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Parenting Expectations Versus Reality

I got married a bit later in life than I expected. I wanted to be married by 28, have fun as a newlywed for a couple of years and then, when I was ready, start thinking about having a family. Despite all my life plans, things didn’t turn out that way (surprise, surprise!). Instead, I got married at 30 and my husband really wanted to start a family fairly quickly. Honestly, I was never really convinced I ever wanted to be a mom. But I realized I would probably regret it if I didn’t have children. So hubs and I started trying for babies a year after we were wed. And the following year, we were new parents.

I never really thought about what it would be like to be a mom as a young girl. But after we started trying, and certainly after I conceived, I thought about it a LOT. And, if I’m being honest, I had a lot of unrealistic expectations…

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