Don't believe everything you're told
Go with what *you* know
Apparently not everyone has the impossible expectations of your children that you do. It's okay to back off
ocassionally, not often, rarely! and let them act like wild heathens. You don't even have to do it in public. And hey, leave the room if you really can't handle it
Even when you're seatbelted snugly in and wearing a helmet, it doesn't mean you won't get the crap beat out of you from your husband's crazy-ass driving
Always have jackets and umbrellas handy and hey, dummy!!! check the weather first!
Don't think "vacation" is synonymous with "relaxing." Not even for a second. But then don't think dropping your kids off at day care when you get back after spending days in a row with them, going bonkers with their INSANE behavior, won't rip your heart out just a little bit