A funny thing happens when you become a fully signed up member of the motherhood club. Suddenly everyone, from the stranger in the elevator, to the well meaning relative will begin to impart words of parenting wisdom that, while given with the warmest intention of help, won’t always resonate with you. And while you can wave some of it off with a diplomatic nod and a smile, there is one person whose wise words you should heed: your mum’s.
Because there is no time in your life that you appreciate your own mother more than when you become one yourself. It’s as though you finally see clearly why they have said and done all those years as you grew, because now, as you look down at the helpless tiny bundle you’ve been charged with making grow into a fine human being, you suddenly realise you know nothing of what it takes to do this – especially with your sanity intact!
To honour all the pearls of wisdom our beloved Mum’s have passed on, online greeting card company Yellow Postie invites you to share your stories on their Facebook page. They would love to know what it is that has resonated most with you, what it is that has helped you along the way in life that you have never forgotten.
The best bits? Besides the fact all of submissions received will will be collated for the soon to be launched Yellow Postie “mum’s wisdom” eBook, there will also be a $500 shopping voucher awarded by the judging panel for the best entry. What better way to repay your mother for all that sound advice than taking her on a well earned shopping spree?
And while growing up my Mum’s old favourite catch cry was “if it’s not on, its not on – AND even if it is on, it’s not on”, now happily the Nanna to 4 grandchildren, the best lessons she has passed on has been to trust your instincts, and that a happy mummy equals a happy baby. This might mean you do things differently to how others expect them to be done, but if it safe and works for you and your child then what anyone else thinks is irrelevant. And trust me, with a 7 week old now in my world, there have been MANY times of late I have needed to remind myself of this.
So be sure to head over to the Yellow Postie Facebook page and click on the words of wisdom app (https://www.facebook.com/yellowpostie/app_194975693850063) and share your story to win!