10 things I wish I had known as a young mom

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 11:39 p.m. MST

Editor's note: This content, "What I wish I knew as a young mom" by Susan Tordella, originally appeared on her website, Raising Able. It has been posted here with the author's permission.
There’s so much to know to be a good mother that young moms can’t know it all. They can learn it from their kids and from other moms. Here are 10 things I wish I had known or that I've discovered along the way.
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Chris B, Jr.
Saint George, UT

You really didn't know those things?

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Seriously, these were new info only gained later in motherhood??? I guess if DesNews buys it then why not sell it!

Sasha Pachev
Provo, UT

There is a difference between know as in being able to rattle it off when asked a test question, and know as in having the practical knowledge and understanding its relative importance in the grand scheme of things. The first one can be obtained by reading a book or two or even just an Internet article. The second takes years of experience.

With regard to the things on the list I would say most people will be able to list them off, but relatively few know them on the level of practical grasp.

Phoenix, AZ

Motherhood is wonderful...I loved and still do love it.

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