It’s true, us Hispanic women are very independent, have strong opinions, and we can do everything ourselves. We are too proud to ask for any help. Boy, has this changed for me in the last 3-4 years. If you’ve ever seen the Luvs commercials where the mom is super protective of her first child, and then she’s more relaxed with the second. That was me! It was really toward the end of my pregnancy with my second child, Luke, where I had to suck up my pride and let others help me.
My husband’s parents live an hour and a half away and my mom lives four hours away, so we are used to doing the day to day stuff on our own, but boy oh boy would we be absolutely lost without them. Fast forward to 2016 and now I truly realize it does take a village to raise kids these days. We could not do this life without them and their help.
Seeing other families I realize how maybe it was just meant to be that God chose us to be parents for 4 kids so young and close in age. Honestly, it’s no easy task to watch our kids. It’s tough for one person to watch all of them. We’ve never gotten a babysitter for this exact reason. You need two people to be able to complete all tasks before bed…feed, bathe, play, and put to bed. Easier said than done.CONTINUE READING