That is what friends are for! This week my friend, Jill, from college wrote a post about Diapers/Potty Training and asking for advice. In her post she mentioned me and how I have successfully potty trained Wesley at the young age of 2. It was such an honor that a friend thinks I did something well and would like my advice.
Sure, I will offer my advice, I have some to give. My friend Elizabeth also gave her advice as well! She is much better read then me and can give you stats and everything! She is always an awesome resource for me!!
It really got me thinking, Jill is on the right track. Blog land is not only to show what are children/family are up too, brag on our kids (yes, I am proud of my kids and I am not scared to tell people,) but to ask for our friends’ advice and support. Lots of us are in the exact same circumstances, or will be soon enough. Why not lean on our friends?
I will be the FIRST to tell you I do not have all the answers. My mothering technique is the example of being raised by great parents and“Trial and Error.” I truly try my best but do not have everything right, and Lord knows, I pray for help every night!!
There are two areas that I struggle with and could use some advice…
1) My daughter, 4.5 years old, almost in kindergarten, sucks her finger (kinda like a thumb sucker just uses her index finger)
2) My son, 2 years 2 month, is potty trained, yet still uses a pacifier at naptime and night time.
Are these situations ideal? No. Do I wish to change this? You bet.
This list can go on but these are two examples were somehow I missed the boat on correcting these “no-no’s.” I too can use some advice on how to fix these issues. BTW, ANY ADVICE would be greatly appreciated!!
I feel so blessed (for lots of reasons) but on this blog, I seem to have a steady group of people following this blog. People who seem to really care to see what we are up too, see how fast our kids are growing, and sometimes think I have something insightful to say. I would hope that those people looking at my blog, look with encouraging and supportive hearts. If not, please stop reading!!
As mothers we are in this together. So my friends, let’s continue to encourage each other, give advice, and support one another on this journey of motherhood- which by the way is a lifetime effort :)