Today, let's just cut right to the chase:
What's one of the best pieces of advice you've ever been given?
When I became a mom, I was advised to learn to say "No" and not get myself over-committed. My children would only be young for a short time, no one else but me could be their mom, and I always needed to ask myself, "Is this something that only I can do?"
I think now that I'm in my 40's, I've finally truly learned that lesson. For a while, I would think that being the room mother for my daughter's class translated to "I'm doing this for you, Ryley." In reality, it meant that I was copying, laminating and cutting endless things out when I could have been playing a board game with her. She could care less who the room mother was but she did care if I was too busy for her.
As did all my girls.
It was good advice even if it did take me 20 years to learn it!
Now you're up - what's one of the best pieces of advice you've ever been given?