A Survival Guide for Introverts Parenting Small Children

Recently I saw a thread on social media in which other introvert-parents were lamenting how they never get to be alone anymore. One of the people on the thread hadn’t been home alone for over a year. She said that since her baby was born, her only time to herself was during her commute to work. Ouch.

I just want to tell this woman and anyone else that never gets time to yourself: I’ve been there and it wasn’t healthy for me.

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 If I Had The Chance To Do It All Over Again

Do you ever wish you could go back in time? What if you knew everything back in those first days of motherhood that you know now?

Here are a few of the things I would change if I could do it all over again…

 

1. I would not focus quite so much on my baby’s sleep patterns.

I was so fixated on trying to get my first baby to sleep through the night. I put a lot of energy into deciding which methods might be the best (least harmful) to make it happen. Looking back I realize that I was just scared I’d never get him to sleep through the night and therefore, I would never get a good night’s sleep again.

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Hide and Seek Letters

Hide and Seek Letters

Hunting for letters is perfect for acquiring and reinforcing early literacy skills; the rapidly-growing minds of toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten-aged children can all benefit from it.

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Teach Your Child to Identify Letters the Fun Way!

Hide and Seek Letters

Do you have a child who is learning to identify letters?

Hunting for letters is perfect for acquiring and reinforcing early literacy skills. The rapidly-growing minds of toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten-aged children can all benefit from engaging activity. Hide-and-Seek Letters is a fun way to teach young children to identify letters or a great review for older kids.

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Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Posts, Part 4)

A few weeks ago, I reached out to my community of amazing women and asked for some advice on becoming a mother of two children.

I asked only one question: “What do you wish someone had told you about having a second baby?” I was blown away by the responses I received. Women from across the country, with children of all ages, opened up and spoke honestly about their experiences of being a mother to multiple children. Continue reading “Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Posts, Part 4)”

Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Posts, Part 3)

A few weeks ago, I reached out to my community of amazing women and asked for some advice on becoming a mother of two children.

I asked only one question: “What do you wish someone had told you about having a second baby?” I was blown away by the responses I received. Women from across the country, with children of all ages, opened up and spoke honestly about their experiences of being a mother to multiple children. Continue reading “Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Posts, Part 3)”

Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I reached out to my community of amazing women and asked for some advice on becoming a mother of two children.

I asked only one question: “What do you wish someone had told you about having a second baby?” I was blown away by the responses I received. Women from across the country, with children of all ages, opened up and spoke honestly about their experiences of being a mother to multiple children. Continue reading “Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 2)”

Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 1)

A few weeks ago, I reached out to my community of amazing women and asked for some advice on becoming a mother of two children.

I asked only one question: “What do you wish someone had told you about having a second baby?” I was blown away by the responses I received. Women from across the country, with children of all ages, opened up and spoke honestly about their experiences of being a mother to multiple children. Continue reading “Real Advice for Mothers Expecting a Second Child (Guest Post, Part 1)”

8 Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Toddler Years

8 Tips And Tricks for Surviving the Toddler YearsWhen my son was a baby, I had a lot of reservations about my future as the mother of a toddler.

I don’t have a lot of patience. I like my house to be fairly clean and organized. I like quiet. I don’t like early mornings.

I used to think of the toddler years like I view my yearly pap smear. Get it over with and move on. But now that my own agent of chaos is in the midst of this stage, I actually find myself enjoying it. Continue reading “8 Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Toddler Years”