JaMonkey blogger and founder of “Yeah, Let’s Go!” Meghan Cooper is here to share her best advice for mothering young children.
What is an enjoyable part of mothering children at this stage?
I love that their minds are little sponges. They pick up everything they hear – and I mean everything. I love teaching them about things and getting them interested in things that we enjoy.
What is a challenge of this stage?
Potty training. It’s the worst. Lots of extra stuff to carry around and icky things to clean.
What is the biggest misconception people have about motherhood?
That we as mothers have to give things up in order to raise children, or that it takes all our abilities to do so, leaving no time for other aspects of our lives.
Around Mother’s Day this year, what support would be most helpful to you?
Support from my partner to go have a mom’s vacation. Moms don’t get sick days or time off. We are always “on,” so it would be great to be able to disconnect and unwind for some adult nurturing.