After three years of being a mom, I've realized that although I have honed my skills, learned from my mistakes, and have some tips and tricks to pass on to newbie moms, I'm still learning (and probably always will be). However, when I look back on those first few days and weeks of being a mom I realize that a little advice definitely would have gone a long way, which is why I asked some seasoned moms to share what they want struggling new moms to know.
Parenting is a constant work-in-progress and we could all do with a little help and support from time to time (or, you know, all the time). What I have found is that new moms tend to worry more, often overthink things, and spend way too much time doing way too much research (read: stay up all night Googling frightening symptoms that will convince you something is wrong when it really isn't.)
Once you have been a mom for a while, or especially if you have other kids to care for, your time becomes more limited and simply surviving the day is considered an accomplishment. So if you are a new mom, or you know one, you might find these words of wisdom from seasoned moms who have been there and done that, helpful: