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Your biggest learning as a mom...

What is your biggest learning as a new mom? For me, it is to let go of being perfect all the time and of the possibility to control everything. Sometimes I still get frustrated when my LO does not do as I imagine to be the perfect situation (such as sleeping until 6.30 am instead of 5.30 am) but am getting better and better every day at going with the flow ...

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Mona02638

Asked by Mona02638 at 4:07 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Never judge another mom's struggles to raise her child.Each one is trying hard to do what comes naturally for her family.
    MyrMar

    Answer by MyrMar at 4:09 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Patience, having children teaches you to have patience.
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 4:11 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • That each kid is different and lots of work..
    Claudiomom

    Answer by Claudiomom at 4:11 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • i've realized that with 3 kids no matter how much i clean my house will never be clean anymore, but i've learned to deal with that :)
    AWebber212

    Answer by AWebber212 at 4:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • How to function on non-consecutive sleep.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • not to ake a big deal out of everything. with my first born I had to have the best of everything and nobody could hold her, she couldn't leave my sight. I freaked over every little symptom and bump and bruise. But now with my second I am way more laid back.
    symle456

    Answer by symle456 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I've learned to go with my gut and trust my instincts. Especially when my DD was an infant, most of the time if I just tried to fill the need I felt she had at that moment I would do ok. It was when I tried to overthink something or listen to everyone else's advice that I would run into troubles. So I learned to go with what I thought was best, and that worked for me nine times out of ten.
    MaryMW

    Answer by MaryMW at 4:26 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • That do not set high standards for your kids...they will be who they are supposed to be with the proper guidance. I am a mom of 3 boys
    JennyMarie

    Answer by JennyMarie at 5:31 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I'm with Mary's answer on this question. I've always trusted my gut instincts. It worked pretty well for me most of the time.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • that the ability to be in control is most of the time beyond me.

    also that i will never judge another mother again.
    ibebreezy

    Answer by ibebreezy at 9:39 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

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