Since my daughter, Annie, was born, my wife and I have dedicated our lives to her. From soothing her in the middle of the night to taking her to Disneyland, all of the effort has made me feel like a pretty great parent. But then something dawned on me the other day: she likely won't have any memories of these first few years!
Back in my super-broke days, I used a dollar store pregnancy test to find out I was pregnant with my first son.Did it feel just a little bit sketchy? Yes. Was it effective? You tell me: the kid's now two and a half.
My second child has received a completely different sort of parenting than my first. It’s a hard thing to admit, that I’m not “fair.” Slowly, though, I’ve come to realize that it’s okay that my second doesn’t have my full attention all the time.
Keeping a gratitude journal has taught me coping skills that make me a better mom. When the world is piling up on my shoulders, sometimes being grateful is the only thing keeping me from a complete breakdown.
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