What is the best mom advice you can give or have received?
Can Give: My husband asked me this one evening while we were eating dinner shortly after I had Bowie and I looked at him straight in the eye and was like, “I have no advice.” Haha! In all seriousness being a mom is hands down the hardest job I’ve ever had and it’s most certainly not one size fits all. Human beings are so complex, heck we are even still studying them and haven’t even scratched the surface and I just think that no amount of advice, mom books, or even asking others can even prepare you for what is in store because … no one is you and no child is your child. Anyone can swap and share stories and support and love each other during the early years but no amount of studying can prepare you for being a mom. I am in the camp that truly feels like it doesn’t get easier, it get’s just as hard – but different. I mean, I’m 35 and I still need my mom. We all do. So if you are able to, tell her you love her and that she’s doing a good job.
Have received: I’m not sure if this counts as “mom advice” but when I was pregnant with my first I was just such your “typical girl who is pregnant for the first time” and worried about gaining weight and at once particular weigh in at a routine visit my sweet nurse looked at me and said, “Sweetie, settle in.” And truer words have never been spoken. The best “life advice” came to me when I was in the hospital giving birth to my stillborn son. The days were heavy and hard and my amazing angel of a nurse told me to when it’s too hard to take one day at a time you simply have to, “just take one minute at a time, that’s all you can do”. And that’s helped and carried me through these past few years as I entered into motherhood. Sometimes when you are struggling, it’s important to remember that if you can just conquer this minute – you’ll be ok and you’re doing the best you can.