Stay at home parenting: love the kids, hate the work.

Stay at home parenting: love the kids, hate the work.

I recently spent some time with a group of parents of young children.  As the little ones explored the new toys and each other, the parents sipped on coffee and remained poised to wipe drool and catch stumbles.

One mother was commenting on how difficult it has been to adjust to “not having a job” after transitioning to being a stay at home parent of three children.  As I watched her littlest crawl and wiggle her way to the edges of the play area and keep going, I knew that this was not an entirely accurate statement.

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Motherhood Monday: Morning Mayhem

Motherhood Monday: Morning Mayhem

It's Monday: grocery shopping day.  A day that I both look forward to and dread.  Tackling the grocery store with two small children can feel like an impossible feat.  

The kiddos head downstairs for round 1 of breakfast with their dad, while I take a shower.  This may be the only quiet time I get all day.  I try to savor it.  

I'm tired.  When will I not be tired anymore?  Ever?

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