Before I Was a Mom

Posted January 5, 2016 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff / 15 Comments

Before I Was a Mom

Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a mom, I was young. I felt young, I acted young, I did young things. I played outside, I slid down slides. I rode my bike and skinned my knees. I ran.

But it’s difficult to run now that I’m a mom.

Before I was a mom, I was awkward. I crushed on boys who didn’t notice me. I hated my body. I embarrassed easily. I found friends though. I found my voice and it was loud.

But not as loud since I became a mom.

Before I was a mom, I said yes a lot. I gave too generously. I did favours for people because that’s what friends did. Turned out, some of them weren’t my friends. Still, I said yes a lot.

But not so many yes’s now that I’m a mom.

Before I was a mom, I was energetic. I went to parties, and the occasional concert. I talked about issues. I drank and I smoked. I experienced life. I studied. I worked hard.

But not nearly as hard as I work as a mom.

Now that I’m a mom, I don’t feel as young, but I still slide down slides. My voice isn’t as loud, but I celebrate my body. I don’t give as generously, but I still say yes. And I don’t go to concerts or parties, but I’m still experiencing life.

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15 responses to “Before I Was a Mom

  1. Lovely post. I often feel that I can’t even remember who I was before I was a Mummy, twelve long years ago now, but I do know that I am a much better person for it. Thanks for sharing. #fartglitter

  2. Lovely! I expected to feel more tired but I didn’t realize how much more being a mum would change me.


  3. I have experienced so many changes as a parent. I will admit it took me a while to like all the changes, but the cliché is right … I wouldn’t change it for the world.