As a mom of 3 at 24, my brain already feels like a scrambled egg. I mean what mom doesn’t feel this way? If you don’t, count your self as lucky! Well, here are some of the lessons I’ve learned in the past few years as an official mom instead of just the oldest sibling.
Lesson 1. You can never have too many socks (you or the kids, they disappear at an astonishing rate)
I have to say, having kids has taught me the value of the sock. Also, they have an uncanny ability to disappear until a later time. Always stock up on socks, no matter what age.
Lesson 2. Never go by serving sizes on cooking labels or recipes when you have kids older than 5 or 6, they eat quite a bit.
Between three kids and two adults; I have to cook approximately 8 suggested servings worth of food for dinner and breakfast. Although, their appetites are ever-changing, so there are some nights they do not eat a whole lot.
Also, if you find yourself struggling to plan for meals let alone what to make, check out my post on meal planning.
There’s also a free printable included in this post for meal planning.
Lesson 3. Having a TON of scrap paper at the ready, as well as the drawing/coloring utensils.
Trust me on this one, even if they don’t seem like they want to draw…. when one starts, typically the others will follow.
Lesson 4. The Local library is your new best friend.
Beforehand, I never saw my self-going to the library. Nowadays, I am in the library with or for the kids at LEAST once a week. It saves me time and money, not having to buy DVDs or books that will be watched or read only one or two times total.
Lesson 5. Netflix is probably better than cable.
Some may put this up for debate, but I find that my kiddos enjoy watching Netflix more than cable TV.
What lessons have you learned in motherhood?
Have something you’d like to add or have found helpful in your experience?
Drop a line in the comments on what you think!
Til next time,