A Few Things I have Learned...

Monday, March 12, 2018

The last three months of being a parent of twins (and a toddler) has kinda rocked my world.  I remember hearing parenthood was hard before I had Fox, and then Fox was born, and it totally changed my world, but you can't really imagine what being a parent is like until it happens.  Same is true with twins.  People tell you it will be difficult, but you don't really know what that means until you do it.  Can you do it?  Sure, but it is still difficult.  So I have spent a lot of time thinking about what is important, what makes my life better and easier, and things I am grateful for.



This is a semi-random list, but these are the things I have learned since becoming a parent:

- Treating a shower like a treat makes every day as a mom better.

- Routine and good habits makes parenting 100% easier.

- Almost everything you need to do can wait until tomorrow (except loving your family).

- Staying in for dinner is easier than going out (especially when we have eggs).

- Getting outside improves my mood (and Fox's mood) by at least 50%.

- Imperfect isn't always bad.  One of my favorite sweaters is missing a button.  The mess of toys on the floor means Fox had a happy day.

- Gratitude for life and a little mascara makes for a beautiful mother.

- Making cookies always makes the day better.  Eating more than one cookie always makes the day go worse.

- Family dinner is insane, but totally worth it.  Do it every night and it will pay off.

- There is no such thing as doing nothing with your kids.  When I am sitting on the floor, holding my twin boys and listening to my 3 year-old, I am doing something important. They need me, and need my time, hugs, and listening ears.

8 comments

  1. Very good lessons learned! I just have to disagree with the cookie point. Two makes the day even better! Ha ha!

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    1. Ha! Well, I always feel terrible if I eat too many, and I typically have a hard time stopping once I get going, so I am trying to learn the one cookie lesson😁

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  2. Love this list! I had my first baby a few weeks after your twin boys and all of this is so true. Especially that everything can wait and staying in for dinner.

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  3. I love this. Such a good list of insights! Thanks for sharing

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