Make Life Easier By Listening To Your Wing Woman
Growing up, I would hear people talk about how they were turning into their mothers and it always amused me. We all like to think of ourselves as being our own people but the important people in our lives do have a huge impact on us.
As a mom now, my own mother has an impact on who I am and who I am as a mother. She’s my Wing Woman and definitely has some great advice on how to make life easier when I’m dealing with the ups and downs of parenting. And she’s also set a great example for me in my motherhood journey.
Here’s some advice she’s given me recently that has helped us through some parenting adventures:
Be Open to Help
My mom has always been by my side. In fact, we’ve lived together most of my life. There were a few years after Justin and I got married where we lived on our own before she moved in with us, but otherwise she has been by my side my entire life. Literally under the same roof with me.
I’m not the greatest at asking for help and accepting help, but it’s a lesson she’s always reminding me of to make life easier. As I’ve become a parent, her example reminds me again and again that this job is a group effort!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and when others offer to step in and help, be willing to accept! This parenting thing is even more challenging if you go it alone!
Go With the Flow
Life has twists and turns. I’ve learned that much over the years. Having more than one kid seems to mean even more adventures. My mom is always encouraging me to be flexible. Sometimes I get a plan in my head and have trouble just rolling with it.
She’s had a lot more years of experience and one of her biggest words of wisdom for life in general is to, “Take a deep breath and make it work.”
She’s told me that since I was a child and even reminded me just a few weeks ago when I was feeling stressed out by some major changes going on around us. She’s made it work in her life even dealing with some things that felt insurmountable like the death of my sister.
She’s showed me through example how to work my way through even the toughest times of life by trying to be flexible and carry on.
Watching her carry on through the devastation of losing a child has shown me how a person can come up from the depths with strength and resilience.
Being strong doesn’t mean that you always know what you’re doing. It doesn’t mean you know how to handle everything that is thrown your way. It just means that you keep taking another step forward. You get up each day and face the world.
Whenever possible, you do the best to find something good. Even if it’s as small as finding a small heart-shaped rock on the ground when you’re heart feels like it’s broken.
These are the lessons I’ve learned to make life easier or to at least make it through life when times seem rough. They’re some of the lessons I thank my mom for each day. It’s true that sometimes you should listen to your mother!
My mom is definitely my Wing Woman and I don’t know what I’d do without her by my side!
My Wing Woman
A Wing Woman swoops in to save women from difficult situations and embarrassing moments by providing helpful life advice. Every woman has a Wing Woman in her life, no matter it’s her mother, sister, friend or a public figure.
My Wing Woman is my mom. Who’s your Wing Woman?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.