When The Terrible Two's Aren't So Terrible (Share Your Moving Moment!)

So, in addition to my gig as mom to a six-year-old, four-year-old, and a newborn, I have a two-year-old son. 

Usually, when people find out that my son is two, I get the typical sympathetic head shake. “Oh man,” they will say. “You have got your hands full.”

It’s no surprise that my son is a very busy guy indeed. I love being a mom to a boy, but I will tell you straight-up and honestly, he exhausts me in a way that my daughters never have.

6 Gifts to Help Out a New Mommy

Now that I’ve been a new mom twice, I’ve seen some of the most helpful things you can do for a new mom (and tried desperately to keep them in my brain so when it’s someone else’s turn, I can remember what I most appreciated).

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How Having a Newborn Keeps Me On Time

I have a very bad habit. I am habitually late. It’s not something I’m proud of, it’s just something that always happens despite my best efforts. No matter how hard I try, I am always late. I’m certain it’s because I always underestimate how long it takes to get ready and overestimate how quick it will take me. It’s one thing to get out of the house on time, it’s a whole other ball game when you add four kids to the mix. However, I’ve noticed something since I’ve begun more outings with all the girls together. I’ve found that I’m now on time, or at least “less late”.

How Having a Newborn Keeps Me On Time

An Adorable Set of Amani's Newborn Pictures

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I am so grateful to have been able to hire a professional photographer to take Amani’s newborn pictures. I didn’t have to put any effort into creating the gorgeous images besides making sure Amani was fed and happy. Though our newborn session was scheduled a little later than usual, Amani was one month at the time, I loved how it captured her so well. Alert and wide-eyed, she was absolutely adorable in her pictures. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you all because really, who doesn’t love newborn photography?

Baby's Adorable Newborn Photos

Adventures with First Foods

We just started Macks on solids at the beginning of the month. At six months, I thought he was really ready for solids. He was always reaching for my food and trying to put it in his mouth and took a huge interest when he would sit with us at the table during dinner time. 

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