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Monday, September 9, 2013

10 Best Things About Being a Mom

Being a MOM can be amazing.  It can also be soooo hard and emotionally trying sometimes.  But overall motherhood is a gift.  It's a journey that can change us for the better. So let's think of the 10 best things about being a mom.  I love finding the positive side of life.  What's your favorite part about being a mom?  If you are not a mom, what is the BEST thing about your own mother?  Comment below and let's see how many good things about motherhood we can get.





Here's my 10 BEST THINGS ABOUT BEING A MOM:

1. You get to be the boss (along with your spouse). What you say goes . . . usually.

2.  Having the title of "Mom", "Mother", or even "Big Mama"  is so special, no matter the language.

3.  Your children are always indebted to you . . . you gave them life.  So you never need to feel guilty about having them help with the dishes.

4.  You are the first one to get the hugs and the snuggles.

5.  Your children will make more drawings and pictures just for you than they will for anyone else in the family.

6.  You have the right to eat chocolate, especially during pregnancy and those late nights of soothing a crying child.

7.  You can decide to "pause" life on a rainy day and declare a Pajama Day with your kids.

8.  Your smile and encouragement has the power to completely turn your child's day around.

9.  When your children grow up, coming home will mean "coming home to see Mom."

10.  You have the power to change the world for the better, one child at a time.

Now it's your turn.  What's your BEST thing about being a mom?  OR What's the best thing about your own mom?  Comment below . . . I can't wait to hear what you have to say.







49 comments:

  1. It is great being "MOM"! In fact, just over the weekend my 7 year old said "Mom, you're my super-hero" simply because I found something that had been misplaced! Being a "MOM" is the best job ever!

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  2. You commented on my blog--and I was interested in your title as I have 5 kids--I think it is that I get to take my kids to heaven with me some day. They are treasures beyond compare.

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    1. Oh, I so agree Tammy! They are always a part of our lives--here and in heaven. Thanks!

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  3. What a lovely post. Being a mother of 3 young adults. I agree with all 10 points. What's interesting as I was reading them I started to daydream when they were younger all the memories that I now have are so priceless. Time flies!

    And you're right I did change the world my daughter is a RN, my middle son is 2nd year Med School and the youngest just started law school. Being a mom you are changing the world for the better by raising wonderful children.

    Beautiful post and good luck to you! Have a wonderful day!

    Kimberly Ann Hawes
    http://over40andkillingit.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/lets-get-it-achieve-the-over-40-and-killing-it-lifestyle-today/

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  4. Your post warmed my Heart! I'm not a Mom yet, although Motherhood is a wonder of the world that I am definitely looking forward to.

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  5. I'm not a Mom yet, but I hope to be someday! The best thing about my Mom is, her unconditional love for me. No matter what, she'll always be there. Thank you for this sweet post, it reminds me of why I love my Mom so much! :)

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  6. My fave...#7, Pajama Day. I still have them on occasion even though the kids are grown. They do bring back memories.

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  7. I love that being a mom changed my priorities so much! Things that used to matter just don't anymore.

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  8. I love being the boss too. And I love that I can declare a movie and snugglethon whenever I feel like it!

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  9. Love this list! I bet we could come up with 100 things! The best (in my opinion) is knowing my girls come to me first -- when they're sad, happy, worried, hurt, proud, embarrassed, in trouble, etc. Even at 17 and 19 I still love it! As a side note, as the mother of a 17yo daughter with moderate cerebral palsy, it's sometimes tough to come up with some good things, but I recently wrote a post about it. That list added to this one...yep, it's all good!

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  10. This is great! I am a brand new momma! My son is 8 weeks old...my FAVORITE thing about being mommy to my sweet Eli is the way that he looks for me when he hears my voice, or stares at me while someone else is holding him. It's the sweetest feeling ever. Being a mom is by far on of the best things that I have ever done. Now I understand what my mom feels for me. Thanks for this sweet post!
    Brittani
    www.linenandlaceblog.com

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  11. It's so hard to pick the best thing(s) about my mother. There are so many! She has been gone over twenty years and I hear her in so many moments of my life. I think the best thing is that she wanted to be my mother and not my friend and made me do things I didn't want to do. Big things, like go to Sunday School, wear braces and study. She sat for hours while I was in swim lessons and dance classes and even hiked with our Girl Scout Troop, of which she was the leader. She also gave me a lot of freedom when I was really young and I learned a lot about independence. I could go on and on and on. What a great question!

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  12. I love all the spontaneous laughter that happens with children. Sometimes I'm just so tired or discouraged and then one of my children does or says something funny. Before I know it I'm laughing and my spirits are lifted.

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  13. Great post! Love the pajama day! We have "dirty days" where I let Nicky crawl around and get as dirty as he wants...
    I think also the perk of being a mom is just that unique experience of true love from a little one - priceless.

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  14. I'm sorry to say that I can't fully relate with this as ... well, I'm a guy. Hahaha That being said, I can totally see your points here. Excellent post!

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  15. I WISH I could pause life on a rainy day!!!

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  16. Brilliant list - struggling to add to it!

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  17. I'll never tire of the "I love you more" competitions at bedtime (complete with snuggles). :)

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  18. Great list to look back at on those trying days. :)

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  19. For me there are 2. #1 seeing yourself in them. Or in the case of step_kids seeing the impact your influence has had on them and #2 Grandkids!!!!

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  20. I think a great part of being a mom is the sanctification process...I feel pretty confident that by the time my kids go to college pretty much every bit of selfishness within me will be rooted out ;)

    Dawn from I Think We Could Be Friends

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  21. The best thing about being a mom is i could hide in the closet to have my sweet coz i am not sharing with the kids. haahaahaa....

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  22. I don't have my own kids yet but one thing I love about my mom is that I always know I can call her up to ask silly questions about girly things that my husband would be clueless about.

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  23. For me, the best thing about being a Mum is the moment when you soothe an upset child and feel them just relax into a cuddle with you. It makes me feel like I *am* a good Mum, no matter what mistakes I've made.

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  24. A list near and dear to my heart!
    I'd add that A mom gets to live out life through her children, because when they grow up to do things and go places you've only dreamed of, you can say "I had something to do with that!"

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  25. SO many great things come to mind!

    But...I can tell you that I am a person I would never have been, had we not been blessed with our awesome son. Being a mom has made me stronger, deeper, happier and more settled.

    I am SO thankful!
    --Wren

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  26. Even though I am a mom and a grandmom, I still have my mom and thinking of that is that no matter how much of an adult I am, I'm still her child, nobody else can mess with me! lol

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  27. And being a mom, kept me going on days when I really didn't want to get out of bed.

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  28. I have a 3 year old and a 5 month old, and right now one of the things I love is when my 5 month old son reaches for me when I've been gone for awhile. He loves to nurse, and it's so sweet that he wants me all the time, even if it is just for my milk;)

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  29. Watching my 5 kids grow up...I'm so amazed at these little humans...their gifts and their unique little quirks, their words ...and their maturing thoughts, dreams and Faith. I'm proud to be their Mom.

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  30. One of the best parts of being a Mom is the pride I feel in their success. Like tons of other moms/parents, we/I feel that we have the best kids on the planet. We've raised five kids, a few of them I could swear were dropped on their heads (just kidding)and they are A+ human beings. They all still want to come home and they all get along. I couldn't ask for more.

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  31. I always loved being mom, the only thing better is being a grammy!

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  32. I want a pajama day already and school just started!!! This is a great list and a wonderful reminder of being a mom!

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  33. My kids. Period. I wouldn't be a mom without them. I wouldn't want to be a mom to anyone else.

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  34. Lots of great things about being a mom...helping to shape the future and build responsible, caring humans is my favorite (and the snuggles too)!

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  35. My favorite part was rocking them to sleep while singing lullabies. they still remember those songs I would sing. When they're sick only I will do. My youngest came down with a headache last week after a long car ride. We had stopped to eat somewhere and I laid him down in the bench(he's 4) and started rubbing his back...then his dad tried to take over. No way, Nathan said I want mommy only. Each time they do that, I feel this small satisfaction in my heart. :)

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  36. This is a great list! I especially like #2 and #8. I think one of the best things about being a mom for me is the I love you's. :)

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  37. Such a sweet post. All of us moms need to be reminded about the good things that come with our role now and then, especially after things like an all nighter with a sick child or a long day of cleaning and laundry. My favorite thing about being a Mom is knowing I make a significant difference every day in my child's life. There's little that's better than that. ~ Bobbi

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  38. My favorite thing about being a mom is being able to understand my little ones language. He's just learning to talk so his words are nothing more than babbles to most people, but I can hear every little attempt to form a new word and I can praise his courage. The smile he gives me when I understand him is priceless. I am also the one that receives the most kisses! He'll give Daddy kisses if Daddy asks, but he will occasionally stop everything just to run up and give me a big kiss!

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  39. There is so much about being a mom that I love. I think my top two are watching my daughter grow into such an independent person who thinks and decides for herself and the look of pride and happiness on her face when she sees that I'm there for her (at school, cheerleading, swimming, whatever). I also love that I get to be my daughter's mom. Because she's an amazing kid.

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  40. I love being a mom! You are right that it does have its challenges. I wouldn't change it for the world though! One great thing about being a mom is seeing how your children interact with others! I am a big one on teaching my son (9 months) how to treat people through modeling. It warms my heart when I see him wave and smile and say "hello" in his own little way to people! The feeling I get inside is such pride and joy!

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  41. I love being a mom even though, as you said, it can sometimes be so stressful! I think the best part is creating memories that my daughters will remember for a lifetime! I like to create "remember when..." memories for them so that we they get older they can recollect on their childhood.

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  42. I am mother to the most wonderful daughter in the world (no offense to all of the other mothers). She is my joy, and except for my husband, she is my best friend. She is 32 years old and is changing the world in her own way. She is raising two wonderful children. And she is a full time student working on getting her teaching credentials so she can teach high school math.

    I have done many things in my life, but nothing beats being a mother.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Number 4: You are the first one to get the hugs and the snuggles.

    My son just learned how to kiss and loves to kiss his mommy! I was the first one to get one. He even makes a kissy sound when he does it, well...after he does it, but he's learning.

    And now he has started to "pat me on the back" like I do for him when he cries. He just does it; I'll be holding him and all of a sudden, he's patting me on the back gently.

    Being a mom has so many "favorite things" it's hard to pick. Right now, it's the kissing and back-patting. Tomorrow, it could be something new. I love it all!

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  44. The best thing about being a mom to me is watching my girls grow into compassionate, generous, beautiful young women.

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  45. Just looking at my two boys everyday is the best thing about being a mom for me. I am so thankful they are my children and I love seeing the men they are becoming.

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  46. Great list!!! Watching my children grow, mature and establish their independence is awesome. Those one-on-one moments where we can just enjoy being together are priceless - especially with my oldest who's in the tween stage where affection with Mom is dwindling.

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  47. I cannot wait to be a mom! You're list makes me want to be one even more, but I still have to wait until I get there. There are so many things that I can't wait to experience, yet, at the same time, so many things I dread experiencing, haha. Really a great post though and I can't wait to be a mommy.

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