew nothing about being parents.
From breastfeeding to co-sleeping, pledging to feed our children all-natural, home-cooked meals and so forth, there often comes a point in time where surviving parenthood supersedes your views and your “nevers” slip away. Right?
Never Will I Ever is a collection of essays by mothers (and one brave dad!) who share their stories of how they evolved as parents and learned that when it comes to raising children, we can never say never.