Ask any parent, and they'll be able to tell you at least one mistake they've made over the years.
Whether it was listening to other people's advice, not listening to other people's advice, or just not taking the time to appreciate the small things, parenting is a lot of trial and error.
But no matter how much experience you have (or the number of parenting books you own) no one really knows what they're doing. And if you had your time again, we're sure there's certainly things you'd do differently.
Watch: The Mamamia team confess the times they were bad mums. Post continues below.
So to make you feel better about your own parenting regrets, we asked the Mamamia community what they wish they would have done the first time around.
Here's what they had to say.
"I wish I believed people when they said 'having a child is hard'."
"I wish I believed people when they said having a child is hard, I thought they were overreacting, therefore I was completely unprepared [for] how difficult it is."
"I wish I'd been less busy."
"I wish I’d played with them more when they were little. I wish I’d been less busy, tidied the house less and just sat on the floor to play."