I love being a second-time mom more than I thought I would

For many of us, being a first-time mom is overwhelmed by worry. It’s an adjustment second to none, and just when we think we’ve grown into our new role, our baby grows out of it.

Which is why I absolutely love being a second-time mom.

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Our children are listening even when the world isn’t

Before I had kids, I felt heard. I could call someone and fall deep into a two-way conversation, free of tiny shrieks, squeals and leg yanks. My days at work were spent in various meetings where contrasting ideas merged into one united goal. Dinner with the husband was spent focused on each other, and evenings were spent catching up intently on all the world happenings.  Continue reading “Our children are listening even when the world isn’t”

The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

You know what drives me crazy these days? When people can’t take a joke. In parenthood, this happens all the time. There was a viral post that a wife left for her husband who was tasked with watching their kids all weekend. It was filled with the most fantastic dose of sarcasm I’ve read in a while, referring to their kids as “the others,” and basically preparing her partner for real-life battle. Continue reading “The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile”

13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone

I had my second baby seven weeks ago, and unlike my first, I am much more relaxed about leaving said baby with dad and carving out some time for myself. Today I went to Target kid free, and I couldn’t stop giggling at the ridiculous thoughts floating in my head from the start of my trip to the end. Only fellow moms can share in these.  Continue reading “13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone”