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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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It just takes time

Uploaded: Sep 18, 2019
Whenever I go running, swimming, grocery shopping, etc without my kids, I’m a little off. I almost always have at least one, if not 3, kids with me. I feel like I should have a little one in a carrier, be pushing a stroller, holding a hand, or at least keeping my eye on a kid so they are safe in the parking lot.

I enjoy doing these activities kid-free, but I’m still getting used to doing them solo. And, going through this transition myself is greatly helping me sympathize with our kids while they transition to and back to school. They may enjoy school, but they may just feel a bit off without me and/or their siblings close by. It just takes awhile to settle in with new classmates, new teachers, new rules and new schedules.

I need to remind myself that it just takes time. Nothing is necessarily going wrong. Nothing necessarily needs to change. And it is probably going to take each kid a different amount of time to adjust. And I’m finding out that it will probably end up taking me the longest to get used to our new routine.
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