Birthday Series: Advice to my 29-year-old self


Don’t roll your eyes when someone tells you, “They grow up so fast”.  It’s true.  The days are long but the years are short.

Don’t forget you are making one of the most important investments in your life: be patient with the short humans.

Take lots of pictures.  Okay, you can go overboard on this one.  Don’t forget to enjoy the moment, too.

Accept the fact that you can’t get it all done. Make peace with routine.


You won’t always be so tired. Nap when the kids are sleeping.  You need it.

Thank God for guardian angels.  A mother of multiple children cannot be in two places at once.  You need help.  Don’t doubt that you are a good mother.

Don’t mop the floor the day you get home from the hospital.  Leave it dirty.


Small children sap your social energy.  As an introvert, you need time to refuel.  Say yes to books: they will be your lifeline.


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