What two pieces of important advice would you share with first time or soon-to-be parents?

Today’s SocialMoms blogging prompt was submitted by member Anastasia Borisyuk, who writes an eco-friendly living blog at Eco-Babyz. You can connect with her on Twitter @EcoBlogz.

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This is the Daily Prompt:

What two pieces of important advice would you share with first time or soon-to-be parents?

There is so much advice to share with a first time or soon-to-be parents; much of that advice would be important too.   To try to limit advice to two pieces of important advice is very difficult.

From the bottom of my heart, my two pieces of important advice would be:

1)  Breathe, and smile; you are doing a great job!

2)  Accept right now that you WILL make TONS of mistakes, and it’s O.K.

I think that if you take in this advice, your parenting path will go a lot easier.  If I had trusted in myself more, I would have saved myself a lot of self-doubt, anxiety, and grief.  Advice is just advice!  You can listen to it, but in the end you will do what is best for you and your baby at that particular time, in the particular circumstances that you find yourself in.  Guess what?  You’ll never know how something will turn out, until you actually try it!  You have a 50% chance of getting something wrong.  You also have a 50% chance of getting it right too!  Listen to yourself more often…you’ll soon see that you are doing a good job after all.  Stay strong.

Trust me on this one:  YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES!!!!!  When you make those mistakes, you’ll also learn that it’s o.k. to make mistakes.  We are all humans.  We all make mistakes.  It’s with mistakes that we learn to do it right, and even then you’ll often discover that there are more ways to do one thing right.  As time goes on, and as you learn to do things right (even after all of your mistakes), guess what?  YOU WILL MAKE NEW MISTAKES!!!  That’s right!  You’ll be fine.  Your baby will be fine.

We can not create perfection.  We can only do the best that we can do!  When in doubt, ask!  When the answer doesn’t sound right, get a second opinion!  If you feel like you are still unsatisfied, do some research!  Eventually you will come to a decision on just about anything.  You’ll still have a 50% chance of making the wrong decision….and 50% chance of making the right decision!

With all that said, please do one thing!

Enjoy every single second possible with your baby, because time really does pass us by.

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What is one item you couldn’t live without for more than a week and why?

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This is the Daily Prompt:

Today’s SocialMoms blogging prompt was created by our team member Sasha Afanasieff.

What is one item you couldn’t live without for more than a week and why?

(For example, car, TV, cell phone, makeup, elliptical machine, internet, Facebook, etc.)

One item that I could not live without for more than a week would be the internet!  The internet is where I feel connected, and where I can exercise my creativity.  I love being able to meet new acquaintances through Social Media, and to transform those acquaintances to friendships (even friendships with strong bonds).  There are certain people who I look forward to chatting with ever day on Twitter….and there are certain people who I hope will comment on My Bits and Bleeps posts.  Why?  Because I value their opinion, and I value their input, and I can learn from what they say.

All this makes me a stronger person….a more informed person….a person that can change, and learn from her mistakes!

If I didn’t have access to the internet, I think I would miss their presence.  Similar to what I feel when I don’t see them on Twitter, or on my Blog!!  It just wouldn’t be the same.   I mean, I could LIVE without the internet!  ….But, I would feel at a loss until I could get onto the internet again!

If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why?

Social Moms: the influential moms networkSince being a member of Social Moms, I’ve discovered new ways to interact through social media.  A really nice idea, to keep bloggers motivated, is what Social Moms have come up with: Daily Prompts.  With daily prompts, we can find inspiration, keep our blogs fresh and lively…..and of course, help to increase our blog traffic!

This is the Daily Prompt: 

If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why?

This isn’t the type of question that I would expect to face; however, I don’t have a problem in answering it at all!

One fictional character comes to mind immediately!

   That’s right!  Tigger!!!!  I love Tigger, and always have!  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to hang out with Tigger!!  As an adult, I’ve owned two cats that I named Tigger (I owned each cat at different times), and when I want to feel cozy and comfy…I put on my big Tigger sweatshirt!  I own several Tigger articles of clothing….and I DID own a pair of Tigger studs, and my Tigger watch! ….. but in Feb. 2010 we were broken into and those jerks took everything!!!

It would be so cool to dine with Tigger!  Yes, I know I’m 42 years old!!!  Don’t we all have a little kid inside of us?  Well, my little kid inside of me would be so happy to share a pizza with Tigger!  I know that I’d be smiling ear to ear, and I’d want to take a lot of pictures too!  I’m not ashamed to say it!  Nor will I be embarrassed to share this info. with the rest of the world!  Tigger rocks!!

why?

cuz he’s the only one!