Things No One Tells You About New Motherhood

Tricia Steele
4 min readNov 10, 2020

(and what you should consider before deciding to have children)

There are many things people tell you about motherhood.

This is my list of what was not mentioned. Or not mentioned enough.*

1. You should strongly consider not having children until at least one if the following is true (and preferably two or more):

  • You do not have the need or desire to work.
  • You have a job that allows you to leave at any minute, be…
Tricia Steele

Lover of words, woods, math, science, and anything done with conviction. founder³, currently writing and teaching one intensely curious fourth grade boy.