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Toddle Along Tuesday: Mommy-to-be Advice

Mama G over at Growing Up Geeky said this week's topic for Toddle Along Tuesday would be advice to new moms-to-be and like so many other "veteran" moms out there I was happy to share my advice even if you all didn't directly ask for it :)

I remember reading a book in the 4th grade called "How to be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days" (yes, can you believe even in elementary school I was analyzing how can I be perfect?)  Anyways, I'm so glad I read it because the lesson from that book has always stuck with me even to this day and is really fitting for motherhood.  So here is the lesson:

Nobody is Perfect because Perfect is boring.

If you reflect on the times in your life that mean the most to you and the times that you really learned the most about yourself, all of them probably came along with some sort of struggle or hardship.  Motherhood is no different.  That isn't to say you might not be blessed with an "easy" baby, but even if you are, you'll still find your challenges, worries, and fears. 

But when it is all over you can pat yourself on the back because like everything else in life, you know going by your gut is way better than the book.  It won't be perfect, but I can promise you it will be the most cherished, demanding, and draining time of your life--- and it will have been anything but boring.

Don't strive to be the perfect mom, because the perfect mom is boring.  Have a little faith in yourself and enjoy the out-of-control moments.  You'll find your way before you know it!


  1. Great advice!! Thank you for sharing!
    Also - I really love the picture in your header!


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