13 Things I've Learned As A Mom

Hey Peachies! I'm finally back! I'd like to say that the beginning of the year brings time for us to slow down and refresh but that simply isn't true. In fact, it's the opposite because it's birthday season for us and our family. We have eight birthdays in January and February. We are lucky enough though, to have all these people to celebrate and enjoy another trip around the sun with.
At 5:55 a.m. tomorrow my husband and I will officially be the parents of a teenager. Our boy turns 13! I can't even believe it myself but i'll save you all the cliche sayings. In honor of his thirteenth birthday I'm going to tell you thirteen things i've learned since becoming a Mom.



1. Motherhood often feels like a train wreck in the middle of a tornado.
The train wreck being you and the tornado being your little one.

2. If you breast feed or bottle feed, they're still going to eat that three day old french fry out of the floor board.

3. Mud attracts kids. It's like flies at a picnic. It just happens.
If there's a hole filled with water the kid will sit in it, even if it is chin deep.

4. Sometimes the kid has to go in the tub, clothes and all.
This happens after the baby devours his Grandpa's Thanksgiving dinner.

5. They're going to pee on you and poop in the tub.
(If you've avoided this you deserve a medal!)

6. They'll go through a phase of pretending to be something.
Sometimes it's a puppy and sometimes that puppy embarrasses you at the mall because you let puppy walk on their own (puppy is about 2)
and he'll yell, "you're hurting the puppy, let go." And everyone will look and you'll want to crawl under the bench and die.

7. Don't let your two year old keep his new tricycle in the house because it's December and it's too cold to go outside and play.
He'll ride it down the stairs into the basement and cry, not because of the knot on his head but because he can't get his tricycle back
upstairs.

8. On the plus side of number 7. Helium balloons make wonderful lifesavers if inflated and kept at the bottom of the steps the kid rides
their tricycle down. (Yes, this happened. The balloon saved his noggin from hitting the concrete floor when he rode that tricycle down.)

9. Go to lunch at your child's school with them.
You'll learn all kinds of things about his elementary school friends like who's dating who.
(True story, ya'll! Not kidding!)

10. Your one and a half year old will say "Hot Damn" and your friends will laugh and encourage it.
(No?!? Just me on this one?)

11. Your kid will tell you, "you sing pretty mama but you can't be on American Idol because you're my mom."

12. At your Grandpa's funeral, if they are recording memories of him, your 7 year old will have no fear as he stands up in front of that camera
and says "My grandpa used to call me a peckerhead." Again, you'll want to die. In fact, you might for a minute.

13. If your cild is in gifted classes in middle school he basically has the same college education as you.
You can forget helping them with common core math at this point because
6 cows + 34 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches=4,368 purple polka dotted jellyfish


When your kid is 13, you'll look at him and think, he's sos much like me and I don't like it. Then you'll look at your mom and think, i'm so much like her. And if she's half the woman mine is then you know you'll be okay. After all, my mom let all three of us survive the teenage years. That's my only hope for the next 5 years of his life. But really, he is an amazing kid and I wouldn't change anything in the world about him or our relationship. Here's to many more years of birthdays and memories!

What's something you've learned as a mom?




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  1. Yes !!!! Hahahahha all of these are dead on love it !!!! Laci

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  2. Awwww, I loved all of these! Especially the common core math one...LOL. I haven't had to deal with it, but it does seem like that is the math, haha. Luckily we don't deal with basements, so no riding trikes down them...So cool, we can go to lunch with our kids when they're in school? Mine is only in preschool...so, no lunching with him...yet.

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    1. Girl! Get ready for common core math, even though you have a few years before you really have to worry about that! Be glad you don't have a basement. I learned the hard way not to have riding toys in the house. Just bundle up and deal with the cold when they want to ride! And yes, you can. At least here in Georgia we can go have lunch with our kiddos. You just need to let the teacher know a day or so in advance.

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  3. Love all these! I especially love #2 because it is so true! I have boy twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, so I have experienced a lot of these, but we'll be in the teenage years before we know it. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy.

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    1. Thank You! #2 is so true and there's so much controversy about breast feeding vs bottle feeding, in the end they'll still eat those fries. Oh! And share ice cream cones with the dog!!!

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  4. I will have to set a date to eat lunch with our kindergartener, although I'm already aware that him and his "girl" friend Addy "have discussed it" and they agree that they will like to marry each other someday (they kissed in preschool, so far they are pretty serious in the realm of elementary sweet hearts go)! One thing that I've learned about being a mama, is that you will ALWAYS feel like a failure. From time to time, you will question everything about yourself. How you discipline, encourage, help, let them struggle, worry about them in every way possible.. But I think that's how you know that you're doing your best, because you care WAY too much about them!

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    1. Hahaha....that's so precious that your sweet kindergartner has a "serious girlfriend" and they've discussed getting married! You're so right. You definitely question everything about being a mama and there are times you feel like a failure. I could write a book on this subject. Couldn't we all? And yes! That's exactly how you know you're doing the best you can. You care TOO much and they'll never understand that!

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  5. Haha! So funny and true. Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

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    1. Thank You sweet friend! I could write on and on about this. LOL.

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  6. Being a mom is beautiful but it sure comes with it's challenges and hilarious moments!

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    1. You're so right! It's those hilarious moments that get us through the tough ones!!

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  7. I'm excited to be a mom in the next couple years :)

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    1. It's the wildest adventure you'll ever go on. You'll laugh, cry, and think you've failed all at once sometimes. But the love is like nothing on this earth!

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  8. The peckerhead one!! I'm laughing out loud. My 2 year old said "shit" last week and I nearly died...children are monster, huh?

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    1. Hahahaha...yes! That was a pretty priceless moment! Kids are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get!

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  9. Lol I love this! I'm not a mom myself yet but I can imagine it's going to be amazing. Happy birthday for your son!

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    1. Thank You! He had a very happy birthday! And yes, it's one amazing adventure!

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  10. This was really sweet! It made me laugh a lot. The funeral one I about died reading it. Oh the things kids do and say. I don't have any of my own but I know what I said and did when I was younger....lord how my mother did not strangle me half the time.

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    1. My only hope sometimes is that my mom let all three of us survive. LOL. You never know what a kid is going to say. Even at 13, there are times he opens his mouth and I prepare to be embarrassed.

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  11. This is a great post!! I am only 2 years into motherhood but boy are these true! I can't wait to go to lunch at my kids school events!

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    1. Get ready girl! Some wild times are coming but I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. Participating in their school things are always a ton of fun.

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  12. One thing my blessings have taught me, humor can save your life.
    My oldest figured out early on that if he can make me laugh he can get away with almost anything.
    #BlogPassionProject

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    1. Oh, kids are smart like that! And yes, humor is the only thing that can save your life sometimes. There have been times when my son says "why are you laughing?" My response is always "because I don't know what's going to happen if I don't."

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  13. Yes!! I have learned that pretty much whatever you say won't happen....will.

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  14. I had such a laugh reading this, your kids are too cute! Happy birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday's in your household, this month and next :)
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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