posted on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Before I was pregnant a normal day meant getting up a 7.30 and getting ready for work, which I think is much easier than getting three kids ready for school! My kids are, Ruby who is 7, Millie who is 5 and Archie who is 2.
Now a normal day means getting up at 6.30, making lunches, making three different types of breakfast, cleaning up the kitchen, getting everyone dressed (rush, rush, rush) doing everyone's hair, packing bags and eventually getting myself ready.
The most surprising thing about motherhood is how much responsibility I now have and also how I didn’t appreciate life enough without any responsibilities! Also the unconditional love that you can have for more than one child.
Before I was pregnant I wish I'd known how good life was without being responsible for other people – I should have stayed in bed for longer in the mornings and gone to more movies during the day!
The hardest part of being a mum to three is finding enough one on one time with each child – and making each child feel really special.
My favourite parts of motherhood are the laughter, love and the feeling that we have created our own little tribe.
Even though I didn’t always agree with the way my parents parented me I now see what they did was right, and that has been such a big help (since I’ve turned out to be such a model human being!).
The best parenting advice I've been given is: 1. One warning is always enough. 2. Stick to your guns. 3. Never threaten with a punishment that you won’t go through with. 4. Love hard, laugh hard and give as many sloppy kisses as possible!"
nicole is a baby space contributor and also blogs at little liberty.