Behind the Sticks | Episode 12: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom
Written by Jenn Kapahi May 01, 2020
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:
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.