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Things I Would Tell Myself As A New Mom

Nearly 5 years ago (on February 13th, 2017) I became a mom. Some days it’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years and other days it feels like I am still a brand new mom. There are so many things I thought would be one way as a mom that turned out another way. There’s so much you just can’t prepare for. It’s really a learn as you go kind of job. I have a lot of things I would tell myself as a new mom and felt like Liam’s 5th birthday was a good time for that.

Things I Would Tell Myself As A New Mom

Trust your instincts: It’s SO easy as a new mom to read every forum, website, blog, etc and second guess everything you think you should do for your baby. At the end of the day your mom gut is a real thing. I wish I had known this for so many situations. But, as moms we always know what’s right and best for our own babies. It may be totally different than what the blog you read at 2AM says about

It’s OK to do it your way: My friends are such great resources for parenting advice. There is SO MUCH we agree on and there’s a lot that we do differently. That’s totally fine! We all love our kids and want the best for them but every child and family are different.  I also do things pretty different than my parents did. I have really found my confidence as a mom and realized my way is the best way FOR MY KIDS. Even if it’s not the way others do it.

Enjoy the hard times: Listen, people tell us all the time when we are pregnant that the newborn stage is so hard. I honestly don’t agree. Sure it’s exhausting but that’s the easier kids will be for a while haha. They sleep, eat, and poop. So yes those times can be hard in some ways but also wonderful. Then there are the 2’s and 3’s which bring their own challenges but also so much fun! So even in the harder times just enjoy it. It goes so fast.

Always be prepared: Like a boy scout! Always have more snacks than you think you need, more bottles, extra clothes, etc. The time you don’t have those things is the time you will need them.

Take videos: We are so prone to taking tons of pics but TAKE MORE VIDEOS! I love watching videos of my kids through the years and I wish we had taken even more than we did.

What is something you’d tell yourself as a new mom?

 

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  1. jhondew wrote:

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  2. Lizzie wrote:

    These are such great tips! My sister just had a baby so sending this to her. I don’t have children yet but this is good info to know. Taking candid videos/photos is always something that I forget to do in everyday life (family, hubby, etc) – definitely need to do more of this.

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  3. Helena Marz wrote:

    These are great tips and advice to help other new Mom’s out there trying to figure out to do what is best for their children. I am not a mom but I can see it is a wonderful gift❤️

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  4. I think every new mom should read this. It applies to all of them. There’s no perfect way to be a mom!

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  5. Enjoy the hard times. Yes, wow what a powerful idea. I needed to hear that today.

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  6. These are some really valuable lessons we can learn from your experience. As a parent, it’s important to be always prepared.

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  7. This is real inpiring. I’m sure there are a lot of new moms out there, trying and learning to figure out what to do.

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  8. YES!!!! And I would add everything is going to be okay and it doesn’t have to be done to perfection!!

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  9. Rosey wrote:

    Yes, to trusting your instincts. I think even as new parents, we do instinctively know so many times, what is best for our children. That is great advice!

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  10. It’s going to get hard, as a mom, need to just enjoy as you go through. Great reminders!

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  11. These are really valuable lessons for a new mom! I need to share this with my cousin.

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  12. It would be trusting my instincts! They rarely go wrong and once they set in, we will always find a way!

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  13. Rosey wrote:

    Yes to being super prepared. Snacks or an extra outfit packed can save a day!! 🙂

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  14. Stephanie wrote:

    This is so good!!! I have a couple of friends who are new mamas. I should definitely send this their way as encouragement!

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  15. Kate wrote:

    I would say to not trying any kind of cry it out based sleep training and go directly to Susan Urban’s method (parental-love.com/baby-sleep-training). Also this is connected with the slepp training, but I would quite from the pcifier much sooner. It’s possible to achive this just by following this Hold With Love method.

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    • Hannah wrote:

      Susan’s method is so much better than any kind of CIO! They should tell you that in parenting school. It’s short, step-by-step instruction that has to work, right?!

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