February 15, 2012

Advice Your Mom SHOULD Have Given You

There comes a time in every mom’s life when you say to yourself, “Why didn’t my mom ever tell me these things?” What’s some of the top advice your mom should have given you? Here’s my list: 
  1. Your child may be a picky eater, but they will eat anything from the floor or that comes from a trashcan.
  2. When your child uses the “F” word and uses in in context, don’t laugh.
  3. Move your “fun times” stuff somewhere they can't reach it, or preferably a locked box. They will find it and either model it for you or play with it. Again, don’t laugh.
  4. Even though you said you would NEVER yell at your child, you will.
  5. Baby wipes are for more than butts; keep them everywhere!
  6. Buy more diapers than you think you’ll need, eventually you will run out and freak out; if any are leftover when he outgrows them, give to charity or another family.
  7. Trial-by-fire is great, but Google is better. 
  8. You will never eat by yourself again; there will always be some little person's germy fingers in your plate. Watch out and don’t stick them with your fork.
  9. All diapers leak.
  10. The weight on the box of diapers is NOT how much they will hold. 
  11. You do not have to have your kid potty trained by the time they are two years old. Stop stressing out about it!
  12. Stop trying to keep up with the other mom’s in your playgroup, they are not June Cleaver and neither are you.
  13. Your kids are more important than a clean house.
  14. You will talk about the kids during date night.
  15. It's okay to talk about your parenting failures as well as the triumphs.
 What advice do you wish you had been given?


  1. I had to smile at so many of these...very, very true and well said! #5 and 7, especially:) xoxo

  2. Cute post!
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  3. I love this post : )

    I wish I would have been told that it's okay to cry out of frustration. That after three hours of listening to your child cry and throw a tantrum its okay to be frustrated and want to just lock yourself in a room by yourself.

    And that those days will eventually end.

    I went through a HORRIBLE terrible two/threes with my son.

    Thankfully he is five and now we have more good days than bad : )

  4. Ha! Appreciate the wisdom for times to come :) Following you now from the FNF Hop! Would love if you'd follow back!:

  5. Wow it's like you read my mind:) I also wish that someone told me that as soon as you sit down to breastfeed the phone will ring, your older child will need help in the potty and the cat will knock over your daughter's cup of milk. This has happened a few times to me :/ Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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