10 Things I Learned From You…


I write a lot about motherhood and how having a baby changed my life and style! But there’s actually quite a few thing we can learn from babies.

You might think, yeah right, this little human has only been around for 18 months – what on earth can she teach me?! Me, that’s been around the block, more than twice (read I’m not giving away my age)! Okey, okey I’m 32 but don’t tell anyone!

Anyway, so I decided to make a list (because I just love lists), about the 10 things I learned from my baby and I’m pretty sure you Mama’s are gonna relate (let me know)!

10. Smile To Strangers

Babies interact without thinking twice. Smiles to strangers and bye-byes are at the order of the day. No matter if you are the President or just watering the garden. You will probably get a toothy smile!

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Smile more! Scientist and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you. Research (and common sense), shows us that a smile is contagious and it can make us appear more attractive to others. What are you waiting for? Start smiling!

9. Be fearless

“I laugh in the face of danger… ha ha ha ha.” Who can forget this classic line coming from a young Simba in The Lion King. Which just goes to show: babies are pretty much fearless. They will just jump of a bed or any other ridiculously high object, without thinking twice.

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Take that leap of faith – otherwise you’re always gonna wonder WHAT IF?

8. Get excited!

Everything excites baby! They look at the world in awe – they see the wonder in everyday things. Birds chirping, the moon, flowers, even ants crawling!

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Get excited about life! Stop waiting for something big to happen. It’s in the little things.

7. Show your emotions

Babies cry, shout or even lie flat on the floor when they are NOT happy! No pretending that everything is fine when it really isn’t!

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Voice your problems, fears or needs. Tell your partner when something is bothering you instead of giving him the silent treatment.

6. Dance like nobody’s watching

When babies feel the rhythm they start swaying, it’s just like Gloria Estafan said “the rhythms gonna get you!”

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

NO matter how you look, if you feel the rhythm DANCE. Look at Ellen, she’s not the most gracious dancer, but nothing will stop her from dancing, even on national television!

5. Stress less!

Babies don’t stress about anything. Okay, they pretty much know someone else (read Mommy), is doing all the stressing out work for them, but they just believe that everything is gonna be alright.

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Stress less! Stop worrying about everything all the time. Most things have a way of working out, without you worrying about it!

4. Dress up!

No bow is too BIG for baby! Babies can go over the top and still look fabulous. Did someone say dungarees?

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Life’s too short to dress ugly. Get up, dress up and conquer the world in your trendiest sneakers.

3. What body issues?

Babies do not worry about their weight. You know the way they proudly walk around, push out their stomach and pat on it?

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Yes, your thighs are always gonna be a bit wobbly, your butt will never look perfect and cellulite is pretty much a given. Find your happy weight and stop worrying about that extra kilo or 2!

2. Love your Mom and Dad!

Baby loves you unconditionally. She thinks you’re the most wonderful, beautiful human being.

Lesson learned by grown-ups:

Your parents are… surprise! Human too! Yes, they makes mistakes, but they raised you and loves you unconditionally. So, pick up that phone and give them a call right now!

1. Love unconditionally!

Just like babies do. Love your hubby, partner, baby, parents, friends and yourself!

In the end that’s all that really matters.

Stay Stylish (and don’t forget to love your dog)!



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  1. Rachel Dietrich :

    I absolutely LOVE your perspective here! It’s so true that we often think about all the things that babies are learning from us as adults, but we rarely think about what we can learn from them! Before I decided to be a SAHM, I was a third grade teacher. I have always said that I learned as much from my students as they learned from me. Society as a whole undervalues our little ones and their beautiful ideas and perspective on life!

    Great post! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Helene Olivier :

      Hi Rachel,

      Nice to (virtually) meet you! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! It’s funny because before I became a SAHM I also was teaching! Gr 1 and Gr R. I used to love it because everyday I would learn something from them… and now that I have my own little girl I just keep on learning a lot all the time!

      So happy you loved it! And more importantly that it meant something to you!

      Hope to hear from you soon and that you will keep on reading (and loving) our blog.


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    • Helene Olivier :


      Thank you for the compliment and so glad you find the blog helpful!

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