Let’s be serious, when you become a mom everyone around you becomes an expert on how to raise your child. So in today’s post, we’re gonna talk about the best mom advice I’ve ever received and how it still helps me to this day.
The best advice I ever received was from a night shift CNA who happened to be working the few nights after my son was born.
One night around 5 pm my parents had left to go home and rest and they would be back in the morning. Well, Easton wouldn’t eat (which was strange because he was a bottle fed baby) So I started panicking. Nobody was at the hospital with me and I had worked myself up so badly that I was shaking. I called the nurses station to ask for someone to come to my room and they sent the CNA. She saw how badly I was shaken up and instantly took Easton from my arms. She fed him for me and sat in the room with me and we talked. We talked about when she gave birth to her two children and how I would be ok. She could see I was still very scared and worried about being alone with him at the time. So she offered to take him to the nursery for the night but before that, she said something that has stuck with me since that day. She said
“Its ok to need help, everyone needs help at some point. It doesn’t make you any less of a mother to ask for help.”
I still think about that multiple times a day when I’m overwhelmed and feel like I can’t do it. Asking for help really doesn’t make you any less of a mother. It takes a village to raise a child and you can’t be a village by yourself.
What was the best mom advice you’ve received?