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20 Things We Wish Other Moms Had Told Us About Raising Children

20 Things We Wish Other Moms Had Told Us About Raising Children

Here's the advice and insight we really need.

One of the reasons being a mom is so hard is because there isn't an instruction manual. You may get advice and guidance from others, but you'll also discover lots of little details along the way. Which is why we appreciate the following insights—ranging from the funny to the heartfelt—that moms wish they had known before having kids.

An accurate description.

Good tip.

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It's probably the most important thing.

Enjoy it as much as you can.

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That's a fact.

It's an important job.

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Parenting involves a lot of responsibility.

Completely understandable.

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It happens to everyone.

Plan trips in advance.

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Everything is going to take longer.

Better get used to it.

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Sleep while you can.

Kids are expert-level button-pushers.

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It's a skill.

Get the hazmat suit ready.

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It's a dirty job.

Being prepared is a myth.

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That's all you can do sometimes.

It's a great feeling.

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Parenting has its perks.

Stock up.

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You'll run out quick.

Honesty is the best policy.

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Be ready for some tough talks.

Yep.

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Weird, but true.

Self-care is key.

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Treat yourself.

Life-changing in a positive way.

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Things will never be the same.

Delicious!

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Sometimes it's their favorite meal.

Flexibility is a must.

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Get ready to think on your feet.

Especially if you have a chatty Kathy.

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They just keep going and going …

They'll get over it.

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It's an honest mistake.

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