I recently shared my one year postpartum update that you can read about here. I thought I would piggy back off of that and share my thoughts on motherhood and what I have learned throughout the past 12 months. You can read my thoughts with our first son here.
It definitely has been a year of growth for our entire family as we have transitioned and adjusted to our new “normal”. Although we have had some challenges, we have also had so much joy, laughter, and an immense amount of love. I would love to know anything you learned going from one to two little ones!
1.Flexibility is key – we like to follow a “loose routine”
2.All babies are different – there is no one size fits all
3.Do what works for you and your family – you are the only one in the day to day
4.Plan one on one time with your older children…it is a big change for them
5.Do not get caught up in social media motherhood and “expectations” with different stages- kids will be kids!
7.Fill your own cup
8.Communicate clearly with your spouse – they can’t read your mind or know how you feel
9.Support and encourage different personalities/ strengths with your children and verbally let them know – there is so much power in words
10.Soak in each stage and appreciate it for what it is- they pass by quickly
BONUS: Find people who support/encourage you or make you feel valid. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those people when you need it!
As always, sending light and love