When asked how many children I have, I’m always shocked to hear my own answer. Do I REALLY have FIVE kids?
If having five kids has taught me anything, it’s taught me that being a mom is about so much more than what I first thought.
Breast vs. bottle. Epidural vs. natural. Co-sleeping vs. independent. Age of potty training.
Pssshhh. None of THAT even matters. Birth plan, schmirth plan. By numero cinco, the ONLY plan for us was to get the 9 lb. baby outta there.
And out he came. We’re surviving, occasionally thriving, and always learning. Here are some unexpected lessons I’ve learned along the way:
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