This is such a tough question and I’ve wondered many times if anyone is ever really ready to become a parent. Especially the first time around. I was lucky to have a nephew and three nieces before Rooney came along, and while it was good experience, nothing can compare to the responsibility that comes with having one of your own.
We have some truly amazing friends. After Rooney was born our life group and other friends were gracious enough to bring over meals for us to have on hand as we transitioned into our new life as parents. As you know, we had a fairly rough start, and not having to think about cooking meals for the first few months was a true blessing.
We are ever grateful for their generosity. In fact, they were so good at bringing us meals that we wanted to share with you all what made it so great. There is definitely a right way to bring a meal to new parents and a wrong way. Thankfully we experienced the right way. We hope to follow their example when we are on the giving end in the future.
Kelsey and I have worked together for close to four years now. We absolutely love it. Some friends have told us that working with their spouse would be extremely difficult. It would simply be too much. At this point, I think it would be extremely difficult not to work with my spouse. In fact, while Kelsey was on maternity leave, it was difficult for us both to not be in the same building all day. Continue Reading…
There have been a few times where I’ve stopped myself from what I’m doing and thought about how I’m taking my role as a mom differently than Eric takes his role as a dad. There are things I do that he doesn’t think to do. Things I notice that he doesn’t notice. Things that I worry about that he doesn’t. These nurturing things are coming natural to me and I am really starting to love it so much.