Congratulations! You're now the parent of a toddler. Let me be the first to welcome you to a world of big girl beds and sippy cups, of vanishing naps and escalating temper tantrums. It's a loud, messy place and it's occasionally frustrating but I'm happy to call it home.
When I think about the changes my toddler is experiencing right before my eyes, it's truly remarkable. She's gone through so many transitions in such a short period of time (potty training, ditching her binky, and starting preschool to name a few) that I can excuse some of her more demanding behavior.
Here's the thing about parenting: with every age and stage come new challenges. Here are 7 things I wish I'd known when I was a new toddler mom- some are silly, some are serious, but they're all toddler truths.