Working at Mama and Me has been amazing and it has taught me so many things.
The main thing I have learned is that it is ok to not know what you're doing. It's a lot of improvising. Everyone is nervous but you have to trust your instincts and believe in yourself.
No one raises a child the same way. There might be similar things that you do when raising your child but it is all about finding your own way.
I have also witnessed that children seem to make people happier, most people who come in are smiling and happy. Kids like to explore the store and I have watched it bring a smile to their parents faces.
I have learned that while you have your fun times you need to have patience. It can be really easy to blow your top and sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and change your mindset.
The most important thing I have learned is that it isn't harder to love a child that you didn't give birth to. Some of the ladies I have worked with and talked to have shown me that. That is a big deal to me because I have known from a young age that I can't give birth to children and hearing them talk about their child makes me not as nervous for the future and it let's me know that I will have people to talk to.
I can't express how much I love working with Mama and Me and I can't wait to learn more.
- Written by Karlee McQueen, Junior at Liberty North High School