New Mom Secrets: I Sometimes Feel My Husband Is the Better Parent

dad and babyIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

I've been on three trips in the last three months -- two for work and one to visit a friend -- and each time I've been gone, I left my son with his father without a worry in the world about it.

My husband rarely worries or stresses or obsesses over things like I do when it comes to parenting. He doesn't worry when Kyle is sick, and he doesn't worry about when he hits milestones, and he really doesn't worry when I leave town and he has to solo parent.


He's the most laid-back, hands-on dad I know, and sometimes I watch him with our son and think he's the parent I'd one day like to be.

Although our son has always gone to me easily and lovingly, he's his dad's biggest fan and has never really preferred me to my husband. He's as much a daddy's boy as he is a mama's boy.

Even when I was pregnant, I knew I couldn't be everything to my son, and he'd need many people in his life to care for and love him, but I wasn't quite prepared for how well my husband took to parenting, rarely needing my help or input. He has great instincts, and he's a natural.

This is a great thing, don't get me wrong, and I'm so glad my son has such a loving father, but it really can make a mom feel a little bad about herself when there's nothing her husband can't do (well, except the dishes) without her.

Do you feel like your husband is the better parent sometimes?


Image via Jennie Canzoneri

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