Where does the time go? One day you are carrying around a sweet little baby in your arms and then what seems like the next, they are heading off on their own. I remember when I was a new mother and people would give me all kids of unsolicited advice, like all the time. “Make sure you sleep train from the beginning”, “Don’t hold them so much or you’ll spoil them”. . yada yada yada. After gaining my footing as a mother I quickly found out that I was capable of figuring things out on my own and after awhile I was standing confidently in my own parenting groove not giving much notice to the constant thoughts being thrown at me. However, while most of the advice people liked to give seemed like a waste of breath, there was one piece of advice that really stuck with me and that was to “cherish every moment” and “time goes by way to fast”. Truthfully, I am not sure if I really believed them back when I was changing diapers and chasing after a toddler night and day, but now that I have caught my breath and took a step back, I have noticed that my kids really do grow up in the blink of an eye and time cannot be taught to stand still, no matter how much we beg and plead with it to do so.
Below is a photo of my baby girls’ first time tasting YoBaby yogurt. This was about six years ago however it feels like it was yesterday. Notice the dog nose in the corner of the photo? I think the best thing that ever happened to that dog was the day the kids started eating foods.
Being that I am a YoGetter writer and mother who raised her kids on YoBaby, I wanted to celebrate along side Stonyfield today as YoBaby celebrates it’s 16th birthday! The best part about this celebration, however, is that YOU could get the presents! By entering below, one reader will win a YoBaby prize pack complete with free product coupons, a bib and a sweet little Stonyfield hat.
What piece of advice were you given when your babies were little that actually rang true? Which advice did you wish people would have kept to themselves? Tell us your favorite story in the comments section below.