First, I'm totally with our host of this great carnival when she says to laugh with your kids (unless the occasion calls to laugh at them and what they are doing!) But I can also say that my best parenting advice is have great friends who are and aren't moms. They will keep you sane, let you vent and give you some of the best advice you'd never think you'd find. Trust me, when you're daughter is peeing over the front of the toliet, your friends will not laugh at this, instead they will tell you numerous ways to change her peeing ways. The friends that you have who do not have children are the ones who will remind you that there is life outside of kids. Really. There is.
P.S. Here is a great post about the friends a mom needs.