16 Things I Love About Being a Mom

I had so much fun writing the 25 Random Things About Me post that I decided to take it in another direction.


Since this July will mark my 16th mommiversary (= mommy anniversary), I reflected on the 16 things I love about being a mom.

Here they go:

  1. The newborns. I love everything about them. The way they smell, their wrinkly skin, how tiny their hands and feet are. The first 90 days is by far my most favorite part.
  2. The everything. I love being their everything. They think I am the smartest, most beautiful, and capable person in the world. They will soon learn how wrong they are, but until then, I’m soaking it up.
  3. The control. How cool is it to be in charge of another person? They have to do what I tell them, when I tell them, how I tell them or else face the wrath of consequences.
  4. The bond. There is nothing else like it. Period.
  5. The love. I never would have thought I could love not one, not two, but three other people more than I do myself. That’s epic.
  6. The fun. The most fun I’ve had is when we are all hanging out and acting silly together.
  7. The joy. All I have to do is look at my sleeping babies (yes, they will always be my babies – even at 15, 10, & 5) to know what true joy feels like.
  8. The newborns. Their tiny noses, the adorable little sneezes, and that sweet cry. Did I mention that it’s my favorite part? 😛
  9. The pride. Nothing makes me feel more proud than when I watch them go out into the world and do their best at being good citizens.
  10. The despair. It’s not fun when I start to feel like I am in a black hole of responsibility that never ends; however, it reminds me of how important my job as a mom is.
  11. The annoyances. Every single day without fail they get on my last frickin’ nerve, which reminds me that I am surrounded by loved ones. Wouldn’t trade it.
  12.  The time. Watching them grow shows me that time is not just lost, it is lived.
  13.  The life. Who is fuller of life than a child?
  14.  The look. They look at me with such reverence.
  15.  The point of view. Living vicariously through their lens. Seeing life through their eyes.
  16.  The newborns. I don’t know if I mentioned this, but it’s my favorite part!
Newborns are just so adorable!

Newborns are just so adorable!


I want to hear from you!

What are some of the things you love most about being a mom or dad? Please leave a comment below and let’s have a discussion.

Comments 18

  1. My comment on Point Number Thirteen: children and babies-and their life portraits and personalities-are so fascinating. They possess an almost magical quality of enchanting everyone around them, drawing them in, inspiring you to participate in their journey.

  2. My comment on Point Number 6: The Fun. I am eternally grateful for my mom. She has always worked above and beyond to make every moment and area of our lives enjoyable. That is something I love more than anything.

  3. My comment on Point Number 14, The Look: I always have wondered what it must feel like, to be so small and dependent, and to feel such relief when the caring arms of a big person come by to make everything better. It’s too bad scientists can’t create a machine to let you know what babies are thinking!

  4. My Comment on Point Number 12: it is fascinating how fast time goes by with children. Each day leads to a new event, which then paints a bigger picture! People may make fun of when parents, family members and caregivers refer to a child as “x months” but they do all carry important, significant milestones.

  5. My comment on Point Number Ten: your point of view reminds me of a quote from tv show creator Shonda Rhimes, the genius behind such ABC-TV hits as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”. She says she feels that being a mom is the most important thing in the world to her because you can’t just leave it the way you would a regular job and that her kids are her whole life.

  6. My comment on Point Number Nine: I must admit, there is a unique sense of accomplishment when you know you’re doing a good job of taking care of kids. Often times, they will even let you know how good a job they think you did, usually with some simple form of affection. Nothing like it in the world!

  7. My comment on Point Number Six: I love that children inspire you to be more creative. Kids are a never-ending series of adventures, and you end up surprising yourself with how much joy you get out of the fulfillment of caregiving.

  8. Comment on Point Number 15: I love the discovery factor with children. Every thing is new and exciting. You always get to notice something you didn’t before because of the unique way that children get to see things for the very first time and also their own personal, unique take on things.

  9. My thoughts on Point Number One: if they could bottle “new baby smell” as an air freshener or laundry detergent fragrance people would go bananas. It’s so inspiring and comforting and just makes you smile and feel happy!

  10. The most rewarding thing about being a mom is not just watching my daughter’s growth but also embracing my own development into the person I have become. My growth as a person has been distinctly influenced as a result of being a mother.

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  11. I have wanted to be a mom ever since I can remember!! I even made a deal with myself that by age 26, I would at least be pregnant with my first. Well, here I am, at 40, without a child!!! It’s been very disappointing thinking of all that time, that I could’ve been a mom. But, since my sister gave birth to my nephew, about 3 1/2 years ago…my life feels more full again! That’s my story, anyway. Thanks for listening!

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