I haven’t been a mother for very long, but I have gained some wisdom within these three short years. Motherhood is a melting pot of a journey. There are good days, excellent days, terrible days, and horrendous days. But each day, there is a lesson. Every single day is a learning experience. Children can be the best and the worst. And that’s okay! Sure, we want our children to be the most perfect little angels. But honey that is not the reality. Again, that is okay.
To bring a sense of calm and community in mothering, I asked a few mothers for some advice they acquired in their years of being a mom. Here is some reassuring advice for mothers.
- “Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself. Happy mom, happy baby.
- “Enjoy every moment; time moves fast.”
- “Create structure.”
- “Pouring into yourself is equally as important as pouring into your child.”
- “Follow your heart and intuition! Your baby will trust you if you trust yourself.”
- “Live in the moment! They pass you by otherwise.”
- “Protect your peace.”
- “Proverbs 3:5. Once you affirm and believe that, know you’ve got this!”
- “No one else’s view of you matters but your child’s.”
- “It’s okay to apologize to your child(ren).”
I have to say that these words of wisdom definitely meant so much to me from other women that walking through motherhood. I also have a few to pass along!
- Take all the pictures and the videos. And print the pictures!
- Always be attentive in how you react to your circumstances.
- Be gentle with both yourself and your child(ren). You are both learning from each other.
- It does not matter what your kids eat. As long as they are fed!
- Every moment is special.
- Your baby loves you regardless of your failures. They love YOU.
Some of this advice really resonates with me as a mother. I remember what it was like when everything was so new. The experience was definitely nothing that I expected it to be. Hell, it still isn’t! But I can say that it’s a journey worth taking.
I hope that you take away some of this advice and remember that you are doing an exceptionally excellent job in being a mother.