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Lil Loves of Our Lives: Charlene Prince Birkeland of Yahoo! Shine Parenting


As part of our Valentine's Day coverage, we've asked fellow mom (and dad) bloggers and writers to share their thoughts on parenthood and the lil loves of their lives — their children — with us.

Today's mama is Charlene Prince Birkeland of Yahoo! Shine Parenting, and crazedparent. Her two boys, Nolan, 7, and Quin, 3-1/2, keep her busy!

lilsugar: Why didn’t anybody tell me (fill in the blank) about motherhood?
Charlene Prince Birkeland: Why didn’t anybody tell me that my teeth would go into a dental tailspin after being pregnant.

lilsugar: You know you’re a mother when (fill in the blank)?
Charlene Prince Birkeland: You know you’re a mother when your kid throws up on you and you don’t dry heave at the smell. But if another kid did it, you'd run to the nearest bathroom.

lilsugar: The best trick my mama taught me was (fill in the blank)?
Charlene Prince Birkeland: The best trick my mama taught me was how to swear in Spanish so the kids don’t know what I’m saying.

lilsugar: Helicopter mom or free-range kids?
Charlene Prince Birkeland: Helicopter mom or free range kids? A slight mix of both, but I lean more towards the helicopter-mom side. (Something else I got from my mom . . . and dad.)

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