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Why I’m stopping at two

Having children is bloody hard , even if your one of those carefree parents from time to time it’s got to be stressful. As soon as I had Alby I had people asking me if I was having anymore . This time I felt so different I knew I was done after two . I didn’t and still don’t now feel like I want any more children.

Why I’m stopping at two children

I have found going from one to two harder than I expected. Ava still wants all the attention and finds it hard at times when she doesn’t get it. This normally results in a temper tantrum . Which I completely understand why she is doing it but gosh they are draining.

Alby is such a hard baby as well I think if I had had him first it would’ve taken me a long time to come to terms with having a second. His just in to everything and ;


  • Ange

    Hi Jess

    I like your post, it is soo honest and without any pretentious fluff wors. You feel that for you 2 is enough and it probably is. And you are also right, if you had the boy first (as you describe him, sounds like my boy who is 3.3 now) you probably would have had enoug afte him. For me I feel that even 1 is enough as my son was such a hard baby and even harder toddler…Same as your son, he is into everything especially if it’s dangerous, constantly needing me and I have not slept properly since he was born. I love him to my bones, but oh boy does he get me to the end of my rope daily! So yes i do get you, it’s enough when it is..all kids and families are different and if we are to be effective parents it’s good that we know our limits and boundaries, it is important part of self-care. Best of luck!

    • Jess

      Thank you so much I’m glad you liked to post. I think it’s important to share that not everyone is loving being a parent all the time . Boys are hard right ! Xx

  • Mary

    I’m stopping at two as well, I don’t need to repopulate the world I also think it’s better to stop while you’re ahead than have too many little monsters running around screaming uncontrollably. I’ve seen that a few too many times!

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