"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

“Things You Know But Don’t Really Know” Series

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When I first started blogging, I did a 3-part series about things you know but don’t really know until you have kids . . . you know, like the fact that kids are so gross and dirty, or that they’re hoarders and moochers, or that they’re too honest and break stuff (a lot), among other things.

I think people inherently know these things about kids, but you don’t really understand them until you have your own. I know, I know, I used to get annoyed when people would tell me that, too. But, it’s true. And there is no way in h-e-double hockey sticks that getting a dog or other pet comes close to preparing you for having kids. (For the record, I never thought this. It was a friend’s idea. Ahem.)

So I wanted to share some of my own wisdom after popping out three of my own. This series is by no means inclusive, but I think it’s a good start. Check out each post below. And let me know what you’d add!

A Couple of Things You Know but Don’t Really Know Until You Have Kids

A Couple More Things You Know but Don’t Really Know Until You Have Kids

Even More Things You Know but Don’t Really Know Until You Have Kids

[Super huge big news sidenote: Jill from Scary Mommy “fell in love” with this series and ran the complete list on her site. To see it all in one place, please click here. I think I’ll go faint now!]

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4 thoughts on ““Things You Know But Don’t Really Know” Series

  1. I think there are things you know about children before having them, but it is often our own reaction that takes us by surprise. We all think we will be more patient and in control or our emotions as parents than we actually are.

    I came from the Hump Day Hook Up at A Mother Life.

  2. It’s amazing how those theories all fly out the window when children actually come along.
    Thanks for Hooking up to the Hump Day Hook Up

  3. Pingback: Do You Suffer from Post-Kid Stress Disorder (PKSD)? |

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