I will use my favorite catch phrase. I have two toddlers two months apart and a four year old. 1 toddler from China, and one from my Va-China. OOOOH BAD BAD BAD JOKE!!! Esp since she was a C Section baby. I couldn't resist. Too much chocolate today... I'm wired!
I have two daughters. One turns 8 next week and the other turns 11 in January. I'm LOVING their ages! My oldest in already entering puberty (yikes!) and we've had some great discussions. We started with the American Girl book, The Care and Keeping of You. It's been helpful. My 8-year-old now tells me that she's going to start taking showers when she turns 8--no more baths! (we'll see).
I have three - this month they will be 5, 7 and 9 (yes, all this month, lol). I wouldn't say it's easier now then when they were younger but it's a totally different type of crazy. Personally, I LOVE this stage now that they are all in school but that's just me. I love the sports, music lessons, soccer mom thing. I guess I'm not a baby person lol.