What My Mom Taught Me About Being a Parent

Moms share the valuable lessons they learned from their own moms about being a parent (16 Photos)

Erika Rasmusson Janes on Apr 23, 2013 at 5:59PM

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What My Mom Taught Me About Being a Parent

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

"I think the best advice I received from my Mom was to choose my battles. If you sweat the small stuff, life will be filled with lots of frustrations and disappointments. If only the really big issues irritate you, life will be much easier. So what if your child won't eat all of his or her veggies or wants to read a book before getting in the bathtub rather than after -- none of it really matters in the end!" -- Kristin

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