3.29.2017

How Motherhood Has Changed Me



1. I DON'T STRESS OVER THE LITTLE THINGS 

It's funny that the things that used to stress me out no longer do. Being a mom has changed what is important to me and how I live life on a daily basis. I don't want my kids to feel the stress from me, so I try to just let (most) things go that bother me.

2. I'M OK WITH LIVING A SIMPLE LIFE

No big plans on the weekend? FABULOUS! I think I've also become more of an introvert since having kids, too.

3. I PRIORITIZE BETTER

I swear the best multi-taskers in the world are mothers. When the boys are asleep, I get done as much as I can around the house (and take time to relax to myself too) so that when they're awake I can focus on spending time with them. I've learned better ways to stay organized so that our days run smoother.

4. I'M MORE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE

If there is one thing in this world that can make a person more patient it would be having kids. I've learned that you have to go with the flow when you're a parent, and there will be a lot of things that happen that you can't control.

5. I VALUE MY TIME MORE AND WHO I SPEND IT WITH

If I'm spending time away from my kids, I try to really make the most of my time so that I come back home refreshed. The same goes for when me and Billy get dates together - I feel like we appreciate it more.

6. I APPRECIATE THE SMALL THINGS

A long shower...my fav cup of coffee...something new the boys did...getting my nails done...SILENCE during nap time. Oh, yes...heavenly.

7. I'VE GAINED A WHOLE NEW APPRECIATION/TYPE OF RESPECT FOR PARENTS 

When I see mothers at the grocery store with 3+ kids (and even 1 or 2) I'm always thinking: dang, you are superwoman! And then there's the boy moms that I instantly seem to just connect and relate to. They just get it. Man, can't say it enough how much do I LOVE being a part of the boy mom (well, mom in general) club. 

8. I WORRY A LOT MORE

I know I said above that I stress less (which is true), but I DO worry more. There's a difference, I swear. You really don't ever really get a break from being a parent - not mentally that is. Even when I'm not physically with my kids, I'm still thinking about them. I'm still wondering if how I handled a situation was right. I'm still googling to try to find answers about the most random of things. I'm still missing them, even when they test me to my limit. And yet...it's all worth it. 

How have your little one(s) changed you?

5 comments

  1. All so true my friend - staying organized has been one of my biggest lessons to things running smoothly and trust your mothers instinct (it is ALWAYS right!) x

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  2. Agree with you on all of these! I also have become so much more of an introvert since having kids! And I appreciate the little things so much more, too...especially SLEEP! Last week, I got to "sleep in" until 7:15 AM and felt like I had won the lottery! Ha!

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