I’m a worrier by nature. I read books by Experts and watch every news story and generally keep abreast of every danger ever presented to kids and every latest theory on how they should be raised. And while you should listen to doctors and read the latest safety reports, sometimes the best, most reassuring advice comes from other moms who’ve been there. Every Friday this month, I’m going to feature advice on motherhood from some wise and witty moms who know what it’s like to be a new parent.
– “Don’t feel bullied by other people’s advice. Raise your child the best way you know how, and if it doesn’t conform to the advice of your mother, best friend or latest parenting book du jour, it’s OK. Do what feels right to you.” — Sara R.
– “I wish someone had given me the marriage advice ‘don’t turn on each other.’ We made it through the sleepless nights et al but I wish someone would have warned me how tough it would be not to take everything out on my husband and vice versa.” — Jennifer E.
– “Advice I wish I had received for baby #2: Stop comparing! Your new baby will roll over, crawl, get teeth, etc on their own timeline. Don’t expect her first words at ** months just because Baby #1 did it.”
— Kristen S.
-“New moms need other moms to tell them they are ok. It is a tough job and we need the perspective of moms further down the road to tell us our kids (and we) are going to be ok.” — Crysti C.
– “Don’t buy all that extra stuff! Wipe warmers, expensive bottles, fancy clothes and overpriced gear. Babies are simple. Think simple. And try to buy consignment and used when you can. It saves your mind and your wallet!” — Kat M.
– “I always thought that those Hyland Colic tablets were a life saver for me when our babies would cry ALL night.” — Dawn H.
Thank you, ladies! We’ll do this again next Friday — I love it.
If you’d like to contribute your own Mom Wisdom to be used in a future Friday post, you can comment below or like our facebook page and comment. I can’t wait to see what ya’ll have to say!
This is Day 5 of 31 Days of Baby Stuff. Click here to read the rest of the series.