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What I Wish I Knew Before There Were Two

by Haylee Hackenberg (follow)
Happy mothering, Haylee xo https:/ www.instagram.com/thislittlelife_
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My son has just turned one, and as I reflect on the year that has passed, here are seven things I wish I had known about being a parent of two children.


1. You will miss your firstborn "like your left arm that's been lost in the war" - to paraphrase a favourite song.

2. You will feel guilty about this. Then you will feel guilty about feeling guilty. There will be so much guilt!

3. Despite the often thrown around "second child syndrome", you will be a better parent the second time around. You'll feel guilty about that too.

4. Firsts will be measured differently. Forget the first word; what about the first time your children made each other laugh? Truly magic.

5. Siblings don't necessarily bond straight away. And that's ok.

6. It's hard not to compare, but try to resist. Each child has their own unique personality.

7. There will be some bad days. There will be a lot of mediocre days. But there will be a lot of good days too. And those days will make them all worthwhile.

What do you wish you knew before there were two?

Read How To Handle Sibling Rivalry
Read To Dummy Or Not To Dummy
Read How To Deal With Your Child's Night Terrors
Read Raising Happy And Positive Kids
Read The Seven Sins Of Motherhood
Read Returning To Work After Maternity Leave
Read Rainy Day Activities At Home
Read Why Fine Is Not Enough
Read How To Help Your Kids Get Along

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