25 Ways You Know You’re a Mom

25 Ways You Know YouYou know you’re a mom when…

  1. You find yourself humming the theme songs from Nick Jr. shows while cleaning or showering.
  2. Baby wipes, toy cars, bandaids, and crumbs have slowly taken over your purse.
  3. Your hugs can solve any problem.
  4. “Slow down!”, “Because I said so!”, or “NOW.” come out of your mouth at least once a day.
  5. A peaceful, sleeping child has brought tears to your eyes.
  6. You look forward to alone time but then have no clue what to do when you get it.
  7. Sleeping in means 7 AM.
  8. You have zero privacy during any activity that occurs in the bathroom.
  9. ‘Treats’ are a food group.
  10. You know the excruciating pain of stepping on a Lego or Hot Wheels in the dark.
  11. A shy smile and wave across the park makes your heart swell.
  12. You talk about yourself in the third person (‘Mommy said..’).
  13. Flying to the moon, being chased by a dinosaur, and fighting an evil villain are just part of a normal Tuesday.
  14. You beam with pride over crayon drawings and words only you can read.
  15. A blankie-carrying PJ-clad kiddo ends up in your bed at least once a week.
  16. You’ve used the words “potty”, “boo boo”, or “num nums” to adults.
  17. Your head snaps up the second you hear a cry of “Mommy!” anywhere.
  18. You run toward sudden appearances of bodily fluids instead of away from them.
  19. Holidays are magical again.
  20. Silence is simultaneously glorious and terrifying.
  21. You’ve heard your mother’s voice come out of your mouth more than once…
  22. …and you finally understand she was right.
  23. More than once a day, you think you are doing it all wrong.
  24. More than once a day, you’re overwhelmed by how much you could love such a tiny creature.
  25. You are exhausted, unsure, happy, overjoyed, hopeful, impatient, frustrated, and in love; and you wouldn’t change it for the world.

This post is a response to the weekly Writer’s Workshop over at Mama’s Losin’ It!. Learn more about the ‘pretty much famous’ weekly prompts here. This week I chose: ‘You know you’re a mom when…’

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Great list! I can relate to all…especially #10!


And this is what you should expect very soon. :)


Yes, yes, and yes! I love that you were able to capture both the hard parts of motherhood along with the magical parts!

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