The greatest advice for a mother
Sometimes the best advice a mother can get is when another mom puts what she is feeling into words. Moms have such a variety of emotions, when they write what they are feeling it becomes the greatest advice for a mother even if they didn’t intend it to be.
I often read other incredible mom blogs and want to measure up to all these wonderful woman and there amazing talents. They all write such great advice and tips on anything you can imagine when it comes to any parenting topic.
I guess I need to get to the meat of my reasoning. I would love to let you in on some of the greatest mom advice I have gathered in my experience of the best job in the world. -Being a mother-
So here is a little bit of my feeling put into words. In hopes it will be as good for you to read as it was for me to learn.
Greatest Mother Advice
Time is Everything!
I know, I know. You have heard this little piece of info before. But I need to tell you, I have never in my life realized how precious time is until I had kids. They grow so fast and I still get little heart pings, when I come across an older picture or video and wished I had soaked in that moment a little more when it happened.
So when you are in a rush to get that chore done or frustrated with your little one pulling at your leg for attention. Take the moment. I can 100% promise you wont regret it. Time with them is everything.
Saying this reminds me of some of the funniest things my kids have done. Check these hilarious stories out.
Be a mommy first.
I may be getting a little ahead of myself with this one. You see- my oldest is only three. But I am a firm believer that you need to be a mommy to your child before a friend. ( Even with a three year old.) I can’t count how many times I wanted to not punish my son and just wanted to be his friend. But I know that in the long run we will be friends if I can show him that boundaries and rules are a part of life, and that he can come to me with any problem. A mommy first and a friend later.
Let them know they are doing good.
I was sitting in church a while back where the kids all got up to sing a song together. (My kids weren’t in the bunch.) When they had finished and returned to their seats I noticed a couple of situations where the parents didn’t utter one word of praise or state how proud they where. Crazy right? Kids need to know when they do a good job. I know the most cherished words out of my dads mouth to me was I am so proud of you and who you have become. This is how I know us as parents need to take those small moments and give our kids that praise they are hoping for.
Give at least one 30 sec. snuggle a day.
This is a must. You need this small cuddle time as much if not more then they do. One day they wont want you to hug them. So embrace it when you can. I usually try to give them a good hug before bed and really let them know how much I love them. If you are looking for advice this is the number one thing I can say to you as a parent. Its your job to let them know they are loved, this task belong to no one else.
This too shall pass.
This has a double meaning. Every time I would go to my mother for advice this is what she would say somewhere in the conversation. -This too shall pass-WOW! Little did I know this was meant not only for trial and sadness but in times of happiness as well. Yep. That mess in the bathroom or those pudgy little hands holding your face and saying, ” I love you Mommy.” These moment will pass. You will no longer have to teach potty training or wipe hands and faces. And when that time comes it will feel empty I am sure. Because that’s what a mommies whole life is built of.
The Learning curve.
I have learned that with each day that goes by I realize another important tip. These are just a few I have gleaned over the last four years and I feel like they are big ones. Some people will breeze through these learning experiences and not realize until later that it was meant to be a learning curve. It has happened to me. And that is why I will make an effort more every day to ready myself for the next tip I need to learn as a mother. I know more are coming my way.
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