Blogger at Mamlicious Maria Maria Smith is here to share her best advice for mothering four young children.
What is an enjoyable part of mothering children at this stage?
Little kids love their mama. They run to me at school pickup and are happier to see me than anyone else in my life. They are so open with their love!
What is a challenge of this stage?
Being a mom of little kids is physically hard – I tend to have a child on my hip for most of the day. Lack of sleep, organization and privacy come with the territory.
What is the biggest misconception people have about this stage?
People think it’s all play dates and crafty Saturdays, but they don’t understand that those play dates and projects might end in temper tantrums or a huge mess. Most people don’t understand the extreme amount of patience that is necessary.
How can Best Self readers support moms in their own lives?
Do the same type of things you did when she first had her baby: bring her a meal, offer to fold her laundry, take her kids to the park so she can shower alone. Even if her “baby” is 2, she still needs everyday help.