Carly & James Shin

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

We’re Carly and James Shin. Loving parents of a boy and a Goldendoodle.

What 3 words best describe your parenting experience to date?

Teamwork, Magical & Non-Stop

What’s one of the hardest or most surprising things about being a parent that people wouldn’t expect or don’t usually talk about?

Mommy Brain & Mama Bear. Mommy brain – I can’t remember some things and yet it’s intuitively better in understanding what the little one is trying to say without words. Mama Bear moments when you perceive someone is messing with your child (grrrrr).

What were some of your “ this normal??” moments once you became a parent?

Does our baby have a flat head? (No) What are these red bumps- is it measles? (No) The color of poop.

What’s one of your favorite parenting hacks that helps keep you sane (that other parents should know about and start doing ASAP)?

Offense is better than defense – it’s easier to go out and “contain and entertain” than stay home and play defense.