So, I wanted to explain a little behind why I named my blog “Gisella Knows Best.” It was brought to my attention that maybe it was giving off the wrong impression, presuming that I knew everything about everything. Let me tell you now, that is certainly not the case! I don’t know everything, every day I’m still learning this “motherhood” thing. I don’t have all the answers.
One thing I do know, is that I know what’s best for MY family. I offer my experiences and stories about being a Christian wife and mother in modern day society. I try to tackle and share some of my life’s hardest moments in hopes that maybe someone out there like myself can relate or find comfort/ humor in. If I have helped someone or made someone laugh during the process, then I find that this whole process was a success. My goal is to build a community of motherhood where we can all relate and share and provide support for one another, instead of breaking each other down – as I’ve experienced so much of.
The reason I came up with Gisella Knows Best was because I was tired of people giving me advice, criticisms, and judgement on my mothering – implying that THEY knew what was best. I had just given birth to my first son and was a little lost, I found myself with a lot of questions:
- Why wont my son sleep on his own?
- Why is he so fussy?
- Does he have colic?
- Am I smothering him?
- Did I choose the right diaper rash cream?
- Is it okay to eat/ drink this while I’m breastfeeding??
ETC, ETC, ETC.
You know, the normal thing first time mothers do – obsess and second guess every single decision they make towards their newborn.
During this process, you get a lot of advice from people – some not always merited. You have your seasoned mother hens trying to tell you that you are spoiling your baby if you hold them too much, let them cry it out, if you breastfeed your child past 3-6 months then you’re smothering them, etc.
You’re not always going to get the best advice. You just have to do your best to listen and weed out the advice that is right for you and your family. Like I’ve said in past posts, my son was a fussy baby – due to colic. He did like to be nursed often but was such a healthy baby that I knew I was doing the right thing by nursing “on demand.” I did not feel like I was spoiling him by holding him when he requested because during the process, I grew an amazing bond with him. One day, I’m going to be old news to him taking the backseat to his friends and lifetime activities so – I want to bask in his need to love me and have me near him. I don’t think that’s unreasonable.
So thus, that is how I came up with the blog name and Instagram handle of “Gisella Knows Best” not because I know it all – but because when it comes to me and my family, I know what’s best. I know what they need, from ME as their mother, their wife, their caregiver 🙂