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10 Things I Hear All the Time Now That I am a Mom of Two

By Lauren Jimeson |

It’s a big transition bringing a new baby into the home when you have a toddler around. Thankfully, we are now six months down the road and things are finally starting to fall into place. I am slowly finding my groove and getting used to being a mom of two great little girls.

The one thing that I haven’t gotten used to is all of the comments that I get from people when they see me out with both girls. I don’t know if it has to do with living in the city or if people make comments to moms of two (or more) all the time. But whatever it may be, I am completely shocked at how much I am spoken to about both girls or my mothering skills.

Check out the things I hear all the time now that I am a mom of two after the jump!

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Things I Hear All The Time as a Mom of Two

Wow. You have your hands full.

I hear this all the time when I have Avery in the Ergo and holding Harlan's hand. I don't think it looks that crazy to see someone walking down the street with two kids, but apparently some people do. We also have two dogs in our apartment. There are many times when I take both dogs out for a walk with the girls. That is when the comments really start rolling in. Almost everyone I walk by either stares or tells me I have my hands full. Again, I don't understand what all the fuss is about, it's just part of our daily routine.

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4 thoughts on “10 Things I Hear All the Time Now That I am a Mom of Two

  1. Meagan says:

    If you have a pair of leashes in one hand and a child’s hand held in the other, don’t you quite literally have your hands full?

  2. Soon to be 5 under 5 says:

    I can relate to this! I’m pregnant with #5 under the age of 5. I got this a lot with 2 under 2 and it increased exponentially with 3 under 3 and then 4 under 4. Now that I’m 17 weeks pregnant, I can’t go anywhere without the whole room looking at my 3 little walkers, the baby in my arms, and my pregnant belly. :) I work in NYC, BUT work from home in new jersey 95% of the time, so that I can spend most of the day time with the kids and work around naps, at night, etc. No one at even mildly understands the concept of 5 kids in the city, especially in the competitive, high stress field I am in. They thought I was crazy with my 4th and now people have no idea what to say – saying nothing or a simple congrats would be preferable to most of the odd, off the wall questions and comments I get. But to each his own! I love having kids close in age and love having a bunch of them. Congrats!!! :)

  3. Alison says:

    It is very clear to me that you are a young mom with enoug energy to keep up with two the way some 20 something’s keep up with binge drinking and club hopping. Good for you, but don’t patronize other moms having a harder time than you. If I had had my kids when I was your age and had enough money to live in NYC, I probably wouldn’t complain either. But, please know that those comments you are getting are likely from older, more tired moms and dads who have been through it themselves. have another two in your mid 30s and I doubt you will be so perky.

  4. Kristen says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I have a 9 month old and have often wondered what adding another will be like down the road.

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