My lovely friend Sara is up today for the Mommy Diaries. You can read her original post here:
and this is what she thinks 5 years later:
Highlight of motherhood: seeing your babies grow and develop into little people with their own passions, personality, and talents.
Hardest part of parenting: I'm sticking with my answer from 5 years ago- the guilt. I still can't come to peace with this. Everything I do I second guess. Needing to be at work, me time, husband time, friend time, family time, etc I can't stop the guilt from clouding everything thing I do. This ties into the advice question cause I find unsolicited advise creates more guilt for me. Everyone has an option on how to do things or what works for their kids and then I feel guilty if my kids aren't measuring up.
Guaranteed meal: hands down-pizza!!
Best product: Aiden and Macy love toys so they are pretty content with anything put in front of them but I would say long term for all ages would be the I-Pad. Both kids enjoy this technology and have for years. I'm sure they'll be using this for many many more years to come. It's good for entertainment and education. Worth every penny spent (so is the heavy duty case to protect it).
Best piece of advice: see above. I hate unsolicited advice so I'm not giving any. Every child is different so what works for one may not work for another. This became glaringly obvious with my kids regarding sleep. Aiden was the worst sleeper and I tried everything everyone told me to do and nothing worked. I ended up sleeping with him for the first 3 1/2 years of his life. When Macy came along I was ready to have another sleeping partner, well at 6 weeks old she simply just started sleeping on her own through the night. No sleep training, no crying, nothing. Kids are different so I've got no advise. Do what feels right and don't listen to the garbage social media puts out (oops I guess that was advice...)