Parenting

Top 6 Most Influential Moms in the Blog World

As a new mom, I’m often seeking advice from experienced moms who’ve been there and done that. After all, they know a thing or two about motherhood!

So when I was still pregnant with Aria, I reached out to my favorite bloggers and asked them one question:

If you could give a first time mom just one piece of advice, what would it be?

I’m glad I asked because now that I’m officially a mom, I find myself repeating their words of wisdom when things get a bit overwhelming in the household.

In no particular order, here are some quality pieces of advice from experienced mamas who are the most influential in the blog world:

Karlyn Bishop (voiceBoks.com)
“Enjoy every minute of it, because before you know it, you’ll be missing those sleepless, diaper changing, cute, cuddly moments, and wanting more!”

Janis Brett Elspas (MommyBlogExpert.com)
“Try and learn something NEW from your child every day because kids have so much to teach us.”

Natalie Lesnefsky (TheBusyBudgetingMama.com)
“Give yourself grace! I remember having my first and thinking I didn’t have it all together quick enough.. same thing happened with my second..and third!  haha. Give yourself grace and remember you don’t have to do it all. You’ll get back into the swing of things. I found so much peace when I would just remind myself that these crazy days don’t last forever. Soak up those moments when they are so little. Get some cheap dry shampoo.. rock the yoga pants and graphic tee. And trust your mama instincts. you got this!”

Mandy Rose (HouseofRoseBlog.com)
“My best piece of advice to a first time mom is to remember to give yourself grace. Adding a new little being to your world is amazing, but it’s also life changing. Don’t forget that it’s ok if your house isn’t spotless or if dinner doesn’t get made or if the laundry hasn’t been done.”

Jocelyn Sams (FlippedLifestyle.com)
“Breathe. You are a good mom. It doesn’t matter if you do everything the ‘experts’ say or if you do what the seemingly perfect moms on Facebook and Pinterest do. Take a deep breath and know that as long as you love your baby, you are doing it right.”

Yasmin Dar (YasminDarLIVE.com)
“Make sure to carve out some ‘me’ time. It’s so easy to become engulfed with your baby that you tend to forget about taking care of yourself. I would say the same thing for first time daddy’s. I remember my husband looked like hell after the first 3 weeks of our baby being born and I begged him to get a haircut to look a little decent. Once he did he not only looked better but felt better about himself. We take turns giving each other breaks and it really helps to keep your sanity especially with the lack of sleep that both mommy and daddy will experience. My husband and I also have a date night once a week. We promised to put our relationship first before baby because we feel our child needs a strong family foundation, first and foremost. It sounds selfish but if you think about it, that strong unit begins with mommy and daddy working as a team.”

Cindy Hasko (inspirememama.com)
“Get plenty of rest AND you time. All of a sudden you are taking care of another life and it’s a lot of work. It’s the most exhausting and most amazing and beautiful thing ever!! So, with that said, at least once a week, ask someone you trust to watch your little one for an hour and that way you can take a walk outside alone or a well needed nap or go to a bookstore and read alone. It’s so important to get plenty of rest because you are getting used to all of the changes since having a baby ~ physically, emotionally, and mentally. If you are over-tired (which you will be sometimes), it all seems like more than it really is, so ask for help when you need rest and/or you time. It will refresh you!! DATE NIGHTS ARE A MUST WITH YOUR HUBBY!!! He was there with you first, so don’t neglect him, even though there is a new little one around. Applaud him & give him credit when he tries. Remember, it’s new for him too and now has to share you. So again, find someone you trust, don’t feel guilty and have special alone time with your man. You are a team now and a happy couple = even better parents, together, working together in the same direction, not against each other.”

I definitely rock the yoga pants. I consider one load of laundry in the dryer as an accomplishment. I constantly remind myself to give myself grace. My “me” time is either early in the morning before everyone wakes up, or reallyyy late at night when everyone’s asleep. And since I’m new to this whole parenting thing, I always remind myself that as long as I love my baby, I’m doing things right.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received as a new mom?

xoxo,
Ashlyn

p.s.
Did you notice that there are actually 7 influential moms listed? Gotcha!

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