This is totally random, but I thought it'd be neat to share bits of advice (parenting related or not) that our family has given us that we have found to be useful.
One thing my mom told me as I was growing up was that for big events where everyone needs to look nice (like parties, or going out for family pictures) mom gets herself ready first before helping anyone else. She said that once she's ready, then she can take care of everyone else. I understand now that she could have probably spent all her time getting the kids (and my dad) ready and ended up without enough time for herself. So on those occasions, she always prioritized herself. It's something I try to do whenever we're all going out together too. I make sure I'm dressed and ready to go, and then I'll focus on getting Nate taken care of (if DH hasn't already). It keeps me from having to walk out of the house looking like a zombie.
Anyone else have silly tips/advice to share?