lessons learned

The following is a list of things I have learned both the easy and hard way when it comes to being a mom and a decent human being:
  • Don't let your kids get overtired. It doesn't make them sleep better....it does the exact opposite!
  • Get showered and dressed ASAP in the morning. It makes facing the day that much easier when you have already tackled you!
  • A little fresh air will do magical things for the spirit. And so will dipping your toes into the ocean!
  • Two words - meal plan!
  • Read books regularly. Even if it takes you a year to finish a novel.
  • Teach your children to be respectful by respecting them from day one.
  • Breastfeeding can be one of the hardest and amazingly rewarding thing you do for your baby.
  • It is okay and necessary to take mommy breaks.
  • Ask for and/or accept help.
  • An disheveled home is perfectly acceptable and expected when you have small children.