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Things I Didn't Realize Until My Toddler Started Walking

By marylweimer |

If childhood is a series of one developmental leap after another, few are more significant than a baby’s first steps.

And while you’re there in the background cheering them on, it can be bittersweet watching your little one walk away from you for the very first time. It’s also educational: you don’t know what you don’t know until your kiddo starts walking.

Here’s what I learned.

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Things You Learn When Your Toddler Starts Walking

Toddlers Have One Speed.

Can you guess what that speed is? That's right: fast. It's amazing how much ground my daughter could cover in no time...she always kept me on my feet!

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Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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