Friday 3 May 2013

10 Reasons I Love being a Mummy

Being a parent is one of the hardest, yet possibly the most rewarding jobs in the world and I could spend all day coming up with reasons why I love it.  Here are my top ten reasons that I love being a Mum:

Morning Smiles
Somehow, all the tired tantrums of the day before and the constant night feeds are forgotten and forgiven when I see those cheeky little grins in the morning. I can't think of a better way to start the day.

Newborn Snuggles
A newborn baby curled up asleep on your tummy is one of the best feelings in the world.  Falling asleep with them cuddled up is priceless and now that I know how fast these early days go, I am enjoying my snuggles with Archie even more

newborn snuggles, mummy and son, mother and son asleep, newborn baby, the essential ones

Some people hate it, some people do it purely for the health benefits and some just love it.  I am in the latter category and I love the closeness, the cuddles and the fact that only I can fulfil this need for my baby boy.  Breastfeeding also burns 500 calories per day which is a giant bonus!

The Excuse to be a Big Kid
Suddenly it is completely acceptable to splash in puddles, roll down a hill and spend the day building sandcastles.  There is an inner child in me that has never grown up and I love being able to be silly, sporadic and  get messy with the boys.

toddler football

The Pride
No matter where we are going, I feel myself standing taller when I push my gorgeous children around.  I am so proud of the beautiful babies that I made and I love to show the world.

Watching the Bloke
Not only do I get to be a mummy to two beautiful boys, I get to share the journey with my best friend and watch him become a father.  I get to witness the bond between him and his sons and see them learning about each other every day.

three generations, father and son, grandfather and son, seaside walk

Now I know this isn't for everyone, but I appear to have a bit of a buggy obsession, and I love checking out the gorgeous new designs.  Even if you are not a fan of pushchair shopping, you can't help but admit it is lovely not to have to carry shopping bags anymore!

Seeing the World in a New Way
Dylan's excited squeals of 'WOWEE' at everything from an ant on the floor to a biscuit helps me see the wonders of the world through fresh eyes.  This morning we stopped walking to watch and giggle at the leaves blowing down the street in the wind  - something I never would have noticed had it not been for the toddler by my side.  Seeing the world through fresh eyes is invigorating.

babasling, babywearing,

A Purpose
Before having Dylan I hadn't quite worked out who I was, what I wanted to do and where I was going. I found out I was pregnant and suddenly I had a purpose.  A direction.  Suddenly my life had a meaning that it didn't have before and I have so many more reasons to follow my dreams.

I get to give my parents two beautiful grandsons and hopefully one day my boys will give me some grandchildren too.

grandmother and grandchild, grandparent

So those are my ten, what would you add to the list?


  1. This is a lovely list. I agree.
    And on a totally shallow level I would add 'mini clothes and shoes'. I love them! And shopping for little clothes beats shopping for grown up clothes every time. x

  2. An absolutely wonderful list.
    Completely with you on seeing the world through new eyes.
    I think for me it's been about truly understanding unconditional love. Not only do I think it made the bond between my mum and I stronger as as a new found respect was established for how tough parenting can be, but no matter how independent my daughter is, it's still me she wants when she falls or is poorly.

  3. Such a lovely list and all of them are so true. I love seeing the world through my four year olds eyes and the fact that I will soon be having newborn snuggles makes me all giddy!

    Liane x

  4. Seeing them learn new things and explore the world, how charley little face lights up when i get home and when he reaches hes arms and want up as soon as he sees me.

    Being a mum is the hardes but most rewarding thing you can ever do.


  5. What a lovely list! I couldn't agree more with all of them, especially seeing the world through toddler eyes, it's so wonderful when they see beauty in things we no longer see as adults x

  6. Really great post it's so nice to think about all the wonderful things that being a mum brigs to your life. So sweet and heartwarming to read :) xx

  7. This is a lovely list and I agree with every single one. x

  8. What a lovely list! Really amazing and so true. I love sleeping next to my little one who always crawls into our bed halfway through the night for a breastfeed!

  9. A wonderful list. Beautiful xx

  10. A fabulous list! I must admit I go a little weak at the knees when I watch my husband taking care of our boys. I would add to the list the fact that my kids are a fabulous excuse for getting out my collection of Disney DVDs hehe. Ella x

  11. fab list! I agree with them all. I love the newborn cuddles and deff love being a big kid too! x

  12. Totally agree! And I love the breastfeeding one, I would be the size of a house if I didn't have all those extra cake calories! x


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