Tag: second child

The Birth of my Second Child: How My Life Became Complete & I Stopped Wishing For a Daughter

I always pictured myself with a daughter. I didn’t just hope for a daughter one day, I flat out assumed I would have one. We would play dress up and do our hair and nails and go shopping together. She would ask my advice on fashion and boys and life and I would teach her

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From Carefree to Velcro: Celebrating the Differences Between Siblings

When I was pregnant with our second child, I found myself imagining what this new little baby would be like. Would she have the same personality as her older sister? Would she be just as good of a sleeper? I certainly did not expect her to be a cookie cutter replica of our first daughter, but

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The First Birthday of the Second Child: Making It Special

I believe this is an oft-described phenomenon, but I have been noticeably more lax in my approach to planning my second child’s first birthday.  By “lax,” I mean that the afore-mentioned “planning” has consisted of me making a mental note every time I look at my calendar and remember that the baby is turning one,

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On Being a Mompreneur: Lawyer Edition

As I sit here, typing this blog post, I am suffering from some serious writer’s block.  It’s not for lack of topics to blog about, as I am chock full of those.  The block is being caused by my apparent inability to focus on any one topic long enough to put together a coherent post.

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Wisdom Wednesday

Keeping things “fair” between siblings When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really on top of the whole “building positive sibling bonds” thing. I bought Nate a doll with his own bottle, diaper and bib. I read “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish three times. We took books out of

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