Mom advice: What moms should teach their daughters

When it comes to mom advice, the kind of tips and tricks that were passed on to us from our mothers are golden. Here are some of the basics that we love and reckon all moms should aim to teach their daughters   Mom advice we absolutely love Deal with it Some of us were told we need to deal with what we did and learn from it. Although it might have felt like your mom was unfeeling if she said this to you, she was actually teaching you lessons you needed.   Find the humour in the situation In every little occurrence in life, there is a funny storing hiding somewhere. Stories that include love and humanity that can change the moment or even your entire life for the better.   It’s your life This is one of the best ways moms can help their kids grow up and help them realize what life is going to be like depending on how you perceive it. This is also a great way for moms to help their kids take responsibility for their decisions and ultimately, the pers…
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Moms are superhuman, and here’s why

Moms are superhuman, and if you haven’t noticed that modern moms wear more hats today than ever before, we’re about to prove that fact. Moms across the world juggle work, activities, housework, homework, and everything in-between. Thanks to the hidden talents of motherhood, they do all this and more, without complaining about their no-pay job. Here’s how to spot a mom from miles away:   Why moms are superhuman They sense illness before it presents itself As a mom, you have a sixth sense for sickness. You’re able to diagnose a fever before your hand even touches your kid’s forehead. Just one look at the glazed and gloss look in little eyes staring up at you has you knowing exactly what to do. Moms are superhuman because they also know the difference between colds and allergies with surprising accuracy. All they need to make a diagnosis is a symptom list and a quick recap of previous sniffle episodes.   Moms soothe like nobody’s business There’s something abo…
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Self-care moves for moms: Here’s what you need to do this week

As a mom, you’re entitled to self-care moves. Actually, it’s essential for your survival and sanity. Taking care of yourself is the only way you’ll have the mental and physical energy required to properly conduct the duties of parenting. Here’s what you should do for yourself on a daily basis   Self care moves for mom for the week Monday It’s time to have a little mini adventure of your own. Make sure your kids are in good hands, like grandma’s or a friend, and get out of the house. Regardless of whether you treat yourself to a movie or a little shopping spree, you really need to get out of the house. Even if it’s just a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, you owe it to yourself.   Tuesday Delegate some tasks today. One that often comes hand-in-hand with the mothering role is a sense of perfectionism. But you need to delegate some tasks mama. We know you want to do it all, and you want to do it your way, but you’re setting yourself up for a burnout. …
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Fascinating facts about Mother’s Day we bet you didn’t know

The special day we celebrate every year in May to celebrate moms across the world is best known for spoils, treats, and a dirty house the day after. Of course, this is because mom got the day off. But we’re betting you didn’t know half of these cool facts about Mother’s Day!   Cool facts about Mother’s Day It started with a mom Ann Reeves Jarvis started the Mother’s Day movement back in the 1806s when she arranged a Mother’s Friendship Day. As a mom of 13 kids and social activist, Jarvis initiated the day to quiet animosity between the Union and Confederate soldiers in West Virginia at the end of the Civil War.   And her daughter took things from there When Ann Jarvis passed away in 1905, her daughter, Anna M. Jarvis set out on a mission to make Mother’s Day a national thing. Although she didn’t have kids of her own, she saw Mother’s Day as her baby.   It was made a holiday by a President President Thomas Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an offici…
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What to remember about your mother in law

If you’re on a mission to build a better relationship with the mother of your man, here are some things to remember about your mother in law. She’d love to tell these things to your face, but she just doesn’t have the right words explain herself…   Your mother in law wants you to know: She’s being downsized, and it hurts Your mother in law spent a couple of decades being the leading lady of your husband’s life, but now she’s just an extra in his life. Yes, he is your husband now, but he is still her son.   You don’t seem very confident to her You take every comment she makes and sees it as criticism. So she’s super careful about what she says around you. She sends you a birthday present every year, but you never take a minute to thank her for it.   She really just wants the best for both of you Mothers teach their kids that all they want for them is to be happy. And they mean it. But they fail to mention that they would like to be happy too. &n…
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Our ultimate list of mom lifesavers

Mom lifesavers are the things you fall back on when the days are long and when that glass of wine is way overdue. It’s the things that, through the dark moments of motherhood, save your life. They give you glimpses of sanity, grace, and moments of peace. Here are some of the top things that carry moms across the world through the day and allow them to enjoy the organised chaos that consumes the rest of their day!   Mom lifesavers we couldn’t live without Podcasts Podcasts are awesome and give moms comfort in knowing there are others like them that are in the trenches too. There aren’t a lot of woman to woman encouragement moments that can make an impact quite like a great Podcast can. Also, they don’t take up too much of your day. You can listen to them while you’re taking a shower or during those golden hours of naptime.   Kid Podcasts Okay, so we really love Podcasts. Can you tell? The reason why we also love Podcasts for kids is that they’re short and su…
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The mom vocabulary, because words are confusing, and we’re here to help

This article is for all the dads out there, and even the women that are yet to embrace motherhood. The mom vocabulary is something that everyone needs to get to grips with. So let’s break it down for you.   Mom Vocabulary must-know terms Birth Plan (noun) A non-realistic idea of how a woman wants her baby’s birth to happen. The activity might include music, important people in the room, and drugs to be used during the process. This plan almost always gets used to make paper planes with since it never happens the way it was planned.   Diaper Bag (noun) Giant purse that can hold a myriad of items. Clean on the outside but contains a hot mess of diapers, pacifiers, toys, wrappers, cracker crumbs, dried-out wipes, and failed mom aspirations.   Helicopter Parent (noun) A parent that hovers over their children. This parent never lets their kids do or experience anything for themselves.   High Heels (noun) Dusty shoes that date back to a woman’s pre-mothering …
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C-section moms probably all want the world to know that…

It seems like Caesarean section birth is the de facto way to go these days with more and more doctors using the method. Did you know that in the private sector, 6 out of 10 C-sections moms opted not to give birth naturally? SA’s C-section scene is skyrocketing! It’s a trend that seems to be growing, but here are some golden nuggets of wisdom from moms that have been through it.   Truths from C-sections moms 1. A C-section is really a big deal C-section moms will agree that the op isn’t as minor as the public makes it out to be. It’s a straight up, slice-open-your-abdomen-and-dig-out-your-baby surgery. You’ll get stitched (or stapled) up, fitted with a catheter, and probably kitted out with weird booties to prevent blood clots. No solid foods until you can pass gas or pee on your own. Oh yeah, and then you might also get a spinal headache, which is a side effect from the spinal block they administer. Now consider the fact that you’ll have to deal with ALL of that whil…
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Things that make a mom…including epic failures

Every mom has secrets about her parenting that she’d never share with anyone else. But our failures, our unique twists, our brilliant comebacks…they are what makes a mom. Being a mom is not always glamorous. Actually, it’s a hot mess most of the time. But it’s still bloody awesome. If you can relate to any of these, you’re one of the realest moms out there…   Things that make a mom Feeding your kids baked beans for dinner because everything else takes way too long to cook Hungry toddlers don’t sit around patiently waiting for food. Also, they kind of love baked beans. This is perfectly okay. So is cereal and 2-minute noodles. If it’s gotta be fast, it won’t be fancy. The great thing here is that toddlers love anything that you didn’t cook. Even if you spent hours slaving away behind the stove, they’d still be much happier with a can of beans than they are with roasted veggies and meat.   Skipping pages of the book when reading to your kids at bedtime Once 7…
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Mom confessions you’ll relate to

Sometimes, we moms have bad days when we feel like we just can’t cope. We’re all hot messes. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others. Here are a few mom confessions, collected from the web, that proves we’re okay with being not-so-perfect moms.   Mom confessions we love 1. “I smelled the poo, but waited until my husband smelled it. That’s the one time I didn’t have to change the diaper.” It’s super hard to miss THAT smell. Mom is on duty all day and has to deal with nappy explosions on the daily. Dad can cope with one, right? There’s nothing wrong with allowing 10 minutes to pass, but if it extends past 10 minutes, you have to assume he’s playing the same game.   2. “Sometimes, I fantasise about getting in my car and driving off into the sunset. Or at least just going to get Mc Nuggets.” Some days, everyone wakes up cranky, and everyone is annoyed for no reason whatsoever. The baby won’t stop crying. The toddler is breaking down the house. And y…
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