My oldest daughter Harlan has been very much in need of some mommy time. I knew when I became a mom of two that it was going to be difficult to find individual time for each of the girls. Harlan did so well with the transition of bringing Avery home and still loves having her little sister around all of the time. But she’s also finding that sharing mommy is a lot harder than she thought. She clings to me when we are out and has only wanted to have me help her when we are at home. I know she’s a mommy’s girl, but she’s never been this much of a mommy’s girl.
I’ve taken her neediness as a clue that she really needs some alone time with me. Being a big sister can be hard sometimes, especially when the baby requires so much of mommy’s attention. I was invited to stay at The Carlton Hotel here in New York City to experience their incredible Mother’s Day package they have going on. There was no better time than this one to bring Harlan for a little staycation and a little pampering right in our own city. She loves staying in hotels and loves doing girly things, so I invited her along with me for a night to ourselves. I told her it was an early Mother’s Day date with just the two of us.
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- Shared Spaces: A Look into Avery and Harlan’s Shared Nursery
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(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a complimentary night stay at The Carlton Hotel to experience their Mother’s Day Package. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)