I am soooo excited about this post. I am loving being a contributor to my friend Jaimi’s blog, The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide for Mom Motivation Mondays. This is my third post for the Mom Motivation Mondays series, and I love what it’s doing for my creativity. At first, I was a little concerned I wouldn’t have enough to write about for one post, let alone six posts on motherhood. Then I worried would her readers even like my posts? Would they find what I had to say inspiring or relevant to their lives? I pushed that to the back of my mind and just started typing. What I found surprised me. Suddenly, I found myself thinking about topics nonstop. I thought about them in the car, the grocery store line and right before bed. This opportunity has made me dig deep and get more creative in how I express myself and what topics I come up with.
In a life full of responsibilities, runny noses and early bedtimes it can seem almost impossible to remember a time before you had sticky hands pressed into yours, before you sounded like your mother and worried nonstop. There was such a time. I know it is there in the deep corners of your mind. We all have that version of ourselves. The version of ourselves before we had children. I vaguely remember that version of myself and you can check out a little preview of my post that is over at The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide right now!
I realize you’ve only ever known one version of me. You know me only as mother, mom and mama. When you look at me you see a woman who disciplines you, who makes sure you have good manners and respects others. You see a woman who kisses your boo-boos, reads you book after book and gets super frustrated at bedtime. You see a woman who works side by side with you until you finish your homework and who makes you re-do said homework when you attempt to rush through it. I know you’re sighing right now just thinking about all the erasing you had to do.
Did you know that before you came around I led a completely different life?
Do you want to read more? Sure, you do! To read just click here and it will take you over to my post for Mom Motivation Mondays. After you’re done reading it leave a comment and let me know what you think. Do you feel you are different after you have had kids? In what ways? I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.