The first year of Little Miss K’s live is a blur. She was my second baby and I had myself convinced I had this whole mom thing down. So much so that I didn’t think I needed to take a maternity leave. I mean, babies basically sleep all the time, right? There’s plenty of time to get my MBA, work my consulting business, keep up with the house, and be a mom to my then-21-month old and newborn. And spend time with my husband. Oh yeah, and care for myself. The only thing was, there wasn’t enough time. I learned that lesson the hard way.
When we discovered we were expecting baby number 3 a couple years later, I knew right away that I would clear my plate of all other commitments and allow myself to focus on bonding with my new baby and helping my family get used to being a party of five. He was born last March, so from then until August, I shed all work commitments and gave myself the room to slow down on my blog. I know that was the right thing to do. But I didn’t know the right way to do it.