Heres the thing that everyone knows... If you have a baby, you're stuck with that other person for at least 18 years. That being said, its not easy. My son's father and I don't always get along. We don't always agree. But at the end of the day we both know that our differences don't matter. What matters is our son and his happiness. So we decided a long time ago to be fair.... and honey.... fair ain't easy. I have full custody of Hudson but I split time with his father as close to 50/50 as we can.. we split holidays, we split birthdays, we split everything, not because I have to, because I WANT to. I think every child needs structure in their life. It's made a world of difference in all of our lives.
It's cool to be able to experience parenthood on both sides. I've learned that how I interact with Hudson's dad really does matter. I now understand what it's like to see things from a dad's point of view and it's totally changed my perspective on parenting!
Happy co parenting!