5 Moms On The Best Parenting Advice Their Own Total Boss Moms Gave Them

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Millennials are bosses when it comes to motherhood, and that’s because we learned from the best: our own total boss moms! Mothers have been quietly slaying this parenting thing for generations — all the while dropping their best parenting advice for future mothers to collect and carry on behind them. The best words of wisdom I got from my own mom were these: “As soon as you can’t take one stage of life a minute longer, it’s gone, and another takes its place.” I heard her words as I pulled my hair out after 11 months with a baby who woke 4 times a night — then suddenly, he slept. I heard them when his frustrated grunts brought me to tears as he couldn’t communicate what he needed — then suddenly, he spoke.

Every mom has them: quips she learned from experience, or prose she remembers a loved one saying. When we’re young, it's easy to just roll our eyes when we hear a tired mom mantra for the umpteenth time. But as we get used to wearing the “mom” title ourselves, we appreciate them more than we can say.

We sought out five pieces of the best parenting advice that real moms received from their own total boss moms with our partner Total Wireless, another resource to help boss moms keep the chaos at bay. (Check them out at TotalWireless.com!) Pass down these pieces of parenting advice, and let’s keep on raising our little bosses up right.

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Pride and happiness seem more fitting, don't you think?

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You've got this!

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What better moment than the present?

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We know, we know: this is easier said than done. Maybe strive for organized chaos?

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Even a short five minutes early will jumpstart your entire day.

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