A lot of parents buy the book Beyond Sibling Rivalry, but I suspect few buy it when one sibling is still in the womb. I knew I was just slightly premature in reading and annotating said book—but that did not prevent me from devouring it, my three-month baby bump just barely big enough to require elastic waistbands.
I’m a planner, a preparer, a think-ahead-girl, so it’s no surprise that I thought about the road ahead of me in minute detail. All parents do this: we prepare, sometimes ineffectively, for the kiddoes God gifts us with.
So how should we prepare our lives for children? Where should we spend our energy, focus our attention, or put all that new-baby gear?
There’s no way to perfectly prepare yourself for the reality of parenting, but I do think there are important areas to consider. Here are a few ideas:
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