hehe, i've been wanting to share this list for a while. it's so real and true to what i have experienced as a mom (and, from the many stories I hear, what others experience as well). some of these things are true for all moms, working and stay-at-home, while others are specific to women like me who "don't work" (more on that later!). important note: this is meant to be a lighthearted post. no anger or attacking of anyone here! tone gets lost through written word at times and i want this to be clear. while these things can truly bother me when said, i know that most of them come from good people with good hearts. hopefully this can be informative for those who have said them (pre-mom me included!) so they can be a blessing to the moms around them and give other moms with similar struggles the knowledge they aren't alone (and maybe a chuckle here and there). under each point, i've included some positive thoughts and alternative ideas so you don't feel like you're walking on eggshells with every mom you meet.
there may be some things on this list that don't bother some moms or some things i've missed. this is just a simple list from my own experience and what i've learned from the mommies i know and love!