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My Mom Advice from My 16-Year Old Self

I found an old journal yesterday from when I was 16. In it, I wrote to my future self advice on what to do when I became a mom.

Dear future Olivia, when it comes to your kids…

  • Get Mozart tapes
  • Don’t make them make your bed
  • Don’t borrow their clothes
  • Don’t talk about personal experiences such as your periods or sex life
  • Remember the opposite sex is ok, you were there once
  • Don’t feed them alot of junk food
  • Spend time with them
  • Let them have fun with their friends
  • Get involved with school activities
  • Get involved with next door neighbors
  • Help them with their chores
  • Give them hugs and kisses + tuck them into bed
  • Take lots of pictures
  • Be patient
  • Tell them they are smart + they can do anything
  • Show love + appreciation
  • Be firm, not strict
  • Keep it simple
  • Help them follow their dreams
  • Keep them around family
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Name your girl Analeese or Alisha or Alisa or Kyndle

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