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Motherhood Advice From Other, More Experienced Mothers
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The motherhood advice that you receive from other, more experienced mothers, is far better than any advice you could receive from some parenting manual. It far exceeds the lessons you would learn through "formal" training on how to be a good mother. Indeed, there is no better source of motherhood advice than to draw upon the experiences of other women who have walked the path of motherhood before you.

It can certainly be said that there is no such thing as "one size fits all" motherhood advice. There are as many different ways of parenting as there are stars in the sky. Different women will carry different values with them, based on their own upbringing, based on their religious beliefs, based on their cultural traditions, their societal norms, and even their financial well-being. There is no denying that fact.

But what does indeed constitute an undeniable truth is that despite the differences in parenting styles, there do exist some commonalities in terms of motherhood advice, that are universal to all mothers, regardless of who you are. This comes from a woman's instinctive and unconditional love for her children. All women desire to protect and to nurture their offspring. It is in their instinctive nature.

So if you are a new mother, or you are an expectant soon-to-be mother, then you may be feeling extremely apprehensive about raising your offspring. You may find yourself second guessing yourself. "Will I be a good mother? I don't know anything about how to take care of a baby. What if I fail? What if I do something wrong? What if I mess up? What if I let my baby down? If my baby won't stop crying, does that mean I'm doing something wrong?" There are some of the questions you may be pondering over.

And of course, motherhood advice doesn't only apply to new mothers with infants or toddlers. Women across the world are always in search of sound motherhood advice at every stage of their children's lives. Each stage of a child's life brings with it, its own set of unique challenges. Each phase of life is a new chapter in uncharted territory. Even as your child grow up into adolescence, goes through high school, and eventually goes off to college, you, as a mother, may find yourself looking for answers.

But did it ever occur to you that perhaps you are doing everything just fine, and that while you think it is motherhood advice that you seek, what you are really searching for is some sort of self-validation? You want to be validated as a mother by your children, by your own parents, by your friends, and your family. Motherhood is an innate capability. A mother's capacity to love and care for her children is virtually infinite. The maternal instinct and intuition just somehow kick in and you will always just "know" what to do.

You may be seeking motherhood advice about changing diapers, nursing, potty training. Or you may be seeking motherhood advice about how to talk to your child about the birds and the bees. Or perhaps you may even be seeking motherhood advice about how to stay relevant and involved in your child's life once he or she has moved out and gone to college or gotten married. But no matter what advice you receive from other mothers, you will always find that there is an inner voice within you that guides you. Whether you believe that inner voice to be spiritual inspiration or merely subconscious musings, you will find that there is no burden of responsibility quite as rewarding as that of motherhood.

Sometimes being a mother can be extremely stressful and exhausting. It is perhaps the most difficult job in the world. If you think that the job of the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, or the job of the President of the United States, is stressful and demanding, then you will find that no job can compare to that of motherhood, where you are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can never truly have a vacation from your responsibilities.

Perhaps the one bit of advice that you can take away from this article is that as a mother it is very easy to "lose yourself". You get so caught up in taking care of your kids, your spouse, and your household, that you forget to take time out for yourself. This is the only way to stay grounded and to stay sane. Seek the help and support of your spouse, your in-laws, your parents, other family members, a day care facility, or even a babysitter, so that you can give yourself the time you need to relax, unwind, take care of yourself, and nurture yourself. This is perhaps the best thing you can do for your children. And it is perhaps the best and most universal motherhood advice you can receive.

Sometimes you just need a place where you can connect with other moms and exchange motherhood advice.

Dan McDaniel is an IT professional working in the US state of Georgia. He specializes in network engineering, but several years ago started several of his own businesses. As Dan travels down the bumpy road of entrepreneurship, business marketing, and affiliate site building he is keeping a detailed journal on his site Entrepreneur Advisor.

If you are just starting your new business, and you need a better divining rod for your journey, check out his site to see what worked for him and what didn't.


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