A few things I’ve learned…

I think we can all agree on the fact that being a mom is not an easy job… it’s hard work, it’s time consuming, it’s tiring and it’s emotional; all while being the most amazing thing ever.

Being a first time mommy, you don’t know everything. You don’t know what the “right” way of parenting is. You don’t know if you should be doing something this way or that way. You go into each day not knowing what’s going to happen and not knowing how to handle it. I feel like I learn something new every day with Tanner.  So here are a few things I’ve learned so far being a new mommy.

  • Everything I do, I do it for you

I can’t stop reading that with out singing it to Bryan Adams’  I do it for you. LOL. But it’s true. Everything I do, is and always will be for Tanner. The day she was born, she became my whole world, my everything. Things I used to do are no longer, and I do things now that I didn’t do before. And I’m totally ok with that!

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  • Mommin’ my way is ok

Hence the blog name Mommin’ my way. I’ve come to realization that doing things according to any book just didn’t work with us. We figured out (overtime) what works best for us and we stuck to it.  Not everyone will agree with how I mom and that is ok; and to be honest I may not understand or agree with the way another mom does it either and I think that’s ok. I think mom’s and dad’s need to realize that there really isn’t a right way. What works for us may not work for you guys and vice versa. As long as your providing your baby with the love and care they need than I think you’re doing a damn good job!

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  • I’m only human

Trying to get your 9 and a half month old to do something they don’t want to do can be frustrating. There are times when Tanner does something (like roll around on the changing table while I’m trying to change her diaper; as if it were a game!) or doesn’t do something (like take a freakin’ nap!). I’ll get all worked up and basically yell at her and immediately get so mad at myself for giving my daughter an attitude all because I’m frustrated. I try and take deep breaths and remind myself she’s just a baby and doesn’t know any better. Yet it still eats at me that I was so mean to my babygirl. I immediately apologize to her and tell my self not to do it again and I don’t… until the next time I lose it and get frustrated. I’m only human and I like to think I’m not the only mom out there that has off days. Does this happen to anyone else? If so, I’d love to hear some ways you try to control your frustrations. (if that is even possible?)


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These all may be obvious things that ya’ll already know but these are things that I’m learning day after day and some I need to even remind my self of daily. I’d love to hear some good learning experiences you mama’s and dada’s have learned!



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