I got married about three weeks ago, and everyone has asked how married life feels. I think it feels about 0% different that non-married life. However, five months ago when my husband and I bought our "baby" a.k.a. our house that needed some serious love, it most certainly changed my life forever. Last week, my colleague wrote about how her puppy is preparing her for parenthood, which inspired me to consider some of the ways our house is prepping us to be parents. We may not have pets, but I am confident our home is giving us key lessons in how to raise a baby as a team.
Parents, I don't know how to do it, but I guess I'll figure out some day, because I'm not doing this house for nothing. But seriously, I hope you give yourselves credit for all of the hard work you do every day. And I hope you'll join me in grabbing some chocolate every now and then. You deserve it.
P.S. Our house doesn't actually look anything like the photo above.
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