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Surviving the “Tired Years”: Five Ways to get through the early childhood years with your sanity and your marriage intact

Before our daughter was born, I thought parenthood would be a cinch.  First of all, we outnumbered our son 2:1, so what was he really going to get away with.  An additional plus, as the only grandchild, we were the happy beneficiaries of ridiculous amounts of love and support from our extended family.  Then we moved and our daughter was born.

Trust me when I tell you that having a second child changes everything.  We went from being reasonably rested, happy,…