Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.
Today’s post is from Lindsay who blogs at http://www.newcastlefamilylife.co.uk which is a family lifestyle blog. She started blogging in 2014 as a way to record her pregnancy with baby number three and now she blogs about a whole host of subjects. Mainly things to do in Newcastle and all about life with a teen and two toddlers.
1) Tell us a little bit about you and your family
I am Lindsay I am 32 and I live in Newcastle with my partner Lee and out three children Chloe is 13. Sophia has just turned 3 and Jacob will be 2 in August. I am a stay at home mum since giving up work after having baby number three and I love it.
2) How would you describe your parenting style?
I would say that I have a fairly relaxed parenting style, we do have a routine which kept me sane in those early days with two children under two. I love that my teen feels that she can tell me things and confide in me but that my children also know right from wrong, although my little two do run rings around me on a regular basis.
3) What’s your favourite thing about being a parent?
I love the simple things such as when they tell you that they love you, or when they fall asleep on you or cuddle up to you on the sofa whilst watching a movie – those are often the little moments that I wish that I could pause and remember forever.
4) What piece of advice have you been given that you found especially helpful?
Do what feels right for you and your children, at the end of the day we as parents know are child the best. I think that everyone parents differently and every family is different so just do what is right for you, trust your instincts. As long as you and the child are safe and happy then that is all that matters.
5) What one piece of encouraging advice would you give to a new parent?
Enjoy it. It honestly is so true what everyone says that it goes to fast – it really does and I cannot believe I have a teenager! Enjoy the newborn snuggles, take tons of photos and try not to worry about the sleepless nights as they will soon pass by and you will miss them.
6) Can you share one of your favourite parenting moments?
Oh I have so many, two of the most memorable are without a doubt when my children met for the first time. I still remember when my eldest came rushing into the room to see her baby sister when she was born – it was love at first sight. I also remember when my girls both came to hospital to see Jacob the day after he was born and watching them peering in his cot. Those are special moments I will treasure forever. recently it is probably when the three of them actually spend time together and I hear the three of them laughing together and getting along.
7) Anything else that you would like to share to encourage other parents?
Just enjoy it and take lots of photos so you remember all of the special little moments in your children’s lives.
Thank you Lindsay for sharing your positive parenting moments and the advice you have found helpful.
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