Don’t hate me, but I was invited to a Mother’s Day Brunch– torn from the magazine pages of their May issue– and prepared at Everyday Food’s real test kitchen within the Martha Stewart offices. Yes, I consider this an early Mother’s Day gift. Because really? It was a divine and rare treat.
I have written and spoken before of the great mother shock I went through immediately postpartum. I found myself unbelievably prepared for motherhood despite many friends telling me that mothering would come instinctively to me, just as it had to generations of other mothers before. It didn’t. And rather than waiting, I turned to other moms I trusted for knowledge and mainly what’s missing in the parenting books, understanding.