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The Emotional Price Of Parenthood

The Emotional Price Of Parenthood

When I got married to my sweet husband we had a plan! I was on birth control and we were thrilled to start our married life together. I was starting a new job, and at the time we had a long term plan to wait two or three years to have children. We were thrilled about the prospect of having a growing family within the next few years but the idea of relishing in newlywed bliss was something we were very much looking forward to.

No one tells you that birth control can sometimes fail. And sometimes user error is the reason for that failure. And sometimes the user doesn't even realize that they are the reason for the failure. 

I was the user that failed to use the birth control correctly and therefore, one day, I realized that something wasn't right. My breakfast smelled terrible and it was making me gag. That had never happened before. (click here to read more!)

Parenting Is A Lot Like Swimming Lessons

Parenting Is A Lot Like Swimming Lessons

Picture this: It's the first day of swimming lessons. My son steps onto the top step of the swimming pool, sits down, gets out and says "all done mommy!" 

It's been a rough summer. We have given the "trust" talk more than I can count, endured screaming fits of anguish, temper tantrums abound, and finally a calm recognition that it may not be fun, but it's necessary to learn to swim. 

How is Parenting like swimming lessons? 

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