Behind the Sticks | Episode 12: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve been reflecting on all the different things I have learned since becoming a mom. I had my first son about 3 ½ years ago and since then we’ve had another join our family! In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to share with all of you some things I have come to learn since I have had my kids.


5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom:

  1. Say Goodbye to Personal Space - I’m sure all the moms out there can relate (especially during this quarantine) that your personal space and me-time is basically nonexistent. I can’t even use the bathroom alone without a kid a foot away from me! I always have someone at my feet, pulling on my leg or sitting on my lap. It’s a good thing my everyday makeup routine only takes 5 minutes!
  2. Vacations Take on a New Meaning - Especially since we can’t travel right now, the idea of a vacation has taken on a new meaning for me since becoming a mom. This is what my vacations look like nowadays: taking a shower alone without any interruptions! 
  3. Your Kids Control Your Taste in Music - Before I had kids, I swore to myself that I wouldn't let them dictate my music choices. And here I am now, 100% that mom who plays Old McDonald on repeat in the car to just appease my kids.
  4. The Change In Your Body No One Talks About - I thought I knew about all the changes my body would go through, but no one ever talks about how your bra size changes so drastically! I grew 3 bra sizes in pregnancy and then 2 more while breastfeeding, and then you lose that growth out of nowhere! I was totally not prepared for all the bras or that process.
  5. The Inexplicable Love I Have For My Children - I knew I was going to love my kids, like all moms do, but once I had my first child, I found it was a love I could not even express or explain. The love you feel for your child is so pure and different from the love you feel for the rest of your family.

I want to wish all my fellow moms out there a happy Mother’s Day! I know things are so challenging and hard for everyone, but just know you are doing an incredible job. We are here for you guys and we’re all in this together. What do you guys want to see in our next Behind the Sticks episode? Let us know in the comments below and subscribe to our newsletter so you can stay updated on future BTS episodes.

Xx,

Jenn

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