Becoming a mom is exciting and frightening in all kinds of ways. We want to compile a list of advice we would love to have known when becoming a mom. With your help!
Will I understand what my child wants from me? What if I can’t breastfeed? What is going to happen to my relationship? Am I going to withstand the judgement of others? We have all been there and looking back, we realized it's not worth the worry!
What about you?
Do you have any advice you would give to yourself as a new mom? We asked around and here are some of the ones we really enjoyed and definitely get on board with:
Don’t let the small stuff get into your head! If it doesn’t matter in 5 years it doesn’t matter at all. -Jennifer K.
Enjoy those younger years, because they do grow up too fast. -Madeleine
It’s not about raising and creating a child, but to help and support them to become the person they are supposed to be. -Joy
Let your child be a child. And allow yourself to be human. -Kelly
Listen to your own advice and don’t worry about others. Also: don’t shame others yourself. -Cindy
Do. Not. Compare. Not your parenting style. Not your kid. Nothing. -Jennifer S.
Don’t stress about the big events (Birthdays, Christmas, …) and cherish the small stuff, because memories can be made every day! -Marie
You don’t have to be your child’s best friend. Be a mentor and supporter and their greatest cheerleader. -Caitlyn
Do you have any more advice for younger moms? Let us know in the comments field below and we’ll add it to our list!