I’ve been feeling like a complete sap lately watching all these sweet sentimental videos about 100 year old women giving advice about motherhood in honor of Mother’s Day 100th anniversary. It was so sweet, I had teary eyes and realized that most of the stuff in life that seems important is not. With this said, I reflected back on the past 14 months and thought about things I wish I would have known about being a mom before I became one.
1. You will learn what unconditional true love is on the deepest level
2. You will make mistakes and it’s okay
3. Millions of sleep deprived parents have lived through it
4. This too shall pass
5. Don’t sweat the small stuff
6. Take time to meet your child and develop a solid foundation of love and trust
7. Take time for yourself
8. Love conquers all
9. You will have a newfound understanding and respect for your mom and you’ll be closer than ever
10. You will think back to your childhood. Lots.
11. The days go slow, but the months go fast
12. You will feel like you’ve lost your mind a few times each day
13. Designer clothes, cute haircuts, the fanciest nursery – none of that matters
14. Let go of your need to be in control – it helps the insanity issue in #12
15. You and your husband will have a deeper connection than pre-baby
What would you tell your pre-baby self?
What was the best parenting advice you received?
What is your best parenting advice to a mama-to-be now?