This is how I blog most days. Baby on my chest, snoozin away. For a few weeks after she was born, I was all kinds of turned upside down. Going from one to two kids, though not impossible, was not easy. I found myself falling into bad eating habits, not taking care of myself and being a zombie in general. I wasn’t sure how much time I would devote to writing.
I was pleasantly surprised to figure out that the worst of it ended quickly. I figured out a routine that worked for me and went with it.
first things first: WAKE UP BEFORE YOUR KIDS
I know it sounds trivial, but if I can wake up and have breakfast and a cup of coffee, I am much better for the rest of the day.
Your house may not be perfect. Ever. Get over it. Toys are intrusive little buggers and they spread like wildfire.
If the three year old wants to eat nothing but bok choy and strawberries all day, so be it. He’ll eat more eventually.
If you hand off your kids for an hour to your husband as soon as he gets home-don’t feel guilty. You need time for yourself too.
Your dinners may not be as fancy, but they will be just as nutritious if you plan ahead.
If people are offering way too much unsolicited advice, and they’re condescending or hurtful, feel free to tell them where to stick it.
Never leave home without the ergo or moby wrap. They ARE your friends. As is your iphone for long car rides. The 3 year old will kill your score on plants vs zombies-don’t take this personally.
Udder Covers/Hooter Hiders are great, but don’t feel bad EVER about feeding your baby.
Most of all. Remember these times. They are gone too fast.