Sunday, May 8, 2011

Things We've Learned

In honor of Mother's Day and the fact that our 1 year blogiversary just passed (can you believe it?), MiCHill is sharing what we've learned so far about being mothers. Little lessons that have gotten us through the past year. We know there is still so much to learn as our kids continue to grow. And, of course, we always welcome your advice, too.

So Here's What We've Learned:

- While out, always get your food wrapped to go. You never know when you will have to make a quick getaway.

- Don’t be afraid to leave your full, loaded grocery cart inside, unpaid for, while you take your screaming child out of the store to have a tantrum over the fact that they could not eat the Oreos. Harris Teeter is used to it.

- When shopping alone, I will always let parents with kids check out in front of me.

- It is best to approach things with a sense of humor (thanks Rants from Mommyland).

- ALWAYS buy the big box of diapers. They are cheaper and you will use them.

- Get good headbands and ponytail holders. Odds are, you will spend most days with your hair pulled back.

- While breast feeding, or even while pregnant, if you decide to work out it is best to "double bag the cantaloupes" so to speak.

- Get good friends. Like really good ones. Ones that you can cry around for no reason, curse at for no reason, then hug it out for great reasons.

- Do not give a pregnant woman the advice to “sleep while you can.” First, it is useless advice. Second, they are already scared enough, so share something uplifting.

- You do not need to buy those shopping cart seat/cover things for your precious one. Really. By the time you figure out how to work it, get it properly situated, get it strapped to the cart, get your child strapped into the seat cover, you could have been in and out of the store already. Just use some wipes.

- Of course, some germs don’t hurt.

- Don’t be too afraid of the sun. Kids need to be outside.

- It’s okay to hire people to do things for you sometimes. Getting your house professionally cleaned on occasion does not make you an unethical person. It just gets your house clean already.

- Hug your kids. A lot.

Happy Mother's Day everyone.


At May 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Anonymous T said...

happy mother's day! these are really helpful and quite fun. i really love your site. i constantly refer to your recommendations for things to do in the triangle area. thank you for all the tips!

At May 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Hines-Sight said...

So true! I love the germ one about the carts.
Happy Mother's Day!

At May 8, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for all the wonderful advice on things to do in the triangle!


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