Thursday, June 4, 2015

MOMMIEKNOWSFRESH: THREE THINGS I WISH I KNEW BEFORE BECOMING A MOM






Though I'm almost three years in I still consider myself to be a new mom. I'm still learning and growing into the woman and mom that I want to be, food stains,spilled milk and all.   There are nights that I'm too exhausted to sweep and days where my healthy dinner plans turn into takeout.  Times when I'm racked with a case of "mom guilt" so severe that it feels almost paralyzing. I've never felt more human in my entire life than I do as mother. Navigating my way through the many emotions of motherhood often leaves me sobbing into my Vegetable Lo Mein.
But I wouldn't jump into a time machine and change any of it.  The decision to have my daughter was by far the best decision I have ever made.  It has made me a better person, a stronger person who continues to grow stronger every day.  With that being said I have a few things I wish I knew before becoming a mom:



1) As a mother you will forever be a work in progress

There is no "perfect" when it comes to motherhood.  As a mother you will forever be evolving and changing into the type of mom that your child needs you to be at that time in their life. The one constant is that every action will be from a place of love and THAT'S what matters the most.



2) Time is not your friend

Time is like Ice cream, it goes too fast and you never have enough of it (most of my zen like quotes contain food references).  Before I had my daughter it seemed like I had all the time in the world.  Now I'm lucky if I get to read a magazine, and my baby? Well I'm gonna blink and she'll be in college at this rate!  But you've got to slow down, play a little more before bedtime, and dance a little more before dinner.  While time may be fleeting, your memories are forever.



3) You will be an emotional wreck


Finally while I'm no Rambo, emotionally I considered myself to be a pretty tough cookie. Well now, my daughter calls me "mama" and my eyes start leaking strange salty fluid. I just never knew I could love another human being so much until I had a child.  So be forewarned, and always carry tissues. 


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