Adjusting to two kids

WednesdayAugust 09, 2017

The reality of life as a mom to two little girls has fully set in since my mother in law left, I think having some helping me with the girls made life a little easier. But then all that fairy tale living came to an end about a month ago, and with my hubby working too it's been mostly me and the girls during the day so I have had to learn some tricks to help make life a little easier these days.

  • Plan, Plan, Plan! I am still very much working on this but I definitely do a lot better, with two little ones things can easily fall through the cracks so I have made a conscious effort to stay ahead of the ball, making sure to write down plans and organize my day ahead of time so as to not get into a situation where I am forgetting stuff or become stressed out. I even installed the Evernote app on my phone, just to help make my life a little chaotic. I literally write down my to do list for the week on there, shopping list and just a space to write down thoughts that cross my head. It helps to brain dump everything, because if I don't do that best believe it will be forgotten.
  • You can get a lot done during nap time, let's be honest sometimes when the baby naps I kind of take it as time to just seat down and enjoy a few minutes of zen time ( which is so needed every now and then)but if I did that everyday my house would be in shambles lol. So when ever the baby naps sometimes I literally have to force my 4 year old to sleep then, so that way I can get a little bit of laundry done or finally have time to do the dishes that have piled on all day.
  • I have learnt to wake up earlier, my body clock can't sleep past 8 a.m anyway, and with waking up early in order to breastfeed it's really hard for me to go back to sleep and sleep deep anyway, so I use those early hours for me time. I try to get some exercise in first thing in the morning when my husband is still home and while the kids are still on low energy or sleeping. Also it's a time for me to reflect, so even if I don't exercise that day I use that first one or two hours of my day to read my devotional and help start my day off on a good note. I noticed doing that really has helps to calm me and mentally prepare me for whatever the day will throw my way.

Honestly it's not easy having two little children and lately I feel very outnumbered, I truly have no idea how people that have 3, 4 or even 5 little children (you guys are the true MVPs) do it.  It's probably gonna always be nerve wrecking and a constant battle in my head of making sure I am raising them right and being a fair mom and sharing enough time between the baby and my 4 year old. I would really love to know how you mom's out there balance it all?