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When Lindsie Chrisley isn't starring in the hit reality show "Chrisley Knows Best," she spends time with her husband and 3-year-old son Jackson — which involves "playing dinosaurs and monsters" on a regular basis.
This month, the TODAY Parenting Team is celebrating all of the ways life changes after welcoming a child. Chrisley penned an essay describing the life changes she experienced after welcoming Jackson into her life.
When you become a parent, life changes in so many ways. After I had Jackson it seemed like life changed a lot. I didn't feel like it changed drastically in the moment, but looking back it certainly did.
I feel like for a while your marriage changes — for me at least. I fell so in love with Jackson that I almost neglected my marriage in a way. Not on purpose, but out of the newness in our schedule, and us making Jackson our first priority. Learning to work together and sharing daily parental duties is key. I got married and thought my heart was full, but then I had Jackson and realized there's WAY more room for love.
All modesty goes out the window when you have a child, and particularly if you are a “boy” mom. There is much talk about poop multiple time a day, throughout daily conversation. Playing dinosaurs and monsters is more common than being our human selves. Some days Jackson is Jackson and some days he prefers to be called Ramsey.
One element of our lifestyle that I refuse to budge on at all is diet. Almost everything that Jackson eats is organic. I feel that with all of the additives and preservatives in food, organic is the best option out there for him. I've been in many arguments with his daddy over this.
Strict bedtime is also super important! We read every night before bed and I truly believe literacy plays a major role in a child's overall learning, and growing imagination.
Out of everything in this world, being a parent is my most favorite title. I love watching my baby grow everyday and hopefully we will expand our family some day!
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