Friday, May 11, 2012

The Kind of Mom I Am

Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience for anyone. Until you actually are one, you can't be sure how you will handle the different aspects of mothering. Sometimes we moms rise to the occasion, sometimes we fall on our faces. The challenge is to keep the goal in sight always, even when we're bogged down with details, and crying from weariness. Mothers are not just babysitters. We parents are actually bringing up the next generation of adults. The future is literally in our hands, which is both intimidating and amazing.

Over my years of being a mother, I've come to know what type of mom I am and how I tend to react to all kinds of kid related situations. I thought it would be fun to list out some of my mom qualities.


I am the kind of Mom who:


1-Shops the sales, and saves good quality hand-me-downs.

2-Has rules and expectations for my children.

3-Makes my kids do chores, because they do live here and are part of the family.

4-Is willing to drive miles out of my way to find high-quality, worthwhile activities for my children.

5-Actually enjoys camping trips with my family.

6-Can't go long without hugs from my kids.

7-Has a fridge that's covered in artwork that I can't bear to part with.

8-Would rather have a Mom's Night In, than a Mom's Night Out.

9-Thinks that having my family is and always will be the most important accomplishment of my life.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful, hard-working moms out there! I'd love to hear from you if you have any more mom qualities to add to the list!

12 comments:

  1. I'm with you, except for the camping - I'm definitely a mom who needs to sleep in an actual bed. :)

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    1. HaHa! I think it's the togetherness that I actually like, rather than the discomforts like bugs and sleeping bags!

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  2. I'm the same way! I have to have frequent hugs from my kids. I just have to... I also love camping. It makes my boys so happy and it's the stuff that memories are made of!

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    1. I agree. When we're out there in the woods with no TV, we're talking, telling stories, and having a great time together. Hugs are better than chocolate, and we all know how important that is!

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    1. I know, I'm tired in the evening and all I really want is downtime with my family then.

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  4. Woot woot! I see so many Mom's doing so many activities "out" at night...I much rather be home on a Sat. night w/ us 4 cooking, sitting by the fire, or just watching TV...:) Happy Mother's Day...I enjoyed your post!!

    ~ Julie

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    1. I think they must have more energy than I do. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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    1. Thank you, David. Happy Mother's day to all of the moms in your life too!

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  6. Enjoyed reading it and hearing from another mom who loves her job!

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    1. It really is the best job in the world!

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