If I knew then what I know now

For the moms with older children, either in High School, College, or adult, I would love to know your best “motherly advice” for the newer moms. We can all use a little guidance and help with parenting. What would you have done differently? What would you never change? What are your proudest moments?

3 Thoughts to “If I knew then what I know now”

  1. Michelle

    We all know parenting is one of THE toughest jobs. There are no manuals and there aren’t always clear right and wrongs so we trudge along the best we can. I have three sons – one a sophomore in college, one a junior in high school and one in 7th grade. I tend to be a stricter mom and play by the rules. If the law says you don’t drive with a friend in the car for 6 months, then you don’t do it. It’s been hard to stick to those kinds of rules because many parents don’t but I feel it’s important to teach them to follow the law and teach right from wrong. Most of their friends parents didn’t and don’t follow this and as a result, my kids think my husband and I are mean. At the end of the day, it’s my job to be their mom, not their friend. I try to stick to my guns but it’s hard sometimes.

    1. kileywag1

      Thanks for your response! I glad to hear other moms play by the rules they set. It’s super easy to give, but you nailed it. We’re their mom, not their friend. My way if thinking is we have to get them prepared for the real world and the real world will not always give them what they want! Good for you Michelle! You’re a great mom!

  2. Heather

    One of my favorite quotes is: “The days are long, but the years are short.” -Gretchen Rubin

    I always remind my mom friends with younger children of this. In the midst of all the hectic, craziness, don’t forget to take it all in and cherish every moment. They’ll be grown and on their way out of the house in the blink of an eye. We can’t get these days back.

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