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10 Things I LOVE About Being a Mom

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I thought this post title was appropriate since Mother’s Day just passed, but really I should have posted it before Mother’s Day.  A friend had sent me this video last year and I just thought about it and wanted to share it with all of you, even if it is a little late.  As a child we tend to take our parents, especially Mom, for granted at times.  They do so much for us and it kind of becomes expected.  As we grow older we appreciate our Mom more and are thankful for all that she has done and continues to do.  Now that I’m a Mom, I appreciate her even more because I understand the sacrifices she made.  I know I didn’t always make her life easy, but she loves me unconditionally.  Thanks for everything Mom!

Being a Mom is a lot of work, but it also comes with many joyful benefits.  I had a wonderful day spending time with my daughter and husband and feel so blessed to have them both in my life.  I think this video is wrong on one account though… that Mom’s get paid nothing.

 

“Being a Mother is the highest paid job in the world.  Since the payment is in pure love.”

Amina Sambo

 

Here are just some of the joyful benefits I have found.  It has put a big smile on my face as I compiled it.

 

10 Things I LOVE About Being a Mom

  1. Hearing the word ‘Mama’ or ‘Mommy’ coming from my child is just so precious. It melts my heart at times
  2. Receiving hugs – sometimes for no reason at all, just because she’s a sweetie. Other times because she wants to hang on and not go down for a nap… I’ll take them anytime I can get them!
  3. Being able to put a smile on my daughter’s face by tickling her or making goofy sounds/faces
  4. Snuggle time when we read books before bed
  5. Teaching my daughter something new and cheering her on
  6. Making memories as we share her ‘firsts’… first ice cream cone, first trip to see Santa and the Easter Bunny, first trip to the zoo, first time in a big pool, etc.
  7. Going for walks (when she cooperates) with her hand around my finger
  8. Watching my daughter play independently and happily entertain herself. She does the cutest things. For example:
    • She’ll pick up Minnie Mouse, hold her hand, and have her build blocks with her. 
    • She’ll wave hello to her stuffed animals first thing in the morning after running into the living room.  On occasion, she’ll then pour them tea or give them a baby bottle.
  9. Being able to give kisses to all her boo boo’s, and simply plant them on her little cheeks whenever I want. We also both laugh when I give her raspberries on her belly.
  10. Giving my parents and my in-laws the gift of being grandparents

 

So… that’s the list I came up with.  What are some things you love about being a Mom?  If your a Dad,  Grandparent, Aunt, or Teacher, feel free to share as well.  Children are amazing and touch our lives in so many ways.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Please also share thoughts about your Mom.  Thanks!

 

17 comments on “10 Things I LOVE About Being a Mom

  1. I love just watching my children play and be happy, doing the adorable things that we wish they did everyday. I love the fullness of joy that comes from having children.

    • Kristy

      Thanks for sharing Sarah, I agree.

  2. Great post. The memories I had with my mom are the best in the world! 🙂

    • Kristy

      I’m happy to hear that you have such great memories with her. I’m curious what moments will stand out in my daughter’s mind when she gets older.

  3. I can completely agree with all ten things you love about being a mom. I can and ten more but won’t. I will just say I loved hearing my children giggle together. I had 3 boys.

    • Kristy

      I only have the one daughter and I love watching her play with other children, so I can only imagine how great it was to see all of your boys playing nicely together. Little kid giggles are the best! Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  4. I suppose as a child, one cannot really appreciate all that a mother does because we do not remember everything as clearly as they do. This is a beautiful post, keep on doing what you are doing 🙂

    • Kristy

      Thanks for the positive feedback. I always appreciated my mother, but I do so now on a totally new level.

  5. As a Dad myself,
    I know the hard work a mom faced when taking care of child especially babies. We both hardly can sleep at night! I found your website here. I will look around. Yes i need my baby to sleep so me and my wife can sleep well too. 🙂
    Good Job Kristy!

    • Kristy

      I’m glad you found my site and I hope you find my articles helpful. Make sure you have a consistent routine… I think that’s most important. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

  6. Jen

    Great list! These are all the same things I love about being a mom.. I wrote a joking post recently about how hard it is to take my kids to the mall and some of the commenters said things like “I would never choose this lifestyle” or “you must be crazy.” They really don’t get it and how wonderful it truly is!

  7. Kristy

    Thanks Jen. I’m glad to hear you feel the same way. I’ll have to check out your post, but can’t believe people would actually leave comments like that. Not everyone has the same goals in life but you’re not crazy. They are the ones that are missing out!

  8. Xav

    Kristy, I’m not yet a mom, but you’re so right though. I particular loved how you pointed out that being a mom is the highest paid job in the world. I’d do sooo much for my mom (even when I don’t want to) simply because I love her. This makes me want to just hug my mom right now…for no reason at all.

    • Kristy

      You should go give your Mom a hug. I’m sure she’d love it!!

    • Kristy

      You should go give your Mom a hug. I’m sure she’d love it!! If you do become a Mom you’ll realize how wonderful those hugs from your kid are. I’m sure it doesn’t matter how old you get, you’re still her baby.

  9. Oh yes, I totally agree with this list. There’s one more that i can add now that my daughter started talking a bit- calling her from work and hear her chatter in her own way about what she’s doing then she sends kisses over the phone and says ‘I wuv you”. There are some really great moments. People who have not been parents yet might just see the negatives and think its all hard work.

    • Kristy

      Oh, I can’t wait until my daughter can say those words. That will definitely be going on my list when it happens. My list will be rapidly expanding as she grows and we get to experience more together and connect on different levels. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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