“If I’d only known then what I know now, everything would have gone so much easier!” Sound familiar? As with so many pursuits, and definitely with parenting, experience is really the best teacher. But there are some pieces of advice — a little trick, a new mindset, a simple mantra — that can help those experiences go just a little bit more smoothly. All great parents want their kids to be better parents than they were, to learn from their mistakes and hopefully avoid them themselves — and sharing their own advice is the best way to make that happen.
That’s why in honor of Mother’s Day and those mamas who are leaning in to motherhood, we asked our Top 100 Mom Bloggers for the one piece of advice they want their daughters and sons to know before becoming parents. Check out what they had to say! — Max Minckler
Editor’s note: We’re celebrating Mother’s Day by celebrating leaning in to motherhood, and by recognizing the extraordinary women that are our own mothers. We hope that it will inspire you to thank your own mother, or the mother who most inspires you. Find more letters and stories about leaning in to motherhood here. And, of course, find your own Lean In inspiration at LeanIn.org.
What parenting advice would YOU give to your sons and daughters? Tell us in the comments!
Check back each month for a new set of insights from top mom bloggers — and check out last month’s piece, where mom bloggers share tips for those new to blogging conferences.