i'm mom to a 4-year old and a 1-month old and i must say i love (and value) the sage advice of moms who have btdt (often more so than those new moms who think they have it all figured out, but really don't have a clue). i've even had women without children give me advice or their two cents during my pregnancies and about child rearing because they read something somewhere (and they usually have a holier-than-thou attitude). sorry, but until you've been in my shoes, i really don't want to hear it.
hopefully all you moms will stick around.
i constantly try to keep this (bolded section) in mind and think it's so important for others to hear. like i said above, please stick around (and keep reminding us of this).
I totally agree :) I'm relatively new here and don't post much, but I tend to read almost all of the parenting forums to help me 'see' where I'm going, if that makes any sense, even though my 2 boys are 2.5 and 10 mos. And, the older my kids get, the more I realize that I don't really know anything, and with parenting there is so much trial and error and what works for YOUR specific kids and your family. I love the advice from moms who have the clarity of time. I think it's when you can look back and see that it was really just a blip that it helps so much.
I'm not sure if I'm making any sense. Thanks for the advice and wisdom. Truly