The Journey Of Motherhood

Today's post is a little Q & A about the journey of motherhood from The Blessings of Modern Domestication. My friend over at Surviving Little People also joined in on these questions and I thought they looked pretty interesting. Feel free to join in too!

1. What is one thing you wish someone had told you about being a mom?
That this is just a stage! All those tantrums, fits, battles with potty training...they will pass on into something else before you know it!

2. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced as a mother?
Hmm, where to start. Having a zillion people walk through after I'd given birth to my son and was getting stiches? My son telling people he eats poop? My daughter pulling my shirt down in church? My son yelling "EXCUSE ME, I FARTED!" in the ER waiting room. All of the above! But the good things is - since becoming a mother I no longer seem to get embarrassed as easily!

3. What's been your lowest point?
The baby blues. I think everybody gets them to some extent. My husband got a good amount of time off work after I had my daughter but when my son was born he didn't get much time off at all. He was working a lot of hours and neither of us were sleeping much at all. It was a frustrating time. But luckily my little man started sleeping through the night relatively soon and things were back to normal.

4. What's been the most rewarding?
Bringing my daughter home from the hospital and having my son take to her like she was already his best buddy. People had told me awful things about going from being a mom of one to a mom of two but so far things have been pretty smooth sailing. I know they will inevitably fight and bicker but it's been a real inspiration to me to see them get along so well.

5. Describe a mommy moment that transformed you so much so, you will never forget it nor are you the same since?
My son had to have surgery when he was just a little over one year old. I was a nervous wreck the whole time he was in surgery and when he was brought out to me afterwards, tears sprung to my eyes. He looked so tiny and frail. It was one of those moments when you know there's nothing you can do but pray. Now whenever other moms talking about their kids being sick or having surgery, I feel like I can emphathize better.

6. Are you more relaxed or paranoid since becoming a mother?
I like to think I'm a good mix of relaxed and paranoid...but I imagine my hubby would say I'm still a little more paranoid. ;)

7. Did you plan on becoming a mother or were you taken by surprise?
I didn't plan it but it wasn't completely a surprise either.

8. Were [or are] you close with your mom?
I am very close with my mom - and I think I've become even closer to her since I've become a mother. I value her input on mothering and she has helped me through a lot of things.

9. What family tradition do you want to pass down?
Staying in touch with one another. Even though I don't live close to some of my family, I am still able to keep in daily/weekly contact with them through Facebook, email and/or phone calls. Just because you move away or go on to a different phase of life doesn't mean you have to lose touch.

10. If you could start over, what would you do differently?
I honestly can't think of anything...other than perhaps catch up more on my sleep during pregnancy! :)


  1. Hello there, I'm your newest follower!
    I'm so glad you linked up! I loved reading your answers and getting to know you a bit. I can't imagine what it was like for you when your one year old had that surgery. On the flip side isn't it great when our kids yell out I farted. Ah ha my daughter is big into grunting when she poops. She always announces "Im doing a stinky" and isn't bothered by her surroundings. I blush when we are not at home and this happens. LOL. Sounds like you are doing a fantastic job mothering your kidos.
    Cheers to Motherhood and have a Happy Mother's Day!

  2. survivinglittlepeopleMay 4, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    Love your answers, so glad you did this. So sweet of you to mention me. I am grabbing your button. I am also subscribing so I do not miss any posts. I am finding it easier to subscribe to keep up with the blogs I love. How hard to have a 1yr.old have surgery, ugh to little to understand but old enough to be scared. Thankful you came through that time. Have a great night.

  3. Thanks! I'm following you as well. You posted some great questions! You gotta love kids. :) Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  4. Thanks! I added your button to my blog exchange page as well! :)


    Loved this one Shay :) Happy birthday hon!!!


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