Thoughts On
Motherhood.

                                    Hello Friends!

As I approach my 18th month as a mother, I‘ve been doing a bit of reflecting on my journey thus far.

What can I say about Motherhood?

It really is everything everyone made it out to be…from the immense joy to the bouts of unexplained sadness. But there are some things I was like…Nah!

 

So here is a short list of the myths I discovered about parenting in my first year and a half! 

Myth: There’s no love greater than the love of your kids.

Fact:

Having Juju has brought me indescribable joy. Watching him experience every single aspect of life for the first time is truly amazing. BUT I have also experienced GREAT love in my marriage and would have still felt VERY fulfilled had we not had children (although I am glad we did!)

Myth: You can’t buy that....you have a baby now.

Fact:

What if I told you I could afford diapers AND a new shirt?? Putting aside every aspect of yourself for your kids is the notion that made me delay motherhood for so long. I'm doing a pretty good job of keeping my spending in check while also saving and paying bills. Thank you very much...

Myth: You’re not truly happy until you experience being a parent.

Fact:

I was very happy before having a baby. I travelled the world, slept as long as I wanted and had abs (memories) . Parenthood is so rewarding and wonderful it really is, but I still believe that you can have a completely satisfying life WITHOUT having kids. I will never change my mind about that.

Myth: You’ll never have time for yourself.

Fact:

I think I invest more time into self care post baby than I did pre-baby. It’s vital for me and non negotiable. Luckily I have a close network of friends and family that can take JUJU if I need a break. And let’s not forget Daddy! Daddy doesn't just jump in to give me a break, he is a full-time 24/7 parent just like I am. And we sure love him for it!

Myth: As a parent, I am automatically more knowledgeable than non-parents.

Fact:

This was a hot button for me as a non-parent so I was excited to finally partake in the larger brain parenting provides. But maybe my infinite knowledge got lost in he mail, but a good deal of parenting is a proper mix of instincts and common sense. Common sense as it relates to kids is something some non- parents lack, but I’ve seen a few parents missing the same marbles so I’ll keep checking my mailbox for my mom degree.

Overall, motherhood has been the absolute best and I still have so much more to watch my baby discover! It is surreal to wake up to a walking, almost talking manifestation of my husband and I everyday. I am excited to keep learning and growing right along with my little one.  

           Happy 18-month anniversary my love! 

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17 Comments

  1. Cristina Petrini July 22, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    It may seem strange, I’m not a mom and I don’t even think I will in a short time, but I’m so passionate about pedagogy and growth psychology that I love reading and following blogs of moms like yours!

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  2. Meki July 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Those flipcards made me smile! Love that point about “not having time for yourself”. It’s one of the things that are holding me back from getting kids of my own.

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  3. Matt Taylor July 22, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats on your 18-month mark of being a mother! I obviously will never get to experience that, but someday, I hope to be a father.

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  4. Brianne July 22, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this! Before I met other moms and found out the truth, I was convinced I was a terrible mother. It turns out, I was just buying into the myths of motherhood.

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    1. Bright snow Loveland July 22, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      This a lovely post. Motherhood is such a wonderful thing all women must experience. Thanks for sharing. I love ur post

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  5. Cinny July 22, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Motherhood seriously changes us. Its crazy how quick they grow and develop!

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  6. Steven Morrissette July 23, 2020 at 12:02 am

    I personally think that I never do enough for them but one thing I can be sure Is I always try to do my best.

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    1. admin - Site Author July 24, 2020 at 11:08 am

      This is a great perspective. As long as I’m going my best I’m going a good job at parenting!

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  7. Heather July 23, 2020 at 2:31 am

    I love all that you’ve discovered in such a short period of time. Those myths will continue to pop up as they get older.

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  8. the joyous living July 23, 2020 at 5:31 am

    fun post. it might be a myth that you’ll never be happy until you’re a parent but i am still praying that one day i too will be a parent.

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  9. Nkem July 23, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Oh I love this post! It really made me smile. Brought up a lot of points I think people are scared to discuss honestly.

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  10. Marie Phillips July 23, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I love your perspective on all of this. You are so right. Being a mother is very tough but it is also so rewarding in ways people never realize. I love the support you have!

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  11. Ntensibe Edgar Michael July 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Hehe….I love your myth-bursting journey! You love your baby and see how life all goes from there on.

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  12. Sushmita July 24, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Awww! Beautiful. Firstly, congratulations on celebrating 18 months of motherhood. I am so glad you shared your experiences and busted some myths around motherhood 🙂

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  13. Emily July 24, 2020 at 11:01 am

    This is a really cool post!! And congratulations on celebrating your first 18 months of motherhood 🙂

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  14. Emman Damian July 24, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I think being a mom is a continuous learning experience. It needs to be learned through experience. Also, it needs a lot of patience.

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    1. admin - Site Author July 25, 2020 at 11:43 am

      You are so right! I will still be learning about parenting when my son is an adult.

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