My perspective as a parent has really changed between my first kid and my second. When I found out I was having my first baby, I dreamed of creating the “perfect” childhood for my son. When he was born, I went into hyper focus to ensure that I was doing things “right.” As time passed, he and I found our way together, and when he turned 5, we welcomed another baby into our family. As I look back on my time as a first-time parent and compare it to the choices I’ve made as a second-time parent, the differences are astounding.
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