7 Things My Mama Taught Me about Being a Mama
Do you parent like your mother? When I first became a mother I stayed with my mama (and daddy) for about two years. In that time I took in everything I could from her – from how to change pampers, burp a baby and one of the best lessons of all? How to feed a baby table food. The only reason my three will willingly eat vegetables to this day is because I watched my mama put on an unbelievable, from the diaphragm, Oscar winning I’m-so-excited-about-these-vegetables performance to encourage my oldest to eat them. But there are certain things my mama taught me that I am most grateful for. Like:
- Make sure the kiddos have home cooked meals (protein, starch and veggie).
- Start my day before the kiddos when we’ve got some place to be.
- No make-up until sixteen and no over exposure of skin….EVER!
- Children should be seen and not heard.
- The constant need to offer kisses and tight, squeeze your rib cage hugs.
- The need to say I love you…often and with ease.
- The importance of affirming the beauty of my kiddo’s skin and hair.
What do you thank your mama for teaching you about being a mama?