3. Share with your partner. Heck, even if your baby or toddler or older kid/s' already here, try to find a few minutes to write that letter anyway!
When you've finished your letters, give each other a copy. Put your letter and the one your spouse wrote in a place where you'll be able to access them again easily, in case you need to be reminded of your connection with each other and yourself, and need some support in navigating the challenges of parenthood.
I can't resist noting that our ideas about motherhood and fatherhood are impacted as much by history, as other factors. Here's an interesting piece about that history in the United States.
Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC is a professional relationship coach and founder of Parent Alliance®, a resource for expectant couples and parents with young children who are committed to ensuring their relationships thrive after they have kids. Rhona received her training from the Coaches Training Institute and the Center for Right Relationship and is accrediated by The International Coach Federation. She is mom to a pre-schooler and will be welcoming her second child this summer. From her office in Los Angeles, Rhona coaches couples across North America.
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