Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the "little stuff" when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big; because to them, all of it has always been big stuff.
So true. rarely ever do I have time to do my hair, makeup, or wear nice clothes, but that's because my time is better spent with my kids. They'll remember whether mom spent quality time with them or not.
"You do not have to make your children in to wonderful people. You just have to remind them that they are wonderful people. If you do this consistently from the day they are born they will believe it easily." -- William Martin by Naghma