Q:

Any advice for future Moms?

  • Nicole says:
    Enjoy them...don't take them for granted. The time goes by so fast.

  • Francine says:
    Patience is a virtue, love it , live it, be it

  • Amanda says:
    Don't be afraid to hand your little one off to a loved one if things get too stressful

  • Rachel says:
    When you think you're prepared, you're not....there is always something no matter how big or small you'll forget and don't be in a hurry...lol

  • Amanda says:
    trust your instincts and to breastfeed

  • Melissa says:
    Just take it one day at a time and trust yourself!

  • patrice says:
    just make sure you're ready and prepared 2 be a mom!!! mentally, emotionally, spiritually and FINANCALLY

  • Nicole says:
    PUT GOD FIRST IN ALL YOUR PLANS...

  • shauna says:
    take it one day at a time .....have .paitence ...........enjoy every moment you have with your children ...........they grow right before your eyes ......

  • Aimee says:
    As much as you try to prepare you'll never be ready for what's coming. Just take things as they come.

  • Anonymous says:
    Enjoy them why they are young. They grow up way too fast!

  • Tarsha says:
    BUILD A GOOD FRIENDSHIP WITH YA KIDS AND THEIR DADS

  • Angela says:
    Relax and enoy them, the time does actually just slip away right before your eyes

  • Jessica says:
    Enjoy every single minute! Even the hard times!

  • Victoria says:
    Enjoy every moment of your child...they grow up fast!

  • Lory says:
    As hard as it might be, enjoy every moment for what it is. Don't get upset over things, as they will be the moments you remember forever.

  • Amanda says:
    love every min they grow too fast n remember that u once where a child try and remember how it was for u.. understanding is everything

  • Micaela says:
    LOVE THEM BE THERE FRIEND AS WELL

  • Anonymous says:
    Go with the flow....

  • Jenae says:
    Pack your hospital bag early!

  • Laura says:
    Enjoy the cuddles while you can!!!!

  • Anonymous says:
    don't take anything for granted

  • Kate says:
    Listen to advice, but don't take it all to heart. Follow your own instincts and believe in yourself.

  • Melissah says:
    Do whatever feels right for u and bub.

  • Jamie says:
    Listen to your mommy instinct. It will always lead you in the right direction.

  • Melissa says:
    Patience, and you can never give to many hugs. Dont be upset by failure, be proud of the little accomplishments.

  • Leah says:
    A million diffrent anwsers for evey question u have about ur child. go with what u feel is right

  • Amy says:
    take every day as it comes and be patient with your children also show them unconditional love!

  • Jacqui says:
    cherish every moment even the ones that seem bad at the time

  • Pamela says:
    Pray get on your knees and ask for wisdom,patience and decernment. Don't be to hard on yourseif. You will learn. Being a mother is the hardest job in the world but also the most rewarding. Do not take it lightly, and don't be a friend to your child you are a mother not a friend. Sometimes that means saying no and not giving in. Love them unconditionally. Becareful kids learn by watching the adults in their lives. Be patient you may think it will never end but it does. All in all I'd do it all over again. Also listen to you gut feeling it usually is right!

  • Hilda says:
    its a lot of fun so enjoy it

  • Melissa says:
    Trust yourself and don't let other peoples criticisims get to you. There is more than 1 way to complete a task and just because someone else does something a different way, doesn't make your way wrong.

  • Anonymous says:
    Remember it is all just phase it will pass soon and you will be missing it

  • Sarah says:
    Just to enjoy your babies they grow up fast and the years will pass you by .

  • Deb says:
    Hold your babies all you can, talk to them, take them on walks, read to them, play music, let them get dirty when they play outside, let them explore (within reason, of course). Nap when they nap, the house will always be there to clean.

  • Desiree says:
    Just take it easy, be patient and teach them to sleep through the night fast!

  • Carly says:
    okay, erm ... always make some time for 'me' time. and the first few weeks get as much sleep where possible.

  • Lisa says:
    Don't listen to anyone, always go with your gut feeling when it comes to your kids.

  • Sarah says:
    Nah............ every kids different, most advice just annoys you when your pregnant cause you end up with too much of it LOL I remember

  • Natasha says:
    Nothing can prepare you to be a parent - no books, no advice, nothing... you learn as you go.

  • Diana says:
    Enjoy every moment it goes too fast. When you have a gut feeling about your child or how they are feeling weather sick or healthy go with it more than likely you are right, doctors aren't always right go to the doctor or er again if you need to, it worth the time and money.

  • Dominique says:
    Enjoy every second as they grow up so so quick.

  • Mary says:
    Donot ever neglect your children for what's going on around you. They are a blessing not a burden and you can learn from them just as they learn from you.

  • melissa says:
    Yeah love them for who they are and not what you want them to be. Give advice not orders. And remember everyday is a special day not just the holidays. I f you have more than 1 child remember they are their own person.

  • Ashley says:
    WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE MARRIED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY.

  • Angie says:
    Love your children and spend all the time you can with them b/c they grow up way too quick.

  • Paula says:
    you know your child best! dont let other people tell you how to bring them up!

  • Sarah says:
    Take every moment you can to enjoy them growing up because it doesn't last long

  • Claire says:
    enjoy it.

  • lindsey says:
    patience, get as much sleep as you can before the birth and when baby naps, go for a natural birth( if you tell yourself you can do it, you can!) or maybe not lol... but you wont regret it...or maybe you will haha

  • Bonita says:
    Follow your instincts and pray alot!!

  • Ewa says:
    enjoy pregnancy, and being a mum, its so rewarding

  • Tanya says:
    Be gentle on yourself. To receive help from other people is a blessing so take it. Trust your instincts and learn to trust your husband's instincts. Be gentle towards your husband's mistakes...so what...the diaper isn't on perfect. He put on one blue sock and one black sock on the baby. It doesn't matter. Allow him to bond with the baby in his own way...you'll be grateful you did.

  • Anonymous says:
    I don't think I'm the person to be giving advice.

  • Kat says:
    Love your children with everything you have. Sacrifice for them first. It will be worth it in the end. They grow up and spread their wings before you know it.

  • Amanda says:
    enjoy every moment of it there is nothing any more exciting than spending time with your kids you never know what to expect.

  • Mel says:

  • Anonymous says:
    Take your time, get your life in order first. See the world, get a degree or two.

  • Kaylia says:
    Enjoy every second of it. They really do grow right before your eyes!

  • Michelle says:
    Trust in Christ.

  • Anonymous says:
    Enjoy it all take lots of pictures and videos to remember the moments because they grow so fast. Before you know it they're not your babies any more.

  • Emma says:
    You are their mother and you know best. My 2nd child was sick all the time an doctors kept saying she was fine babies cry at 3 we finally found out she was allergic to a lot of things. Trust yourself

  • Carie says:
    watch out for the teeth they might draw blood if you get too close

  • DESIREE says:
    JUST KEEP GOD NUMBER ONE IN EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN

  • Marie says:
    your life will never be the same. if ur selfish motherhood is not for u cos for the the rest of your life your kids needs come first.

  • Lisa says:
    Nope. Not really. I think so much comes from our own experience.

  • julie says:
    Be patient. time with your child is precious and you never know what tomorrow holds.

  • Victoria says:
    dont fall alseep with baby in arms ...hard habit to break when its time to return to work...(smile)

  • Kisha says:
    Everyday is a new day, enjoy it because your child is truly a blessing!

  • LaKisha says:
    Dont have kids till you are happily married

  • Rebecca says:
    Love every moment of it!

  • Tina says:
    You will never really be completely ready!

  • shanna says:
    being a mom is tough you might not think you are any good but sfter holding your baby you will change your mind

  • Kelly says:
    Parenting is SO NOT taught through text books.

  • Amelia says:
    Just remember stuff is just stuff all they really need is you your the best toy and playmate out there.

  • Anonymous says:
    Have your kids before you turn 40

  • Wyona says:
    Pray for your children, take them to church, give them to Jesus with His help you can do it!

  • Michelle says:
    Good Luck!

  • Just says:
    Enjoy it while they're young cuz they grow up and backtalk before ya know it! And around the time they turn 15 they stop givin kisses and love you's..until they're about 20... so take em while you can and get lots of em!

  • Anonymous says:
    Just be patient and take the time to listen to the little stories they have to tell you even if you've heard them a hundred times. Enjoy them because they are special gifts from God!!

  • crystal says:
    Be very prepared. Dont take any second for granite....listen to them when they talk even if u dont think its important cuz to them it is. And PATIENCE......have lots of patience.

  • Cassie says:
    It's tough at times but it's the best job you will ever have!

  • Amber says:
    Get ready! It's the best....

  • Kristen says:
    Your kids will grow up in the blink of an eye so take lots of pictures and enjoy every moment

  • Charlie says:
    enjoy every moment

  • Tonya says:
    i'm still learning, so i can't really give all that much advice yet - except to have fun with it and enjoy every moment!

  • PAULA says:
    DONT WORRY, BE HAPPY.

  • Mari says:
    Trust yourself, and trust God

  • Anonymous says:
    Never have too many people in your house post-delivery!

  • Anonymous says:
    Dont take anything for granted. Take care of your kids the best you can, and ask for advice when you feel needed, dont be embarrassed to ask anyone anything. Love your kids!

  • clare says:
    dont be scared to ask for help, no one is perfect

  • Jennifer says:
    don't stress yourself out over anything

  • Carol says:
    love every moment they grow to darn fast.

  • Kita says:
    Raise your kid(s) in a good way, put them in car seats, don't leave em alone in the tub etc so much to say.

  • Emma says:
    enjoy your rest while u can lol

  • Krystal says:
    Just do things your way to the best of your ability, you wont always be right but at least you raised yor child the way you wanted and done youe best rather than raising them the way other people want you to and regretting it later in life.

  • Jordan says:
    Be ready, and love as much as you can.

  • Elz says:
    just relax take each day as it comes

  • Joanne says:
    Don't worry if you can't afford to give your kids all the latest expensive things they want, as long as you are there for your kids that's all that matters....

  • Jennifer says:
    Everyday is an adventure- Enjoy every minute because you can't turn back time!!! Don't sweat the little things it all works out

  • Kathryn says:
    stay calm and let them learn.....if kc where to fall he would cry harder if i ran to him in a panic...otherwise he would just get back up and keep going

  • Nadine says:
    Be positive throughout the pregancy, birth and each day of your child's life, enjoy every minute, cherish the time with your child because it goes really quick

  • Kirsten says:
    Don't worry about the messy house and dirty clothes - these things eventually get done - you babies grow too fast!

  • Elizabeth says:
    It's ALL about your baby!!! Do everything for them, they didn't ask to be here.

  • Savannah says:
    best of wishes. give them lots of love and kisses

  • Anna says:
    love every minute cos one minute their babys the next their 2 going on 3

  • Amanda says:
    Just enjoy your children and don't let anyone stand in the way of your happiness.

  • stephanie says:
    dnt take advice from any1 but urself or ur mum as it ur bby so do wot u feel right is for u n ur bby if ur not comftible tell sum 1 x n dnt be scared to ask for help now n again dnt mean ur a bad mum x x

  • Judy says:
    Love them every minute of your life, share everything and be open with them, Take time for them and make sure God is in their life.

  • Carina says:
    Pregnancy is temporary, having the baby is a few days in the hospital, but parenting is forever so study up accordingly.

  • Carrie says:
    Sleep when you can

  • Nicole says:
    Enjoy every moment of everyday. Never miss out on anything you dont have to.

  • Cyndi says:
    When people tell you it goes by fast - they are NOT kidding. Time will take on a whole new meaning once your child is born. Get a good camera (point and shoot and video) and catch as much of your new life as you can - they are memories you don't get to make again. Oh - and DON'T FORGET to back up your hard drive!!! Hahahaha!

  • Leslie says:
    Your children are only little once, take the time to enjoy the messy house, fingerpainting on the kitchen floor, carry the child in even though they are getting big, as we all know we were in a hurry to grow up and now wish we were little. So hug, kiss, read stories, and make messes!!!!

  • Gail says:
    Take it one day at a time (I know it's easier said than done but it's true), it goes by so fast. Cuddle your babies.

  • Lauren says:
    Make sure you're ready and get lots of sleep!

  • donna says:
    always be there 4 them no matter what n stay as strong as u possibly can 4 them cos u all they got..

  • Sam says:
    dont let ne1 try n take over

  • Sonja says:
    Calm down, everything will be fine =)

  • Kym says:
    Raise yuur kids the way yuu want to raise them

  • Danielle says:
    dnt listen to other mums all kids r diffrent

  • Karen says:
    don't have kids.. no just kidding...listen to your feelings..dr/s and books are for guideance not what you feel is right

  • Jessica says:
    Enjoy every minute because they grow so fast.

  • Jodie says:
    Trust your instinct, and you'll know what to do!

  • Amanda says:
    not really, every one just do your ownthing, what is easier for you to do

  • Anonymous says:
    Ignore people who say, "Oh she must be hungry." (after you just fed them.) Or anyone who thinks they know something. You have to go by your gut.

  • Jessica says:
    be strong its hard at first and a lil scary but it gets better as time goes one

  • Katie says:
    Patience is number one.

  • Jamie says:
    Pick your battles!!!!!!! Don't worry about what other people are thinking, and always tell them you love them

  • Tiffany says:
    Being a mother is great and so rewarding, but be prepared for the constant worry. It's not a bad thing, it just means you love your kids.

  • tamara says:
    sleep while u can

  • Kristen says:
    Cherish every moment, and take LOTS of pictures...it goes by faster then you think!

  • Adana says:
    Don't say what you will never do or always do, every child is different.

  • carla says:
    have patience...not everything is as big a deal as it seems at the time

  • Johanna says:
    To expect the unexpected. Not much goes as planned with kids so try not to be too rigid with schedules and times and dates. It only makes things worse. Just go with the flow.

  • Shanna says:
    Take it easy, don't be afraid to ask for help, kids DO NOT come with instruction manuals, let them get dirty and always hug and kiss your kids

  • Adriana says:
    Get ready to love and be loved like you NEVER had before!

  • Jaimie says:
    your view on the world and everything in general will change, be prepared to adjust to a different life!

  • Kelly says:
    It's tough but completely worth it! When you have a bad day... allow it. Don't dwell on the petty things and enjoy your children while they are children because the years go by way too fast.

  • Amie says:
    enjoy every minute

  • Cammy says:
    try your hardest to pick a father for your children, that wont run away when things get tough, and wont punish the kids by not seeing them just because he doesnt like you

  • Heather says:
    Enjoy them they don't stay little long!

  • Stephanie says:
    Pray to love your children. Sometimes you get so caught up in all the hoopla that you need God's help to realize that you love them.

  • Brandy says:
    try to be patient because they grow up fast. Enjoy every minute you have with them.

  • Erin says:
    enjoy every moment possible!

  • Anonymous says:
    SLEEP when the baby is sleeping. Also, keep them on a schedule. I let that one go. Last but not least, don't use Pull-ups when you are trying to potty train. Trust me, it does NOT work.

  • Blayr says:
    love every minute of it

  • Anastacia says:
    Don't have the child if he/she is not going to come first in your life.

  • audrey says:
    NVER LET THM OUT OF EYE SIGHT AND LISTEN TOO THEM

  • Kristy says:
    just dont expect to no it all at once but it does come to u eventually u dont realise how well 1 can adapt

  • Nikki says:
    Just don't listen to people giving you a hard time about such silly topics such as breast/bottle feeding, working/stay at home, cloth/disposable debates. I used to care, but not anymore. Mums will always have stupid debates of these topics for years to come.

  • Samantha says:
    enjoy it goes to fast

  • Anamaria says:
    love them. male the most of them. they grow really quick. wish i took more fotos of them when he was younger.

  • Lucie says:
    Nothing has more impact on the world than mothers with their children.

  • Sam says:
    do wat u think is best follow Ur heart and in stinted

  • Jessie says:
    Don't give advice unless your asked for it. I loathe people who give advice when it wasnt asked for.

  • Charlene says:
    No

  • Liz says:
    saviour every moment,they grow up to fast,to soon.

  • Annalee says:
    sleep now, spens as much time on yourself, enjoy the little things that you can do alone.....but when you have your child, enjoy every second you can with them because they grow and change daily

  • Rebecca says:
    Don't listen to scary stories about being a mother. It does NOT get worse, it gets more fun and interesting LOL. Being a mother is awesome

  • Jodie says:
    always love your kids no matter what

  • Lauren says:
    -

  • Jennifer says:
    Some things are natural and some things you need help with ... never be to proud to ask for help, people actually are honoured and thrilled to help out when they can.

  • Jessica says:
    Do what's right for you. There's so much advice thrown your way, but you need to go with your gut and do what's best for your family.

  • Dawn says:
    Do what is right for you and your baby. Don't feel guilty or that you have to share everything with everyone.

  • Rhonda says:
    BREASTFEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Debbie says:
    Babies don't come with instruction manuals.

  • nicky says:
    love you childern cos they are the ones you will look after you when your old,maybe they will choose your residantal home!!!

  • Angela says:
    Everything will work out!

  • Tiffany says:
    Motherhood is a blessing no matter if the pregnancy is planned or as in my situation unplanned....not everyone is able to be so blessed in this life so embrace motherhood for what it is: a miracle from above.

  • Amber says:
    follow your instinct!!! a mothers instinct is always right in my book!!

  • stephanie says:
    make sure your'e emotionally and financially ready

  • Racheal says:
    cherish everything... even the 3am diaper changes.... none of it lasts long.. they grow so fast.. when they are 4 you barely remember them as babies or home small they were.

  • Anonymous says:
    relax and enjoy all the time u have with them cause they dont stay kids for long

  • bexiie says:
    enjoy them while there young

  • michelle says:
    you just got to go with everything you are dealt

  • Becky says:
    when you pick a father for your child make sure he wants to be in your childs life

  • Liz says:
    Goodluck. Take the help Eat and sleep

  • Anonymous says:
    try not to to be too sressed when they are little because time goes by so quickly.

  • Yvonne says:
    take the lessons your parents taught you and put your own tweak on it.

  • Anonymous says:
    Relax and enjoy your children, they grow so fast

  • Anonymous says:
    cherish every minute

  • Pamela says:
    nope cause every1's different

  • Angela says:
    Enjoy every moment of it. Time flies by. Before you know it they will all grown up.

  • Cindy says:
    oh lord....try to have as much patience as u can....don't rush in to having a baby.....make sure u r good and ready...cause even when ur ready....most times...ur still not ready....lol. but children are a gift from god....they make ur life complete....like no other :D

  • Caroline says:
    Dont be uptight or too strict... love your children no matter what. They are innocent and are learning from us. Let them be themselves but teach them to have respect. Time goes too fast so cherish every moment you have with your babies!

  • Becky says:
    Pray for patience then practice while you wait. Crying is not going to hurt the baby.

  • Ashley says:
    You won't know everything about your baby right off the bat. It's like meedting anyone new, it takes some time to get to know them.

  • Brittany says:
    ask ask ask.....I would know NOTHING if I didn't ask questions!

  • Anonymous says:
    Find your own way.

  • Jennifer says:
    Don't rush into having babies & don't let anyone tell you that you'll wait too long to have kids. I had my first at 37 & my second will be at 38, nearly 39 and both are happy & healthy. Enjoy your life to the fullest before hand. Get a good education. Pay off your debts, then start your family. Don't worry that you'll have to rely on someone else to pay your way.

  • donna says:
    LOVE THEM, CHERISH THEM AND GUIDE THEM...

  • Alicia says:
    enjoy your children being babay and small cause it only happends once and it goes so quick

  • Jonine says:
    Well, if you want to be a mom, than don't use birth control...that is my advice so you can be a mom in the future. But seriously, YES, children can expose a temper you never thought you had...just be warned :P

  • Cecilia says:
    Eat right and walk a lot.

  • Cassandra says:
    live every moment you have with your kids and cherish every moment as your babies grow so fast

  • Lisa says:
    just be patient and if you get angry make sure you are angry at the child's actions not the child. count to ten and punish in a loving, calm way.

  • Kimberly says:
    Embrace your pregnancy and take lots of pictures...and don't worry so much about the weight gain.

  • Heather says:
    take it easy before the delivery & don't stress so much after the delivery. And LET PEOPLE HELP

  • Ashley says:
    Always expect the unexpected.

  • Rhiannon says:
    wait until you've done the things you REALLY want to accomplish or make sure you have the help you need to accomplish them if you do become a mom

  • Morgan says:
    Take your time, don't wish time away.

  • Anonymous says:
    Enjoy it it goes by so fast.

  • Melissa says:
    Cherish every moment, even the bad, there is always something good to come out of the lesson.

  • Erica says:
    spend as much time with them as possible if ur going back to work.

  • Marcia says:
    do the best u can and always except advise if its offered i did

  • Anonymous says:
    Sleep now

  • Stephanie says:
    B attentive to ur kids..they need U...

  • Selina says:
    Don't do it, lol, just do what works

  • Tina says:
    love your kids for who they are

  • Carla says:
    Love you kids, and don't be overwhelmed by the masses of advice offered to you. Listen to it, and take what you need to from it. Most often, you know what's best more than anyone. Afterall, you are their mother.

  • Kylie says:
    enjoy it everyday! they all grow so quick!

  • Hayley says:
    love every minute of it

  • elizabeth joy says:
    always love your kids no matter what they get into..we will not always be here

  • sue says:
    just take your time and injoy every thing because they grow so fast

  • jamie says:
    cherish every moment u spend with ur children cuz it wont take long for them to grow up

  • Leanne says:
    cherish everythin

  • helen says:
    listen to your baby

  • Petra says:
    Just listen the most to yourself, you are the best judge to tell what is good for your kid.

  • Cathryn says:
    deep breaths, patients! AND put your kid first always...something I live by now "if i can't take my kids WERE NOT GOING"

  • Chezronda says:
    take it one day at a time, and enjoy it because they grow so fast!

  • Mariel says:
    just go with your insticts and you will learn as you go.

  • bobbie sue says:
    YOU CAN TOTALLY DO IT

  • Tracey says:
    savor the moments with your children, they grow up too fast

  • Anonymous says:
    Always stick to your guns.

  • Eboni says:
    ...Hmm... Dunno really.

  • Stacy says:
    Sleep when you can, and enjoy them while they are little

  • Tameka says:
    YES..... do not believe all the horror stories people tell you as they will not all happen to you, in fact you may have none of them happen to you, so forget about what they say. you will get through it, and if your scared of the birth, dont worry as in a week you will be fine, as any pain from childhood, it doesnt effect you long term, so dont panic

  • Jenni says:
    Love them and hold them as much as you can! And don't waste any minute cause they grow way to fast

  • Kristina says:
    You live n learn n so do ur kids. Always try to be prepared or one step ahead of them

  • Roxanne says:
    Take all the pain relief you can in labour!!!!

  • Kelly says:
    Just do what you think is best and dont always listen to other people. What may work for them might not work for you

  • Johnnie says:
    The more your child is interacted with the faster they learn.

  • Brittany says:
    spend as much time with your baby while you're recovering as you can. you will be closer to your child in the long run.

  • Laura says:
    Cherish every moment and try not to resent things, like night feedings, lack of sleep, etc. Time goes fast and babies don't stay babies for nearly long enough.

  • Billie says:
    Use your gut instincts!!!!

  • lisa says:
    Enjoy everyminute of everyday they grow up way to fast.

  • Brandi says:
    No. Their instincts will take hold and they will know what to do!

  • Bec says:
    every kids different so what ive done with mine might not work with theirs, i guess you just gotta roll with the punches

  • Anonymous says:
    never be afraid of letting others help out. if u feel stressed, ask someone to take bub for a bit so u can have some "me" time. its important to be a great mum and it can be very overwhealming at times so a break is always good. also every child is different and every labour is dfferent. listen to advice but dont feel compelled to do exactly what they say, do what u feel is right for you and your baby.

  • Jen says:
    Make the most of each day

  • Donna says:
    take it as it comes

  • Joanne says:
    relish it, it goes too fast.

  • Lisa says:
    theres no manual you'll learn as time goes by...... learn off your children its not always them learning off you.

  • Gemma says:
    just take every day as it comes

  • Gina says:
    Do what you feel is best as a mom you may screw up sometimes but you will figure it out and all will be okay:)

  • Shari says:
    God first, husband second then the kids. AND Jer 29:11-13

  • Torrie says:
    Just love your kid

  • Whitney says:
    BE PATIENT!!! That little one depends on you to be patient and teach them, and love them, cuddle with them, kiss them, change them, etc. That is all they know right now is to be dependant on you. Let them and enjoy it.

  • divakaleigh says:
    you can't love them too much

  • Autumn says:
    Enjoy it...and appreciate every moment....It goes by so fast!!!!

  • Katie says:
    Pregnancy i the easy bit. Stay Calm in labour. Do NOT use gripe water. MAM Bottles from mothercare are a god send, reduce colic by a lot. & Dentinox teething gel is the best!

  • Tahnee says:
    Do what you think feels right because there is always someone who loves to share their opinions on everything. Just do your best and Love well!

  • April says:
    Read as much as you can, although nothing can prepare you enough. Never give up. If you need a break, reach out to someone. It's all worth it!!

  • Charlene says:
    Savor the moments

  • Anonymous says:
    Be their parent first and foremost. Then you can be their friend.

  • synni says:
    create your own advice!

  • Lesley says:
    take it 1 day at a time

  • Ashley says:
    its not easy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cherie says:
    treasure the time you have with them, it goes so fast

  • Becky says:
    It's harder than it seems and will change your whole life.

  • Amy says:
    Don't wish for your kids to grow up. It goes by way too fast. Just take your time and enjoy all of those special moments.

  • Kali-rae says:
    do wat u think is best.. if u want advice ask for it dont let ppl talk ur ear off for no reason

  • Heather says:
    everyone is going to give you their opinion in how to raise your children, you can always take advice, does not mean that you have to use it. do what you believe is right for your kids and don't let anyone else tell you different.

  • REBECCA says:
    DONT WORRY EVERYTHINGS GOIN TO BE GREAT!!!

  • Tricia says:
    When they are little and new- nap when they nap. Take pics when you can-

  • Chrystal says:
    enjoy it while it lasts..even when u think you need a break.Time goes by quick & there only young once.You will never get this time back!

  • Anonymous says:
    treasure every moment you can,and enjoy spending time with your children as they ow up sooo fast..

  • Raylene says:
    cherish ever moment you have with kids cause they grow up to quick

  • Pamela says:
    just do what feels right for you, advice is helpful but you dont always have to take it on board

  • Stephanie says:
    Take everything day by day and don't take anything for granted. It's not going to feel like it, but you WILL miss the newborn stage

  • Kristi says:
    take everything one day at a time. your kids grow up so fast. its really sad how fast they grow.. love and enjoy them because you never know how long you or your kids will be here.

  • Kim says:
    Do everything that you can to enjoy them. They grow so fast.

  • Crystal says:
    stock up on diapers and formula also always talk to them like they are a person not a lil baby the learn to talk sooner that way sometimes

  • Brittany says:
    Enjoy every moment, they go by so fast...

  • Aleasha says:
    just put ur all intop ur kids, always put them 1st and ask 4 help if u arnt coping.

  • Mary says:
    enjoy your time alone take naps when kids do, and give them lots of kiss and mak sur they no you love them

  • Sian says:
    Take each day as it comes. & if today is bad tmw will be better.

  • zoe says:
    just make the most of your kids while you can cause they grow up so fast

  • Ashley says:
    Never say never. You really don't know what you will do in a certain situation until you are in it yourself.

  • Anonymous says:
    Touch your children and tell them you love them. Your reward is seeing them do this with their children as caring parents...

  • Candi says:
    Love them as much as possible cause they grow way to fast.

  • Annette says:
    Enjoy the early years, they pass by so very quickly.

  • Heather says:
    BREASTFEEDING IS EASY AFTER THE FIRST MONTH-DON'T QUIT AND IT SAVES TONS OF MONEY

  • Shannon says:
    Enjoy everything. On a more serious note - Practice extended rear facing in your child's carseat!!!!!

  • Becky says:
    follow your gut instinct. You know your child better than anyone (including Doctors).

  • Karyn says:
    epidural lol have one

  • Anonymous says:
    DONT have kids until you get an education. take care of you first, because in the long run it will take care of them. :)

  • Erin says:
    It's weird to say this because he's still so young, but they grow up fast so cherish every minute. Sounds cliche I know, but it's true. Isn't it weird that I miss him being 2 days old..he's not even a month! haha

  • Rachael says:
    Fight your doctors, Mums always know if something is wrong

  • stacey says:
    enjoy it, they grow up so fast!

  • Erin says:
    Make sure that you write down all of the funny, sad, happy, cranky, all of their firsts (tooth, crawling) etc moments so that when they are older you can look back on it and have a laugh,

  • Jenny says:
    Be sure that you are ready for motherhood.....don't rush into it.

  • Angel says:
    They grow up sooo fast, enjoy every moment while its here, one day at a time!

  • Brittany says:
    GET ALL THE SLEEP YOU CAN GET NOW - DONT SETTLE FOR LIGHT CARPETS, GO AS DARK AS YOU CAN - KEEP A NIGHTLIGHT IN THEIR ROOM - ITS OKAY TO BE SILLY - BUY BABY EINSTEIN!

  • Jean says:
    Hmm, a tough lesson for me to learn (and I am still working on it) was to just let kids be kids. Dirty clothes can be cleaned or replaced and spills and messes can be cleaned up. It's not a big deal!!

  • Anonymous says:
    Don't listen to the horror stories other moms tell you.

  • Jennifer says:
    Don't take any day for granted. There can be times that are stressful or that you lack sleep etc, but the time flies by and before you know it they are growing up and becoming independent. It's awesome to see, but I miss the baby stage too!

  • Carly says:
    Don't compare your kids to other kids. Each kid is unique and there is such a wide range of normal that it doesn't pay to worry about it, but I think everyone does. Also, don't feel like you have to be on top of everthing everyday. Providing your children with a loving and secure home is the most important thing you can do. So what if its cluttered.

  • Kristin says:
    just be ready.changes your life forever.for the better

  • Amanda says:
    appreciate all aspects of parenthood, it will be too soon and they will be talking about leaving home!

  • Karrin says:
    enjoy the moments they are babies because the grow up and talk back and become indepent.....

  • Courtney says:
    You'll make mistakes and it's okay to do so. Don't wish away an age because they grow up too fast as it is.

  • Michelle says:
    You never know what kind of mom you will be untill you become one.

  • Amy says:
    Dont sweat the small stuff! Relax and let your kid cry sometimes! You dont always have to pick them up.

  • Kimberly says:
    no i'm sure they get enough of it already.I did

  • Hayley says:
    stay calm,relax,laugh when everything is going wrong!

  • Kayla-Marie says:
    Enjoy

  • Lisa says:
    just do the best u can they grow up fast

  • Kari says:
    ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF MOTHERHOOD TO THE FULLEST. THEY WILL GROW UP FAST AND WONT NEED YOUR HAND ANYMORE.

  • Anonymous says:
    Go with the flow, follow your own instincts, and don't expect to do everything right the first time. It's ok to change your mind too.

  • Gemma says:
    Enjoy the first few months as they go so fast then they turn into cheeky monkeys

  • Nicola says:
    enjoy it while it lasts as time flies by

  • Megan says:
    Don't sweat the small stuff...I don't....but was amazed at what some of my mommy friends would worry about!

  • Lisa says:
    there only lil for so long so enjoy it a much a possible

  • Alisha says:
    Know that what ever your plans are as far as how easy things will be to be a mom have gone out the window as soon as you birth your child. Every child is different and there is no instruction book that comes with them. It is a living and leaning experience and no matter what people tell you, you raise your child or children how you see fit. Take advise and keep what you like and toss all the rest. And even if the road seems bumpy or you feel that you failed know that your child will love you no matter what and will think what ever you do is the greatest!

  • Elisha says:
    they grow up so fast...spend as much time with them as you can now..cause as they get older they really don't want mom around unless they are sick or hurt

  • Shawna says:
    dont do it! LOL no just kidding, ummm good luck and get whatever sleep you can now, cause your not going to get any until they grow up and move out of the house!

  • Robyn says:
    wait til you're older and ready lol

  • Kristin says:
    be patient and good luck

  • Jacqueline says:
    Take it one day at a time. Each child is different and will doing things differently, let them be that is how they become who they are when they grow up.

  • Hannah says:
    have patience.. and no one is perfect and we all parent differently..

  • Heidi says:
    remember that even the tough times are going to be memories and you want to make the best of them

  • Stephanie says:
    enjoy every minute with your kids, they are never going to be this age again and take lots of picture. Laugh at the things they do even when it makes you angry, because those are stories to tell them when they get older.

  • Amanda says:
    Messes are going to happen. Kids are going to get dirty. That's what bathtubs are for. Don't let the little things get to you. And if the kid is napping, you should nap too! LOL!

  • Gemma says:
    treasure everything cos time goes by so fast

  • Linda says:
    Never disipline your kids while youre angry

  • Heather says:
    Trust you insticts and you will be fne. And remember, it is okay to take your child to the dr over every sniffle cough and sneeze until you know what is seriouse and what is not (I bet Austin was at the Dr. every 3 - 5 weeks)

  • julie says:
    love them like no one ever loved you let them know they are amazing and that they can do anything they want and that no one is better than they are no one can bring them downthat they are in control of their destiny but that no matter what their action have consequences and the hoices they make are their own

  • Tashala says:
    Never stop loving being a mother

  • Kelly says:
    don't wait wait til you can afford them, you'll never have them. don't let ruth best deliver them at withybush.

  • Mariah says:
    Pick a good Dad. Don't have a baby with someone that you won't trust your children with.

  • darla says:
    Change what you didn't like about your parents parenting style and add improvements to what you did like :)

  • Laura says:
    enjoy every single moment..because they really do grow up fast.

  • Anonymous says:
    Take each day as it comes.Each day is a learning process.

  • Jennifer says:
    never be upset when you think you're not going to make it because god always pulls us through no matter how deep the hole.

  • Beth says:
    Your kids are your future. Be the best positive influence you can be!

  • Chantell says:
    Soak it all in cause they grow fast!

  • Jeanie says:
    Love your kids with everything you have

  • Anonymous says:
    Lots of Patient. Don't yell at your kids. Talk to them as if you were speaking to another adult.

  • Meghan says:
    be patient. love them no matter what!

  • Katie says:
    people will constantly give unsolicited advice. fuck em.

  • Laura says:
    Love your children all the time. Cherish the time you have to spend with them, never let them down, and say yes as often as possible.

  • naza says:
    brace yourself...this is as thrilling as a joyride!

  • Jolene says:
    Take a deep breath, know that you will make mistakes, and understand that no one is ever ready to be a Mom, You know your child best regardless of what others may say or do. If your child is sick fight the docs, if your child is learning disabled fight for testing and help.

  • Kerry says:
    Do what feels right to you. But take advice as well, whether you use it or not.

  • Katie says:
    Do the best you can. Be tough but not so tough that they don't think they can come to you. Don't let them get away with anything.....they need structure and discipline. They WILL thank you for it later.

  • Marta says:
    Enjoy your sleep! lol

  • Katie says:
    Patience is a virtue!

  • patsy says:
    suck it up

  • Nicole says:
    Seize the day! Before you know it that little baby will be rolling their eyes at you and asking for $20.

  • Courtney says:
    love is unconditional for your child

  • Nadia says:
    Instead of trying so hard to mold your child to be the way you want them ....back off! Be there when they need you and give them the opportunity to experience life with pure innocence and curiosity.

  • Melissa says:
    One day at a time is the only way to approach being a mum, some days are crap but others are awesome!

  • Jessica says:
    Don't sweat the small stuff.

  • janet says:
    Don't let your fears take over you, nobody tells us about children,we learn our own,if I could take and it all different, I would.

  • Lacey says:
    enjoy them when they are TINY cuz it DONT last long!!

  • Tijuana says:
    not at this time...I am new at this thing!

  • Anonymous says:
    Children don't come with manuals. I continue to learn even at this stage of his life. Keep God first and everything will fall into place!

  • Jenny says:
    sleep

  • Crystal says:
    Love and enjoy every minute bc they grow too fast!

  • Ericka says:
    trust your first instincts, trust GOD always...

  • Jen says:
    Take each day as it comes don't sweat the small stuff and if you have boys, YES they are gross

  • Kirsty says:
    To remember everything when they are still little bubs.

  • Alyssa says:
    Don't stress too much....

  • Stefanie says:
    Take it one day at a time.

  • Tiffany says:
    Be the best that you can, for your child.

  • Kym says:
    paitence and it gets better with age lol

  • Megan says:
    Take each day as it comes. Never be afraid to ask for help. It will be the most rewarding thing you ever do, yet also the most challenging.

  • Nohblee says:
    Pick your battles and make sure you get help if u need it, if u cant find anyone to help u ur not looking hard enough call me on 0422251757 or 38184008, i will be there as soon as i can

  • Rachel says:
    Enjoy and relax (ha ha ha)

  • Karen says:
    Just relax, they're pretty hard to break :)

  • Janice says:
    Love them but don't smother them let them be their own selves

  • Emily says:
    Good Luck.Kids are very interestin & amazing.Expect the unexpected b/c it will happen.lol

  • Britney says:
    It is hard work but worth it!

  • Susan says:
    trust your instincts, and listen to advice offered and choose that which suits you, disregard the rest. Accept any offers of help.

  • Sara says:
    Just do what you can when you can and never hesitate to ask for Help

  • Christina says:
    Don't let others' complaining about motherhood discourage you from becoming one yourself.

  • Melissa says:
    Cherish every day when they are little because they grow fast and become very independent you will have to beg them to sit with you.

  • Anastasia says:
    Take each day as it comes.

  • Megan says:
    Try to enjoy every moment because it really does fly by so fast!!!

  • Kristi says:
    Just realize that your life is about to change....for the better

  • Karen says:
    Mums know best, but dont be afraid to ask for advice or help

  • Amy says:
    Cherish every moment especially when they are babies. It goes fast. You have to have patience and be consistant

  • Heidie says:
    Be the best Mom you possibly can... Spend as much time as possible with them... They are only little for a while!!

  • Ashley says:
    Enjoy every moment of it! It's crazy how fast they grow up!

  • alicia says:
    kids will make you go broke...lol

  • Julie says:
    Do what works for you

  • Angela says:
    never understimate ur children

  • Michele says:
    Enjoy every minute they are little and dont baby them when they fall and hurt themselves... they will continue to act the baby when they are 5!

  • Lynn says:
    Never regret being a mother bc it's the greatest feeling in the world. You can be having a horrible day and ur child can smile or say I love you mom and it makes you're day so much better.

  • Vanessa says:
    jus love ur babies unconditionally

  • Crystal says:
    its a hard job, pregnancy is the easy part. but its worth it