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Meet Caroline, the Other Mom

 

The Full Story

Here's a little about me.

I'm in my 30s.  I grew up in the midwest in the 80s. I went to school for journalism.  I met my husband, we got married, and we had two kids immediately.  They're born exactly a year apart which was probably the hardest thing I've ever experienced.

We moved to the country, a not so small town in the Northeast.  We survived the baby years.  And now our kids are in elementary school. 


Once the older two were off to kindergarten, we missed those sweet baby years and had our third. 

The third time around was so much easier.  Maybe because I wasn't pregnant and I didn't have a one year old to care for.  I chalk some of it up to experience, some of it to being too busy to overthink things, and some of it is just straight up me taking the time to enjoy each stage because I know firsthand how quickly it all goes.

Which got me thinking...  I have learned a lot and if I'd known then what I'd known now, maybe it would have been a little easier the first two times around. I truly did learn from my mistakes.  My style of parenting now is much more laid back.

I started this blog with the intention of providing inspiration, stories and advice.  Take it for what it is.  I'm not an expert, I learn as I go.  But I do appreciate the beauty in the little things and those moments you never want to let go-those are my own inspiration. 

I have been published on Her View From Home, Scary Mommy, Filter Free Parents, TODAY, For Every Mom and others. 

Beyond the hard parts of being a parent which you really can't anticipate until you are one, I've discovered that motherhood is all about the feelings.  The feelings of love, pride, guilt, fear, joy, sadness... these emotions work their ways into everything.

Please don't take it too seriously.  Anything.  My writing.  Parenting.  Life.  It's way too much fun and it goes way too fast.  That's one thing I can say for certain!

So let me share with you!  Bring some coffee (or wine!) and we can talk anything.

Cheers and happy reading!