Balancing parenthood

I need to find a way of combining my interests with having a child. It's obvious life can't go on like before my daughter arrived, but I don't want to sacrifice everything I hold dear in the name of "caring for my child". I don't think that will benefit her in the long run.

She needs parents that care for her, but at the same time care for themselves. Keeping interests and values alive is keeping an intact and evolving identity, something I want my daughter to have aswell. If I'm supposed to be a role model, I need to live by those aims. Telling her to explore and indulge in things that attract her and at the same time sacrificing my own "attractions" in life will present her with double standards. And it's probably easier for her to mimic what you do, than just do what you tell her to do.