Aww, Baby: 15 Awesome Things About Being A Parent

March 18, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin
"Mother and child"

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Parenthood takes you from an all-about-me, new pair of shoes today perspective to suddenly dreaming of home life in a cul-de-sac where your kids can play safe from harm. Being a new parent is tough. Sleep becomes a foreign thing you once got in great abundance; and there’s often an overwhelming sense of responsibility. But ask nearly any mother on the planet how she feels about motherhood and she’ll usually tell you in a heartbeat that the benefits outweigh any setbacks. So, it’s high time to take a breather and bask in the awesomeness of parenthood, like all these things.

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  • Sagittarius81

    Being a mother to my 5 year old daughter is the best, I can’t imagine a life without her smile, her climbing in the bed in the middle of the night, herhugs and kisses when I dropping her off and picking her up from school, going shopping, library, to Chuck E. Cheeses, the beach and to the playground. Her biological father died in a car accident when I was 6 months pregnant with our daughter and he couldn’t wait to be a dad, even brought the crib and stroller before he passed, if he was alive, our daughter would have been spoiled (because he told me he’ll spoil her rotten). She has his picture in her room to know who her dad was and knowing he’s in heaven watching over us.

  • SheBe

    Yes! Thank you for this! Motherhood is AMAZEBALLS!!! My husband and I love being parents and we are having a blast planning her first birthday party! To watch your child grow up is the best of so many feelings. Love my stankbooger!

  • Cakester

    It’s so good to read an article on how being a parent is great! So many times, people try to scare you with what you’re giving up, and not what you’re gaining..your life is going to change, no more sleep for you, your freedom is gone…. when I had my son, my life changed, but I was ready for that change….it definitely rocks being a parent. Great article!!!!

  • Lana

    This made me think of my nephew. He’s only 8 months but he’s so big and mischievous. He always tries to bite my mom or pull her hair.