Canton Mom Sarah Radcliffe

The Wayne County mom talks about hospital bag musts, tips for those early weeks and more.

Don’t tell Sarah Radcliffe, an expectant mom of twins, she can’t “have it all.” Already mom to 20-month old Annabelle, Radcliffe works full time and loves it.

“I still plan on having a successful career, three kids, two dogs, a household to take care of and, yes, a small social life,” she says. “It’s important to still have personal goals and be an example to your children that you can achieve those goals.”

Hospital bag ‘must’: ChapStick – hospitals are so dry!

Favorite baby gift: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play. I actually just purchased four of them for the twins (two for our bedroom and two for our downstairs). They are amazing!

Tips for the early weeks: Just take it one day at a time. Having a newborn can be overwhelming but they really grow up so fast.

Hardest part of being a new parent: Before becoming a parent, you had some control over your days. I have learned to go with the flow a little more.

Best part of being a new parent: My evenings. We have family time every night all together from dinnertime until bedtime. We have a no cell phone rule during this time.

Best part of raising a family in Canton: I have found several amazing support groups for moms. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at NorthRidge Church is amazing, along with several online mom groups. I think it’s so important to come together as moms and support one another. We also love our church family at Solid Rock in Plymouth.

Dream for your children: That they will be happy and healthy productive members of society and that they love God with everything they do and make a positive impact on this world.

Special perspective: Motherhood is the toughest, most rewarding, greatest adventure you will ever be on. There will be days you’re not sure why you ever became a mom, but many more days you wouldn’t change it for the world.

More about Sarah Radcliffe

Age: 29
Gig: Regional director of revenue management, Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel
Spouse: Douglas Radcliffe
Latest additions: Expecting twin boys, David and Noah, Oct. 14, 2016
Older sibling: Annabelle, 20 months
Hospital/birthing center: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
OB-GYN: Katie Bernardoni, M.D., IHA Canton Obstetrics & Gynecology, Canton

Photo by E Schmidt Photography

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