Carissa and I love to google. You name it, we’ve probably googled it. We wanted to share with you all our top pieces of advice from our favorite mom blogs. We hope you find the advice helpful on your journey to MOM smarter, not harder.
“As cliche as it sounds, we have to take care of ourselves too or we will drown.”
“It is ok to not be ok. It is not ok to allow our trauma to make us feel like we are drowning.”
“I plan to continue working on myself for me and for my family.”
Love That Max
“When Max was little and people would say “As long as he’s happy,” I’d bristle. Because I wanted so much more for Max. I wanted him to achieve his physical capabilities, whatever they might be. I wanted him to be able to express himself with sounds, words or whatever worked for him. I wanted him to learn to read and write. I wanted him to have friendships. I wanted him to gain independence. I wanted All The Things.”
“I am sure that you have heard, “sleep when they sleep,” more times than you can count. The truth is that isn’t always a possibility…”
“This time will soon pass. Keep telling yourself this on the days when you are having a hard time, when you are bickering with your partner; when you feel overwhelmed.”
Cup of Jo
“Don’t compare your career to anyone else’s.”
“Boss like a woman.”
“For a while I was committing to a lot of things, personal and professional. This was honestly a recipe for disaster. It left me feeling depleted and worn down. I was over-working and didn’t have time to rest. I had to pull back and really assess everything I was juggling. Are the things that you are doing aligned with your long-term and short-term goals? If they aren’t, consider saying no. We can become so far off our journey because we have not allowed ourselves to say no.
Saying no allows you to not take on more than your schedule can allow. It also allows you to ensure that you are focusing on the items that are important to you, and not overwork yourself.”
Diary of an Honest Mom
“The irony is that for many of us, motherhood is the thing we try our hardest at, and simultaneously the thing we feel most guilty about getting “wrong”. “
Mimosas and Motherhood
“Just like every woman and every birth is different, so is every c-section. Recovery time can vary from person to person. Some things, like problems with the incision, underlying health conditions and needing an emergency c-section, can also make it take longer to recover.”
“If possible, avoid going up and down the stairs. Set up a station on your first floor with everything you need, including supplies for changing diapers and changes of clothes for baby, as well as food and water, so that you also don’t have to get up and down too often.”
“You don’t earn a medal for trying to push through your pain postpartum! Taking the pain relievers prescribed by your doctor is incredibly important. These could be a prescription pain medication or an over-the-counter (OTC) option like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).”
“Just as a reminder, every pregnancy is different. Every women’s body is different. What works for some when it comes to diet and exercise while pregnant might not work for others and that’s okay! You have to do what’s best for your body based off what your doctor says.”
Frills and Drills
“By popular demand, I am sharing my kids closet makeovers as quickly as possible. The picture quality isn’t fabulous, but I know you guys won’t mind. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me document the process of these closets over the past couple weeks in my stories. After posting about them, I received so many inquiries as to where the pieces were from, what sizes I chose, and how I configured them. So I’m here to share all the details and hopefully inspire you to overhaul your closets! I am LOVING the amount of storage and organization they now provide!”
Raise Her Wild
“Here’s to the friends who show up.
And sit beside us.
Through it all.”
Have a great day!
That is our round up of our top pieces of advice from our favorite mom blogs. I hope that some of this advice resonated with you like it did with Carissa and me, or that maybe you found a new blog to enjoy!