Things you miss from pre-parenthood life
Doing things on the spur of the moment
Becoming parents turns even the most spontaneous of us into strategic planners. While it makes day-to-day life easier, it's also natural to miss the freedom of being able to grab your purse, your keys and run.
Actress Kate Hudson puts it this way: 'I feel like my son needs his routine - but for me I need to step out of my routine.'
The trick is to allow yourself some flexibility: for instance, skipping toddler group on a glorious day, and having a picnic in the park instead. While your days still have a framework, everyone needs to be impulsive once in a while.