Advice From My Daughter :: 10 Things to Do to Be a Better Mom {#BlogEveryDayinMay}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 8, 2013

I was talking to my mom and she said she was doing a thing called #BlogEveryDayInMay. Today’s assignment is to “give your advice about anything” so I hacked her blog and want to give you advice on how to be a greater mom than you already are now!


1. Always listen to your kids. If you don’t, they think you don’t care. And they’ll most likely get upset.

2. Play with them. Go outside and explore with them.

3. Teach them things. Like how to bake a cake, or how to ride a bike. Basic things like that.

4. Talk to them. Ask them how their day was at school. ( They’ll tell you mostly everything, if they’re like me. )

5. Take them to fun places. Like the pool or the park. And do it often. They’ll enjoy it.

6. Let them go places by themselves. They won’t be a baby forever, you know!

7. Give your kids chores. They need to learn responsibility for their older years.

8. Tell your kids you love them. Say it often. And make sure they know that you do.

9. Let them know you trust them. If they know you do they will use that trust more carefully.

10. Give them ice cream!!!!! They’ll love you forever. I’m not even joking.

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Tina Butler May 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Great post and such awesome advice Julz. I will say that #6 is a hard one, so don’t hold it against us. In our eyes you will always be our babies. Thank you for such a wonderful post : )
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Debra @ A Frugal Friend May 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Love it! Future Blogger ;)
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Kristin May 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm

They won’t be a baby forever you know. Dying. SO adorable!

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Sara Rose May 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Julz, you are so much fun! I really enjoyed reading this! 10 was funny cause we just got back from getting some ice cream from across the street. We don’t get ice cream too often even though we all love it because too much of something can make you sick of it; have I ever told you why I hate coconut? xoxo sweet girl!!

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Glamamom May 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

This made me cry! Very wise words. Mama, you have a real smart one on your hands!
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Sherry May 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for sharing .. She makes great points I have to remember these
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Shana D May 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Julia you are the best, this is a great list. And I agree with Tina, such a hard one. My oldest is nine and I tell him all the time he is my baby and always will be.
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Jessica R. May 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

From the mouths of babes…
Great advice!!
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Amy B. May 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Bookmarking this to read, and reread, and reread…
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Dresden May 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

BRAVO!!
This is great advice. Well done.
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ConnieFoggles May 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm

They sure do grow up too fast. Wise advice.
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Jessica @Bkeepsushonest May 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

What an awesome list… I am particularly fond of #10… and I think my kids would agree.
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Ellen May 29, 2013 at 8:21 am

Great tips, I’d say#6 is a big one, they won’t be a baby forever and we tend to forget this.

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Janie June 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I am surprised there wasn’t one for “Give kids money”. It seems that’s all my daughter wants and I become Mother of the Year to her. lol

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