Review & Giveaway
Congrats to winner: Tarah
Congrats to winner: Tarah
- Top 10 ideas for baby shower gifts that I've never seen listed before
- Heidi's top 5 books on parenting that she recommends
- A list of links to varies products & sites that are helpful
From the book:
"I promise, that somewhere in this little book, you will find:"
• "Tips that will allow you to save time, money and even a little bit of
• " Product recommendations from mothers who have actually used
the products or services mentioned."
• "Some wisdom that will help you smile through some of the tougher
• "Reassurances that you are not the only mom who ever felt the
loneliness of the post-partum period, the unnecessary guilt from
treating yourself to a simple pleasure, occasionally wanting to pull
your hair out, wondering whether you really needed a changing
table or were stuck deciding whether you should buy socks or tights
I thought it would be great to include a few of my personal favorite tips from her book, so here they are...
"Never Say Never!" : The sense of responsibility of being aparent is unbelievably huge. I could never have guessed that I'd become the parent I believe I am. Try to never say you'll never let your child do this or that (you most likely will). For example something like giving them McDonald’s fries- I am guilty of this myself.
FOLLOW YOUR OWN INSTINCTS: There is a huge amount ofinformation available on the Internet and elsewhere that can make new moms really doubt themselves and second-guess every little thing they do. Sometimes you’re just going to have to trust your instincts - hard to do when you feel vulnerable and new to the whole parenting thing. But you are the mother! So don’t let relatives, friends, or even strangers, tell you what to do. If you don’t agree, trust your own inner judgment
And my own personal favorite quote of Heidi's , which truely is the best tip I have EVER heard and have to remind myself daily, that actually applies to children of all ages.
And my absolute favorite tip from this book is...
4. "DISCIPLINE: Babies do what you do, not what you say!"
I love this tip, as a mother of two I can very much understand why she included this in her book. If you scream at your children while disciplin them, they will learn to scream also when they get mad. As a mommy, I really have to watch my actions. Children and even babies watch us closer than you think and they honestly do pick up from our actions and it becomes a habit for them, also!
In Heidi's Top Parenting Tips EBook, she also has tips and suggestions for purchases. I've included a paragraph below from the book that is very, very true and a great tip that all mothers should consider...
"Your little one does not need amatching bed sheet, pillowcase, rug, diaper bag, curtain, (yes, its is nice to have but don’t stress if you don’t get it all). Nor does he need a complete set of flannel formal wear either. Babies are not accessories." "And besides, you are now, or soon will be, the proud parent of a long term-investment, which, like any respectable stock, will only get more expensive. Now is not the time to blow the education fund."
To purchase your very own copy of, "101 Things I Wish I Had Known, Top Parenting Tips for First-Time Moms, By Second-Time Mom," written by Heidi Spurrell just click on the link below.
This is a great deal, at only $2.95!
First-time-mums.com was so kind to offer a free copy to one of my lucky readers.
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