Being a mom can mean you forget to brush your teeth today.

Being a mom can mean you actually forgot to brunch your teeth on a lot of days and that next dentist visit is going to suck.

Being a mom can mean you never get more than 6 hours of sleep.

Being a mom can mean you’re someone’s only source of comfort.

Being a mom can mean your arms area really strong from carry around the equivalent of a 23-pound sack of potatoes all day.

Being a mom can mean you get yelled at every day.

Being a mom can mean not remembering the last time you objectively felt good about how you look.

Being a mom can mean  you have exponentially more gray hair than you did a year ago.

Being a mom can mean you often have your fingers up another person’s nose.

Being a mom can mean you don’t remember how an adult romantic relationship is supposed to work.

Being a mom can mean all your work never feels done.

Being a mom can mean staying up past 10 pm is going to hurt the next day.

Being a mom can mean you have surges of love that overwhelm you and leave you tongue-tied.

Being a mom can mean you cry because it’s too much sometimes.

Being a mom can mean you’re more flexible than you were a few months ago because of all that playing you do on the ground.

Being a mom can mean you’ve mastered picking things up with your toes because your hands are full.

Being a mom can mean you ignore your other children more—the dog and the cat—and it makes you sad.

Being a mom can mean some friends haven’t called you since the day they said “congratulations.”

Being a mom can mean you bond with a lot of people in a whole new way.

Being a mom can mean not a whole lot has changed.

Being a mom can mean everything has changed.

Being a mom can mean you haven’t been a dreamer lately.

Being a mom can mean you finally figured out how to live in the moment.

Being a mom can mean the kindness of others is appreciated more than it ever was before.

Being a mom can mean sometimes you need an advocate.

Being a mom can mean parts of your body will never stop hurting again.

Being a mom can mean you finally found the best person on earth to spoon with.

Being a mom can mean singing the entire Beatles catalog as goodnight lullabies one night at a time.

Being a mom can mean you laugh a lot more each day than you used to.

Being a mom can mean you wish you could fit into this one really cool onesie.

Being a mom can mean you really understand now how good you have it.

Being a mom can mean something different to everyone.

 

 

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