I remember the 1st year of my youngest child’s life so vividly. When he was born I had an almost 2-year-old toddling around hungry for attention and not quite sure about this new little cryer invading her space. In a sleep-deprived coma, I would be nursing him while she was asking to play with me, get a snack, or read a book. She didn’t really understand why I couldn’t accommodate her at that EXACT minute. On top of that, she wasn’t potty trained yet and all that training was put on hold until I had the time and stamina to get it going again. That year was crazy. And also amazing! I learned really quickly what worked best for giving quality attention to each child without neglecting the other, which especially worked well when my partner was out of town on a business trip. Here are my top tips for spending quality time with your kids when you have a newborn at home.