10 Things I Did As A New Parent That I Would NEVER Do Again

As a first time parent there are always things you do because you’re a nervous newbie who’s learning on the go. Or in other words, new parenting is basically trial-by-fire and sometimes it can be explosive, especially those breastfed baby poops.

Here are a few things I wouldn’t do as a new parent if I had the chance to start all over again.

  1. Throwing big birthday parties

Since my former husband and I started celebrating our daughter’s birthday with a big celebration, it means the expectations are set high. To pull back and say, “Oh, let’s just havefamily over for cake” right now would be an epic fail because expectations have fallen into place. This does NOT mean that I can’t say, “Hey daughter, parties are expensive. Let’s scale down this year,” but it does make it harder.

Truthfully, I have one child and I don’t mind celebrating her birthday in style, especially for the first birthday (which is really a party for the parents, but maybe I would’ve gone more low-key after that until kindergarten). Once you set the bar high with anything in life, it’s hard to lower it; it’s key in all aspects of parenthood to set realistic expectations for our children.

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Live and Learn,

Laura

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2 thoughts on “10 Things I Did As A New Parent That I Would NEVER Do Again

  1. Tiffany says:

    I agree with the BIG birthday parties. I look at pictures of my first child’s, first birthday. 50 people, catered, big decorations, ect. And I look at my fourth child’s first birthday. Homemade food, maybe 20 (most being family). At this point, as long as they have a pinata its a party !!! lol

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