5 Things I've Learned From Being a Mother

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  • 5thingsi'velearnedfrombeingamother

    by jordana tobel

  • Itreasurethelittlemomentsofjoythatcomewithbeingamomtolittleones.IdonttakeforgrantedtheclosenessIsharewithmyyoungchildrenandIhopewecontinuetobeascloseandcommunicativeaswearetoday.

  • Asanexerciseingratitude,IculledafewmomentsofreflectionabouttheaspectsofmotherhoodthatIcherish.

    Therearesomanygreatthingsthatmy4yearoldand6yearoldareteachingmeaboutmyselfandaboutlife.

    Herearejustafewofthegreatestlessonssofar.

  • Patience01 Theresnothingliketryingtoleavethehouseontimewithtwoyoungkidsthatwillhelpyoulearntoadjustandreadjust,becausetheresalwayssomething.Gettingthesneakerson.Packingbackpacks.Thesearethelittleordealsthatseembigwhenyourerushingtogetthekidstoschoolandandgetyourselftotheoffice.Overtheyears,though,Ivelearnedmoreandmoretojustgowiththeflow.

  • Selflessness02

    Ilovebeingthekindofmotherwhopitchesinwhenmykidsaredoingsomethingthatsexcitingorimportanttothem.Likesomanymothers,itmakesmehappytomakemykidshappy.Evenifitmeansstayingupallnighttomake50costumesforson'skindergartenclassplay!

  • Wonder03Seeingtheworldthroughmychildrenseyesispriceless.Itsjustsojoyful.Mykidsteachmetoseethingswiththebeauty,innocenceandexcitementofseeingsomethingforthefirsttime.

  • Acceptance04

    Itcanbetoughtoanswersomeoftheirquestionsandputitintermstheyunderstand.Howmuchdoyoutellthemandhowmuchdoyoushieldthemfrom?Youwantthemtobeawareoftherealworldbutyoudontwanttoneedlesslyoverwhelmthemwithtoomuchinformationtoosoon.IdomybesttonavigatetheircuriositybecauseIwanttomakesuretheyrewelladjusted.

  • LOVE05

  • thankyou,kids.

    momlovesyou.