5 Things I’ve Learned Being A Mom

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5 Things I’ve Learned Being A Mom

I don’t really have the words to explain what being a mother means to me. I became a mother while I was still in graduate school. Being a mother has changed me in more ways than one. When I became a mom, I was finishing up my last year in graduate school and it was a total life-changing event. I had been waiting for this moment since I was a little girl.

There are five things that I’ve learned and I’m going to share this with you today! Every woman experiences motherhood in totally different ways. Learning how to balance motherhood and work was something that I had to learn over time.

1. You are responsible for another human being. It’s no longer about you. Some little human being is depending on you to make life easier for them.

They are also allowing their every need to be met from you. When children are younger, they need a lot more of your time than when they are teenagers.

 

2. Motherhood helps you gain patience. I can be honest and say that before I became a mother, I was way more impatient.

Now, that my children are older, I can definitely say that my patience level is a little higher than when they were younger.

 

3. To be a more tentative listener: My children have taught me over the years to not react first but to listen first.  I have in the past, just reacted out of fear of being upset.

You can learn so much from your kids if you just listen to them. According to Inc, study shows that when you are more engaged with your children, it allows them to be more successful by how you persist and work through challenges.

4. Have Fun: Since being a mom, I find myself being a big kid more often than not. I like to say that parenting does not have to be all serious all the time.

Being a mom is one of the hardest and fun jobs all at the same time. And I say that because sometimes, it makes me want to pull my hair out, but on most days, I have a lot of fun with my children. I find myself doing all types of silly and goofy dances all over my house.

 

5. I’m not always right: I have learned over the years that just because it might seem right to me or because my mom did it to me, doesn’t always mean that it is politically correct.  My children are from a completely different error than from when I was a child.

What worked on me might not necessarily be the best method for my children. During our family discussions or times when I discipline them, I have had to come back and apologize to them.

 

Being A Mom Conclusion: Out of all the accomplishments that I have achieved thus far (I still have more left in me), I can say that becoming a mom is one of my greatest ones. Every time I revisit or go through old albums or pictures, and see how far they have grown, it makes me teary-eyed.

God has kept me and my children safe and unharmed. He has provided for me in more ways than I can count. If you are a mom out there, know that you are an amazing mom.

You will not be perfect, but when you are being the best mom that you can be for your children, then that’s worth celebrating.

QUESTION: What have you learned about yourself since becoming a mom? Leave me a comment below:

 

LaTersa Blakely is the founder of The Mommy Maven's Blog and The I Am Enough Movement. She enjoys teaching moms how to start and grow their business while creating harmony within their homes. She's also a featured blogger in the Real Simple Magazine and best selling author of MOMPRONEUR.

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