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The One Thing You Need To Know Before Having Two Kids

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I didn't handle the transition from one to two kids very well. I've been trying to figure out why. Maybe it was just more overwhelming than I was prepared for. Maybe I needed more Zoloft than I was willing to admit. Maybe I was too rigid in my expectations. Maybe all of this has made me softer and more willing to bob along in the chaos.

My Limit of Two

Emily Nichols Grossi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Emily Nichols Grossi

Babies warm me from the inside out. Meet their elemental needs, and you are rewarded with a front-row seat at an incredible cabaret. In that promise, though, lies enormous responsibility and commitment. A bargain that I happily made -- twice! -- but do not wish to make again.

5 Ways Life Has Changed Since I Had My Second Kid

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Though I'm overjoyed to be reveling in what I feel is my "complete family," I can now say with complete confidence that having two kids is no freaking joke.

The Void When You're Done Having Children

Toni Hammer | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Toni Hammer

My husband had a vasectomy. Since we never planned on having kids in the first place, and now we had two children born 355 days apart, it seemed appropriate. It was the right thing, and the best thing, to do for us, our family and my uterus. What I hadn't planned for was "the void."

Can an Only Child Make Sense of Having Two Children?

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

I keep reading because I'm scared. I have no frame of reference for a sibling in my life and it seems in this case, I'll have to follow my daughter's lead, loving unconditionally, sight unseen, and just open my heart and share everything I have.

A Third Child

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I want to feel again that gasping, outrageous miracle of small feet pushing up into my ribs, to sense something somersaulting inside my body, to surrender once more to the incandescent pain of birthing a baby. But all of that is because I don't want this to be over.

Love: Unequal And Incomparable

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

My love for my boys isn't "equal" in height, weight or circumference. The love I feel for my second is absolutely incomparable to the love I feel for my first. As if it's a different color, a different language, a different texture or a different tonality.

Walk Slowly in Motherhood

Jessica F. Hinton | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Jessica F. Hinton

I think with one child, I could more easily trick myself into believing that I could set the pace of our lives, that I could still be this semi-massive orbit and my children would drift along by virtue of gravitational pull. I could be center and still be a mother.