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What are the top 3 pieces of advice you would give to a new mom (or mom-to-be)?

Stacey

Number 1: It's okay to let your baby cry! Don't feel like you have to do something every time they cry. Baby's cry. It's not necessarily because they need something every time. For that matter, it's okay to let them cry themselves to sleep, too. Go in and check on them every 15 minutes if they just won't calm down, pat them on the back, assure them you're there, and then leave the room again giving them another 15 minutes to fall asleep. I know it's hard to hear them cry, but it's what babies do! Number 2: If you have access to helping hands, GET THEM THERE. Every new mom needs help, and lots of it! Don't let the condition of your house, your kitchen, your laundry, yourSELF keep you from getting the help you need with your baby. Take people up on their offers to help! Every new mom's house is neglected, so push down any pride and invite helpers over despite what your surroundings or your self might look like! Number 3: Be prepared for LOTS of unsolicited advice! Don't get annoyed by it, just expect it. Women love to share what worked for them and share their stories of motherhood even when you don't ask! Just take it with a grain of salt, throw out what advice you don't like and cling to the advice you do! For some great baby tips, check out my blog: I'm a Lazy Mom!
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What's the best parenting advice your mom gave you?

Stacey

My mom never vocalized this advice, but she demonstrated it when it mattered most: pray for your child. Stop what you're doing, hold them in your arms and pray out loud for them. There's nothing more comforting.
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What's a great theme you've done for your child's birthday? Please share a link with a photo.

Stacey

I'm not one of those moms that does a huge themed birthday party every year. In fact, we've really steered away from birthday parties the last several years (not sure how I've gotten away with that!) and just focused on our traditional way of doing birthdays in our house. Our birthdays include everything you see in this post http://www.imalazymom.com/2011/02/birthday.html and maybe a few other things I failed to mention, like a birthday dinner out (their choice), birthday cake on a special birthday plate (that I made at a paint your own pottery place for each child), and a few other odds and ends that make their day special!
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