While most moms aren’t keen on embracing unwanted advice, many have found some value and wisdom in other mom’s parenting style, tips, and tricks that they might want to give it a try. Here are some of my favourite advice from celeb moms that I love:
I’m not someone who lives like, ‘OK, this is a museum and you can’t sit here and you can’t touch this and everything has to be put in its place – the kids live here as much as we do. You come into our house and a giant elephant and lion are welcoming you. We have toys and things everywhere.
I will say that a lot of the fear comes from other people; if I had listened to all of my friends, I would have been terrified of pregnancy. For me, pregnancy was so great. Trust your instincts.
Every day, I try to live by the words of wisdom I received from a friend: 'Keep your heart where your feet are.' This means being in the moment no matter where I am, whether it's at work or home.
Accepting and realizing that you cannot do it all and learning how to delegate. I'm a major control freak, but if anything, motherhood has taught me how to let go. Whether it be for your work or personal life, it's crucial to find people who you trust and know can do your job as well as you, if not better.
I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.
Instead of focusing so much on how hard you work, focus on how you're going to recharge so you can come back inspired, energized, and, most importantly, happy.
I'm a perfectionist, and my girlfriend once told me, 'OK, so you didn't get all three girls' hair brushed or one is wearing mismatched socks. It's not the end of the world.'
Be open to any help. Many moms today feel they have to be supermoms, while historically we’ve always had a village to pitch in. I think it’s really important to know when to ask for help.
It passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
When my daughter was younger, I would say, “‘Chelsea, you’ve never been a baby before, and I’ve never been a mother before, and we’re just going to have to help each other get through this.”
The priority shift is a relief. There are so many things that used to monopolize my time and my energy that I realize now, in the face of being a mother, are just completely irrelevant.