When my children were little, I loved spending time with older moms with hopes of gleaning wisdom from their years of experience. While I didn’t agree with every opinion and follow every word of advice, I always appreciated seeing motherhood through the lens of different women.
During those years, I often looked forward to being an older mom myself so that I could pass on what I had learned. I wanted to share what other moms had taught me and what I had learned on my own through trial and error. Unfortunately, now that I am an older mom I’m finding that younger moms aren’t coming to me, or any older woman, for advice.
I asked a young mom about this and while her answer didn’t surprise me, it did disappoint me. She explained that moms today don’t need to seek wisdom from older women because they can find a podcast, blog post, or article on anything they want to know, whenever they want to know it, right from the privacy of their own home.
I admit our technology is incredibly helpful. But, as a woman who raised her children without the internet as a go to, I would like to point out some important aspects that moms are missing out on when they seek advice by sitting at their computers rather than by the side of an older woman. Please keep in mind I’m not speaking to women who live in desolate areas of the world due to mission work, serving our country, or any other reason. I’m speaking to those fortunate enough to be surrounded by older moms who are full of untapped wisdom.
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