Just being a mom

12:52 PM

My whole life I have wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom.  Mostly, because my mom was a stay-at-home mom and most of my friends had moms who stayed home.  

When I got to college my ideas on that changed somewhat.  I worked hard for my degree and I wasn't sure that I really wanted to be "just" a mom.  

I thought maybe I'd work part-time, or go on to get my master's degree after the kids started school.  

For the first couple years I didn't really know if I even liked motherhood.  Obviously I LOVED Madison, but there were so many days when it was just so hard, and I really wanted to escape to the world of adults: quiet lunches, clean clothing, restroom privacy.

All that has slowly changed.   The more kids I have, the more they need me, and the more time that I put into their little lives the more I am fine with being "just" a mom.  In fact, I adore being just a mom.  I can honestly say that I am completely fulfilled in every sense of the word by my job of "mom."

I adore my children and the joy they bring to my life.  Don't get me wrong, it's definitely not all roses and sunshine over here.  There are lots of moments when I'm about ready to lose my mind, but those moments are becoming fewer and farther between.  

I can honestly say that I have found motherhood to be more diverse, exciting, fun, entertaining, emotional, exhausting, difficult, adventurous, stressful, and wonderful than I ever thought possible.  If I thought I could handle it I'd have 10 kids, but I know I don't have the energy to endure that many pregnancies and the brainpower to deal with that many sets of needs.

For now I'm concentrating on loving and enjoying all the small moments of these kids' lives because I can already tell that they grow up way too quickly!

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  1. Sweet post (and all too true...if only I could go to the bathroom alone.)

  2. There is nothing I enjoy more than being a mom!

  3. Hi! I'm a bit of a silent follower, but I had to respond to this post. I didn't love being at home first either, I missed being at work and getting a pat on the back and being told "good", being a Mom, well nothing every is really complete. Now, I love it, but it definitely was a task that i needed to grow into (still lots of room for growing!). I think our kids are about the same ages, and I'm not sure I could handle 10 pregnancies either:)

  4. So well worded! You took the words and feelings straight out of my mouth. :) Thanks for stopping by.