Two under two
So, I contributed to a book. I’m just as stunned as you are. It’s called Two under two – coping with a baby and a toddler.
Celia Anderson contacted me via Twitter and asked me to detail my experience as a mother who had two children under the age of two. Lex and Thalia are no longer under two. Lex is four and Thalia is two. She still found my experience valuable as someone who made it to the other side. These photos are from that toddler + baby phase.
That’s one of the wonderfully sad things about having kids; they continue to grow and change and the toddler + baby phase passes quickly. The days drag on f-o-r-e-v-e-r but the next thing you know they’re wiping their own butts and pouring themselves glasses of juice.
The book details subjects such as breastfeeding, how to deal with having more than one person who needs all your attention RIGHT NOW, how to facilitate bonding between the toddler and the baby, finances, dealing with teething when everyone decides to start growing teeth at the same time, and (I think this is one of the most important points) how to find time for yourself amidst the chaos and keep yourself sane.
It’s a great resource and I’m not just saying that because my interview takes up three pages. I wish I had this book available to me when mine were little. Instead I tried several failed attempts at joining mom groups to have someone to lean on and learn from. Reading this book would have much better use of my time.
Two under two – coping with a baby and a toddler is available as an ebook for Kindle users. So there’s no need to worry about your toddler finding it and ripping out the pages. You can purchase the book here.