"I'm not sure when parents today started feeling the pressure to throw an Instagram-worthy party at every birthday. I'm vowing to take it easy. I'm focusing less on the party details and more on my child. I'm focusing on spending as much time with them as I can on their special day and not on making sure my house is perfectly spotless or whether the homemade decorations are just right."

"When you become a parent, it's hard to turn off that part of your brain. When you're out with friends or on a date, there's a part of you that's thinking about if your kids are OK at home or that you need to wash a load of their underwear. (Like, really bad.) Or maybe you’re trying to focus on the adult conversation but can't seem to get "Itsy Bitsy Spider" out of your head."

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