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Time to check in on Jen Schefft Waterman, the gorgeous gal who stole America's heart during her stint on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Jen might not have found love on reality television, but she's currently happier than ever with her husband, Joe Waterman, and their two kiddos, Mae Elizabeth and Charlotte Grace.

So, what advice does this former ABC star have for fellow parents? "Every new parent needs to trust their own instincts and do the very best they can," Jen tells mommy blog Tackling Mommyhood. "There is no need to try and be perfect because you’ll just set yourself for failure. Just know you’ll make mistakes along the way and that it’s okay."

In fact, Jen has made a few mistakes of her own! "In the first month or so, I was a disaster," she says. "I’d have play dates set up at the park and be waiting at the wrong park for an hour. I threw away my car key in a public trash can instead of throwing out my coffee cup. The worst thing I did was put Mae in her car seat and not strap her in. I just completely forgot! I noticed quickly, thankfully, when I saw her trying to climb out!"

Wow, Jen's life sounds so hectic! Who else would watch this lady and her fun-loving kiddos on a reality show? Answer: everyone.

Source: Tackling Mommyhood

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