We’re just a few short weeks away from Easter, and since it’s so late this year, Mother’s Day’s day comes right after. I can’t explain why, but I get a little nervous as Mother’s Day approaches.
Maybe it’s because I don’t yet feel like a mom. For me, Mother’s Day was always a day to celebrate my mother. It feels strange to be included on team mom these past two years.
It’s been a huge learning experience for me, both by trial and error and through helpful advice from my own mom. I tend to panic when things don’t run smoothly, and I think the best advice my mother gave me was to not get worked up over the little things that I tend to stress over.
When her granddaughter refuses to eat, she tells me, “Emma won’t starve.”
If Emma’s not taking to the potty, I heard her say, “She won’t go to college in diapers.”
Of course there have been occasions where I received specific advice on what to do for a fever, a cough, etc., but the idea of not sweating the small stuff has got to be the holy grail of parenting advice. Keep calm, and carry on. Otherwise you’ll cause yourself a lot of anxiety—which only makes matters worse. At least that’s what my mom says.
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