Friday, August 28, 2009

100th Post Giveaway

It's my 100th post!

Thanks to all of my dedicated readers. I have so many ideas about women's health, childbirth, pregnancy, fertility, etc. I am happy that you have joined me in my journey!

"Enjoy this time with your husband...you will have kids for the rest of your life." - This is the a great piece of advise I hear from all my friends and family who have children.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
1. I want to hear the advise you have gotten as a mom or mom-to-be. Leave me a comment on this post. 1 entry

2. Tell your friends and readers about my contest on your blog. 1 entry


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21 comments:

Tammy Willard said...

The best advice I have ever been given was not necessarily advise, but the actions of my grandmother. She loved all of us no matter what we did, and she loved us all uncondiitionally. She taught me to accept and love our children no matter what. She was the rock in my family!

Great items you are giving away.

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Tammy Willard said...

I posted this on my blog. Thank you!

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Mia said...

you're a teacher, but also a student:)

Swaddle Babies said...

You'll receive a lot of advice by people closest to you and complete strangers. My advice to you: smile politely while listening, but always follow your gut feelings. Your heart will never let you down :)

Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com

John, Sarah and Maddie said...

The best advice that I never followed...sleep when the baby sleeps!

Anonymous said...

One great piece of advice I received was from my mother (imagine that!) and it was in regards to breastfeeding. It was during the time my daughter was a little over a year old and my mom friends either had already weaned their infants or were beginning to do so. Being a new mom I was conflicted, I didn't feel ready to stop, but at the same time when I told my girlfriends I was still nursing I was met with wide eyes and, "really, why?" responses which made me doubt myself. My mom told me to continue nursing for as long as I needed to and that when I was ready to stop I would know it. And so I followed that advice and nursed Francesca until she was 23 mos. I absolutely knew when it was time to wean and I am so thankful I heeded my mother's advice.

Marissa

cdziuba said...

My mom told me to trust my instincts. She was 100& right. cdziuba@aol.com

Lizzie said...

It's so cliche, but I've realized it is so true already and I've only been a mother for 9 months - "Enjoy every stage, they grow up too fast!"

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

minishoes1 said...

Try to stay calm and cherish your moments with your kids. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

trisha too said...

they really DO grow up fast, so enjoy them every minute. the days may seem long, but the years are so short . . .

sandtneal at mfire dot com

JuliaA said...

a bit of advice i've heard for during pregnancy is to eat candied ginger for the nausea/morning sickness.

Winter Witch said...

Not to pick up my baby all the time because I"ll spoil it. I didn't listen lol.

f.sarah said...

have faith!

Tylerpants said...

The best advice I got was to nap when the baby naps. How true! My son still keeps me up at night, waking up every 3 hrs for milk. If I didnt nap during the day with him, I'd be a zombie!

tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Hannah said...

Best advice - go with your gut. Even if every other bit of advice is well-meaning, you're the mom and you get to choose your own way of doing things. :)

Thanks H!

Claire Coleman said...

One thing I remember being told and I now pass along is that you'll say you will do this or won't do that, etc before having kids, but once they come you'll throw most of that out the window. I know I did. I said my daughter wasn't going to sleep with us from day one and day one she slept with us. I also said I won't use a pacifier and we used one. So things change and that's okay. You do what is right for you and your baby at the time!

Huguette E. said...

I've heard it a lot and it's true, enjoy every moment because they grow up too fast.

Daniel & Gretchen Miller said...

One of the best pieces of advice I was given, "this too shall pass". Every new stage has it's challenges and at the moment it seems monumental, but don't get overwhelmed cuz it will pass.

Katie Sears said...

The best advice I received is to write everything down. When precious or profound things happen you think you will remember it but you usually don't. There moments are precious and quick make a lasting memory and record it!

Jamie said...

The best advice I've gotten.."everyone and there grandmother will give you advice on how to raise your baby, just smile and say thankyou but know that only YOU know the best way to take care of your baby. Also "hug your kids everyday and tell them you love them, you just never know how much time you have with them".

Nancy said...

Someone told me to not be afriad of admitting your mistakes and asking forgiveness of your children. We teach our children how to live by how we live. Trying to convince your children (and yourself) that you are the perfect parent and have all the answers really sets you up for a fall. The words, "Mommy was wrong, and is so very sorry. Will you forgive me?" teaches a child about grace and love. And that's such a better lesson than teaching your child how to protect your pride.