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When in doubt, stop googling. – Shared by Shannon Doss

Meet Shannon:

Hey! My name is Shannon Doss. I am a stay at home mom of one baby boy, with another child on the way. I am happily married to my husband Lawrence and we all currently reside in Los Angeles County. I am an MSW and used to work as a school social worker and now, I am enjoying pouring into my family from home. I am Christian, attending Fairview Heights Baptist Church in Inglewood (check us out). I hope you enjoy reading!

Here’s What Shannon Wanted to Share:

How often should baby eat? What type of purées for his age? What should his poop look like? – every time I have a question about baby boy or parenting, what do I do? Google it like everyone else. And that is sooooo terrible! Google is full of answers that give opinions in form of mommy forums but no real resolution that gives any peace.

Honestly, The Things I’ve Googled

There’s so many things I’ve googled since baby has been born. Today, I was feeling so down about baby’s eating habits. He eats every 2-3 hours and 4 oz, usually, at every feeding. Experienced moms know, or may know, that this is typically seen in newborns. But baby Andrew is 6 months old. So I thought I’m doing something wrong . I’m writing this so moms can relate, not feel alone, and find some peace in the fact that googling will never give the right answer, that I will present later in this entry.

I’ve googled:

– how much food should baby eat?

– how many times a day should baby eat solids?

-how many times should baby wake up at night?

-how to wean from breastfeeding ?

-how much formula should baby consume a day? Especially at night.

-how to help baby eczema?

what does baby constipation look like?

-how often should baby poop a day?

And the list goes on, like SOOOO on.. I ogle so much, but today. I’m going to stop!

Stop the google habit!

Google has given me NO peace! It has given so many opinions of moms saying “oh that’s normal” or “you’re overfeeding” or “baby should be sleeping through the night, try sleep training ” or “don’t sleep train, he’s too young” or “sleep training is insensitive “.

Honestly, the reason we google such things is because we don’t trust God and doubt or own parenting; it’s a twisted sense of pride.. we think, at least I do, that we’re supposed to have it all together, and all the answers. If not, something is deficient about us. Now, not all moms think this way, some are trusting in their instincts and God and just go with the flow. I salute you mothers, I’m trying to get there.

But this googling has to stop, there isn’t any peace in it and it causes even more anxiety. Oh, and going to mommy FB spaces also can produce the same results.. I know because I’m guilty of the same. I will be leaving some of these groups for that reason, that’s the only reason I’m there. And with so many opinions, I still find no answers. There is only one true source of peace, God.

Know Christ, Know Peace; No Christ, No Peace!

Knowing Christ and trusting Him gives all the peace we need. Scripture says:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Christ is the author of peace. I know I need to pray and trust Him in my parenting ability, you too mom that’s googling!

Disclaimer:

Of course, there is wisdom in seeking wise counsel:

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days

-Proverbs 19:20

With that being said, talk to your doctor, pastor, other experienced moms THAT YOU KNOW and trust, but not google.

I’ve heard it said, google is the devil, and I think so. Haha

Google will have you think your dying, depressed and a horrible mom all in one, AND YOU’RE NOT. Your concern in itself shows how wonderful you really are..

Hope this encourages someone today, just writing it makes me dwell on the truth of Christ.

Now excuse me while I take the rest of this time to dwell on this scripture and try to let it hide in my heart..

Comment, subscribe and share please. See y’all next time.stay tuned for Friday’s first #featurefriday! You’re in for a treat!

-<3 Shannon

To connect with Shannon:

IG: @mymommyhood

Website: www.mymommyhood.org

Email: mymommyhood2@gmail.com

or, of course, leave your comments or questions here, in the comments.

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