What I Would Tell a New Mom

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I never knew that having kids would be such a rewarding job but also one of the most stressful that I have ever had. My kids are now 7 and 3 and there are a lot of things I have learned about being a mom… here are a few I would share with new moms:

  1. Privacy in the bathroom will never be the same.
  2. Your house will always be lived in and it will show.
  3. One option for dinner will not always work (someone will not like it or throw a fit!)
  4. They will get sick and it will be the hardest thing you have to watch.
  5. One child will be easy; two will make you go crazy (at times)!
  6. Bath time will result in more water on the floor than inside the tub.
  7. Your laundry load will double (at least).
  8. Gone are the days of “small” grocery bills.
  9. The moment your child(ren) are no longer in diapers is a huge celebration (and savings).
  10. Your walls may act as a canvas with their most proud “work”.
  11. Toys will be ALL over the floor and you will bite your tongue many times trying not to swear when you step on one of them.
  12. Hand-me-downs are great! Especially when they grow so quickly!
  13. They are an absolute miracle.
  14. Family adventures have never been more fun than when you are with your children.
  15. Their innocence is a beautiful thing- soak it up.
  16. If they want to sleep with you- let them. One day they won’t want the snuggles.
  17. When they fight, take the opportunity to teach them how to get along and/or problem solve.
  18. Be firm- but understanding.
  19. Even as adults we make mistakes, so when they make one, speak to them through love (spilled milk, writing on the walls, etc.)
  20. Even on those “hard” days…. remember, your life means so much more now that they are in it and you couldn’t imagine your life without them.

Here’s to children.

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mmatticek

I am a Kindergarten teacher and mother of 2. I also have a little hobby of making signs during my "free time". I have never blogged before and am anxious to see how this goes!

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