Being a mother is the best thing that has EVER happened to me. Here are a few things about me being a mom...
What's the most difficult part about being a mother?
People tell you all about being a mom. They tell you about how great it is and how tiring it is, but they don't tell you the in between. They don't tell you that some days you will be so frustrated as a mom, that you think you are failing. They don't tell you that it is hard and emotionally draining. But, despite all those it has been one of the best things in my life.
What surprised you most about being a mom?
How quickly someone's moods can change. Like night and day. It is so crazy. And every stage it is a different kind of change.
What (if anything) do you love most about the pre-teen age?
I love that my little mini me and I are so much alike. She loves a lot of the same things I love. We like to do some of the same things. It makes me so happy to be her momma.
What did you love about the elementary school years?
I loved her trying to find herself. I loved the good and bad days. They were each teachable moments for her and myself... And you know what... WE MADE IT THROUGH!
What did you love about the toddler stage?
I loved the cute and funny comments she would make. Some were not okay, but for the most part they all were great!
What did you love about the infant stage?
I loved the cuddling stage. It made me feel loved and needed. I was in charge of a tiny human and watching her learn how to grow each and every day was a special time for me.
Where did you go for information and advice about raising kids?
From my mom, my friends and books.
What did you hate about being pregnant?
The only thing I can remember was the last trimester. I had a bad cold so different things would make me throw up. Other than that, I did not have morning sickness.
What did you love about being pregnant?
Growing a tiny human inside me. What a wonderful, interesting thing a woman can do.
When did you know you wanted to be a mom?
When I was a little girl.
Why do you love being a mom?
Because she is the most important thing in my life. I am raising a young lady who will need me for the rest of her life. I will protect her and help her until the day I die and I hope that when I do die, she will know how special and loved she was.