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Notes from the Journey of Motherhood

By Jeana Lee Tahnk

Hello, fellow Huggies fans! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jeana Tahnk and I'm thrilled to be writing for Huggies. Welcome to the wonderful world of babies! I have three of my own. Well, only one actual baby, who is 6 months old, and two older "babies," a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old. Yes, my oldest comes up to my chin and weighs 90 pounds, but in my eyes, he'll always be that little newborn with huge cheeks and massive amounts of hair. I think all parents can relate to how hard it is to see their kids growing up so fast.

I'm excited to share my experiences as a parent with you, offer tips, commiserate about sleep deprivation and revel in the joys of parenting together. Like you, I am constantly balancing kids, work and home while trying to be the best mom, wife, daughter, friend and employee I can be. I remember when I was growing up my mom told me over and over again that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, and she wasn't kidding. It wasn't until I had kids of my own that I could really appreciate the wisdom behind her words.

I strive to live a simple life, as much as that's possible with three kids(!), and look forward to the nights when family dinners and movie nights dictate the calendar rather than sports and activities. I love being active with my kids, and now that it's spring, we'll enjoy brighter days with after dinner walks and bike rides.

I don't have all the answers, and some days it seems as though I don't have any. After all these years, three kids in, I still question my parenting decisions on a daily basis. What I do know is that Huggie's Tips & Advice is a place to share experiences and offer anything helpful that I have learned during my tenure as "mom" for the past nine years.

And this thing called parenthood? It is the hardest job in the world, but it's the very best job, too.

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