What I’ve Learned from Raising Two Boys – #MoreToLuv

When I was younger, unmarried and thinking about my future, I always knew I wanted to be a mom. It was just one of those things that you feel and you know.

My mom stayed home with my brother and I, so I knew I wanted to do the same for my kids as well.

And when I imagined my future family, I couldn’t help but recreate in my mind what I grew up with myself:

mom, dad, brother, sister.

Obviously, Graham came along shortly after Brooks {19 months to be exact} and here we are – two sweet little boys later.

I wouldn’t change a thing, I obviously love both my boys and whether we decide to add another tiny human into the mix in the future or not, I wanted to pop on today and share with you a few things I’ve learned from raising two boys.

First – Mine may look alike, but they are completely different. Brooks is more calm, cool, collected {most of the time} – and Graham is more fiery, passionate and a tad stubborn.

Brooks follows the rules and Graham thinks the rules don’t apply to him.

Graham is a lover + cuddler and a Mama’s Boy. Brooks likes his space, want to learn, know + understand exactly how the world works and wants to be exactly like Dad.

I thought with Brooks being such an easy first child, and with everyone telling me the second child is way easier than the first – that I would have two calm little babes – not the case. Graham is his own little person with his own intense spirit and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Some of these differences have a lot to do with their difference in age.

Obviously, Brooks wants to learn, read, spell, count because he’s older and doing these things in school. And while Graham is just starting to really speak in sentences, Brooks is learning to spell and write his name! A lot changes in these two years that separate my boys.

The one thing thats interesting to me, watching Graham now is that I feel like I missed a lot of this age with Brooks – because Graham was a newborn at this point! Things were a little crazy with two under two!

While they are very different in most every way, the share one common love – PLAY!

{specifically wrestling – <insert eye roll here>}

Since Graham can now talk, the way they play together is amazing and so much fun to watch. {when its not wrestling} It’s amazing to watch them build together, use their imaginations together or just run around and chase each other at the playground.

Or while Christmas tree shopping, as seen in these photos!

I am very blessed to call these two beautiful boys mine.

They are both smart, sweet, creative, caring, curious and strong. They teach me something every single day and it’s amazing to watch them learn, grown and explore the world around them.

Aside from the personalities, appetites and sleep schedules being so different with raising my two boys – there is one more thing that I have to share.  When you’re a parent for the second time, you don’t trust something just because it costs more, you trust that it works – at least that’s how it was for us!

With Brooks we tried out every diaper under the sun, but after years of use {and lots of money spent} it was clear that the best for us is Luvs – and it’s now even more affordable – which was amazing for us, especially back in the day when I had two in diapers at once!

So if you are a new mama, first or second time mom or a mom-to-be, be sure to head out to retailers near you and check out the new Luvs lower prices.  Trust me, it took a year of trying out all.the.diapers. with Brooks – with Graham, the second time around was much easier to make the Luvs choice!

This review was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management, Luvs was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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  • Reply Patty December 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Leslie, you certainly make me a proud mother/grandmother! You are doing a great job raising those two beautiful sons and I am so blessed to be able to share in their growth and development as often as I can! As Graham said this past week, “Mommy, calm down”, I just about died!

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