5 Things I No Longer Do Since Becoming A Mom

March 1, 2016
5 Things I No Longer Do Since Becoming A Mom

Becoming A Mom Is The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me

When I got pregnant and knew I was becoming a mom, my world changed forever. I knew I had to make a few lifestyle and mindset changes, and of course, the physical changes were heading my way.

Excitement washed over me. Suddenly there was so much to think about, to prepare, to do.

I accepted the fact that emotional changes were going to be hard, but necessary. I often wondered to myself when I saw moms with their little ones about how their lives had changed or were different pre-baby.

My diet had to change first. Yes, give up my delicious strawberry daiquiris and margaritas, ditch the sushi and bury my cravings for coffee.

There were however, little things I never knew I would miss simply because I wasn’t forewarned that I might never do them again.

Looking back, I honestly don’t mind, nor can I complain. I was handed the most beautiful, happy and healthy baby I could have ever wished for.

Below I have compiled a list of five things I no longer do since becoming a mom. Can you relate?

 1. Wear Heels

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I used to wear heels almost everyday. To work, out for drinks with friends, date night with the hubby….

Never outrageously high ones, but still they were heels. Two-inch, three-inch, pumps, kitten heels, ankle straps, spools and mules. You name it, I wore it.

They made me feel taller, cuter, maybe even s-e-x-y? Lol – well that ship has sailed.

Since becoming a mom I only wear flat shoes. Ballerinas are my favourite.

Who needs heels when you need to schlepp a diaper bag, car seat, stroller and shopping bags? – oh and don’t forget the baby.

 

 2. Twenty Minute Hot Showers

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Ahhhhh….. a thing of the past. Since becoming a mom, lengthy showers and baths are a distant memory.

Standing under a hot shower for twenty minutes, music blaring in the background while I scream out the lyrics to the song playing at the top of my lungs. no longer happen. As a said – memories. 🙂

I am lucky if I am able to shower before noon these days. Becoming a mom for the first time will have you busier than ever before.

Don’t get it twisted, I DO SHOWER and becoming a mum hasn’t made me a stinky fart, I just have a more military style shower strategy.

In and out in at most 10 minutes.

 

 3. Do Things “Just Because”

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Such as? Going out for a drive, shopping with friends, hanging out, or just chilling at home.

I no longer do things for the sake of doing them. No. Every movement is carefully planned and structured.

I have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C – you get the picture.

Time, routes, schedules, everything. Murphy’s Law will always rear its ugly head, but I am equipped with a plan for that too.

I am an organizer extraordinaire. I plan, yet stay flexible. Expect the unexpected.

 

'Mother is a verb. It's something you do, not just who you are.'Click To Tweet

 

 4. Finish A Meal In One Sitting

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Now this is nearly impossible.

Becoming a mom means mastering the skill of doing things with one hand while multitasking.

Carrying your little one while eating, picking up the toy he dropped on the floor for the upteenth time.

Leaving your fork and knife on the counter. Wait – on second thought taking the knife back because darling baby now reaches for everything.

Time to eat – nope, just kidding, need to do a diaper change. Oh boy, it’s a stinker so you now have to wash him instead.

Back to eating? Nope!

Oh oh his pouted lips start to quiver. Tears welling up in his eyes….. he needs a bottle and a nap.

Shouldn’t I have seen this coming? Its. About. To. Go. Down.

As moms, or parents in general, we absolutely cannot stand to see our kids cry. No matter what the reason is. So it really doesn’t matter what you are doing in the moment, you drop everything, and tend to your child.

Oh well – Who cares about food anyway? It’s so overrated. Besides it’s gone cold.

 

 5. Controlling Situations

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You cannot control every situation, so when things do not go as planned, I choose to remain happy.

This has been hard to transition into and it is still a learning process and part of becoming a mom I guess.

Babies demand happiness. Happiness is a choice and a habit so as a parent you should ensure your happiness is priority.

They will let you know the moment anything makes them unhappy. Babies want to be comfortable, happy, feel at ease. So who am I not to do the same? I speak positive affirmations to myself daily.

My self talk has gone from negative to positive and I feel less overwhelmed. There are so many things you will learn about yourself after becoming a mom that will change you and help you grow.

You will become aware of lots of great and amazing ways becoming a parent has changed you.

'I found myself when I became a mother.'Click To Tweet

 

There It Is – The 5 Things I No Longer Do Since Becoming A Mom

As moms, we have to give up a bunch of things. Great or small, important or minimal.

I do it all willingly.

The things I no longer do since becoming a mom may sound trivial, and quite frankly they are in the grand scheme of things.

A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty!

I wouldn’t mind never doing any of these things again. My little one is worth giving up these little things for and so much more. He entered my life and forever changed it for the better.

Are there things you no longer do since becoming a mom?

Do you see changes in yourself that make you proud and happy?

Share them with me in the comments section below. I would love to hear a bit of your story.

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Update: About seven months after writing this post, I wrote a follow up post.

You can read it here –> 5 Amazing Ways Becoming A Parent Will Change You.

I hope you will enjoy it and see the changes that have happened in my life.

I also wrote a light and funny one titled 5 Interesting Types Of Dads You See At Daycare.

 


 

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140 comments

eunderwood002 August 5, 2017 - 08:04

I definitely gave up a few of those things. But I love shoes too much to let go!

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Kanani B. July 31, 2017 - 12:56

I think I’ve been there done that with all at some point. Thankfully, my husband shares the burden with me so I def. still eat all my food in one setting and take long showers. LOL! Heels…not so much.

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fairweatherpaddler July 29, 2017 - 18:14

Loved this. Was never a heel wearer but totally get the other four. Also never ever finish a cup of coffee in one sitting. Or go to the toilet alone. Lol. My toddler insists on accompanying me. Although it is hilarious when she tells me well done for using g the big toilet.

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My Salty Soul July 29, 2017 - 17:08

This list was my life for about the first 6 months of having a baby. Now, things are starting to level themselves back out! Heels and finishing a meal uninterrupted I think will never come back lol

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Jenn July 28, 2017 - 22:38

You know, a number of months after giving up those things, i found myself being able to reintroduce the, back in my life. The heels came back (for work) and I get to do a few things for myself (not without the help of family). It’s still different, but I love it !

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thetaylor411 July 28, 2017 - 17:48

I can relate to this post very well. I miss my morning hot showers. I have to wait until my husband gets home in the evenings to watch the boys before I can shower. It drives me nuts!

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melissasheis July 28, 2017 - 17:19

Love this! Haha, your #1, wearing heels, cracks me up. I occasionally get aspirations of wearing the glorious heels I have in my closet, only to take them off within 3 minutes. And finishing meals for me is really, eat your kids leftovers.

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Heather July 28, 2017 - 16:53

Oh how I miss my heels! I used to wear them to work every day and now a wedge is about as close as I get. Great (and true) list!

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Akshata (@Awestruck_Aks) February 25, 2017 - 05:04

Wow thats quite a list. Brutally honest Mommy. Though I cannot give up the heels, gotta love them. Giving them up during pregnancy was quite something. Though I dare not wear them running around with the baby in tow.

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Neha February 23, 2017 - 12:40

Ah! The leisure showers.. distant memory. I would just add no movies in theaters and no quiet time to the list.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 20, 2017 - 07:56

Yes Neha, you are right about that. LOL.

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Gleefulblogger February 23, 2017 - 05:34

Wuhuuu…. that’s everything being a mommy you presented in a beautiful platter. I loved the way you weave words to get the flow of emotions running. Loved it… muaah

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2017 - 05:42

Thank you so much! I love being a mom and these are just things on the surface. The love and affection is so awesome and I would never ever trade it for anything in this world. 🙂

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Natasha February 22, 2017 - 07:21

That’s one helluva happy post. I was smiling through and through. You make Mommyhood sound so charming and fun despite the hitches here and there. La dolce vita! Xoxox

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 20, 2017 - 07:58

Thank you Natasha – it really is a lot of fun. Hard sometimes, but the best thing in the world.

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Geethica February 22, 2017 - 07:03

Hey Sheri you just reminded me of all the things that I have forgotten doing now. Though they have become a dose of humour to all. Like wearing heels as I have to constantly run after my kids. Having hot meal as I have keep getting up in between my meals. And so much more like I can write another post that will be endless.

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the bespectacled mother February 20, 2017 - 23:19

You seem to be one positive mommy who has claimed her happiness inspite of certain things lost. Never getting to eat in peace, rushed showers, multiple plans – I identify with you completely. There is something more I missed. I couldn’t apply nail paints for more than 5 years after my son was born since I fed him with my hands. And now that he has taken to eating by himself, I have lost my likes for nail paints. Loved reading the post. I am visiting here from #MondayMommyMoments link up.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life February 21, 2017 - 07:27

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I can identify with nail polish too. LOL. I hardly ever use it anymore, and if I do, then just for special occasions like my birthday then take it off a week later. One thing I realised is, as much as I am still an individual even though I am a mommy I care less about all the material things in life. I am so happy to be a mom and to love on this little boy and that is all that matters. So glad you stopped by and I will be stopping by shortly to visit you too.. Have a wonderful day and week,xoxox S.

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deepagandhi February 20, 2017 - 13:12

I left heals for sometime but now when my girls are big, I wear them again. Agree, motherhood teaches us to multitask and we moms do it with a smile. Thanks for linking up with #MondayMommyMoments 🙂

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Martina February 3, 2017 - 18:25

I had to giggle. Only the fifth point is valid to me. As a mom to seven, 20 down to almost three weeks, I don’t think you really need to give up any of the first four.

In fact, I insist on my 20-30 minute showers because I know it’s what recharges me.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life February 7, 2017 - 05:22

Wow Martina! Seven kids! You are amazing. Yesterday when our little one was throwing a tantrum (this is completely new to us) we were laughing about imagine we had two kids and they threw tantrums at the same time. But seven? You must have this motherhood and parenting thing down pat! I can learn a lot from you I am sure. 🙂 Your newest is three weeks? Congratulations on your addition. Happy 2017!

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Traveling Well For Less January 5, 2017 - 23:42

Sacrificing things is part of being a mom. But as you’ve discovered, having kids are worth the little sacrifices.

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Aishah November 2, 2016 - 06:38

I don’t have kids but I can only imagine that you sacrifice tons for your kids! Mum’s are great 🙂

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Natasha Kendall November 2, 2016 - 05:50

I could never give up heels! I love them too much! Funny post 🙂

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Shane November 1, 2016 - 18:30

While I’m not yet a mama myself, I can assure you I don’t wear heels or take a shower longer than 20 minutes haha. But I do appreciate how much free time you lose once kiddos come into the picture!

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Olive Ole September 16, 2016 - 07:46

Oh I remember the wonderful feeling every time I regained just a smidgeon of freedom as my son grew older. Now he is 15, taller than me and sporting a small mustache. I really miss the time he was more dependent on me. *sigh*

So make sure you record everything you possibly can in photos, notebooks and memories, you will never have this time back!

Wishing you a great weekend!

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amileinmyshoes September 13, 2016 - 08:53

Great post. They should make you read this stuff before you have a baby – just so you can enjoy that stuff before baby come along 🙂

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Holly September 13, 2016 - 06:08

Oh goodness heels?! Nope not for me, not anymore. Lol. My body is so out of balance.

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Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu September 13, 2016 - 05:49

The heels I miss too.But flats and babies go together.
And shower .Seriously what’s with babies and loo visit.They have an uncanny ability to cry just when you need tO go.
Great post.I wouldn’t mind giving these up too.

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Valerie CottageMakingMommy September 12, 2016 - 10:13

Oh my goodness you hit the nail on the head with this one. I don’t think I’ve ever taken 20 minute showers and I haven’t worn heels in year.s

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Sondra Barker September 12, 2016 - 04:14

Wow! Mother’s give up so much more of simple, daily things than I thought they did! I, of course, knew all about the “during pregnancy” sacrifices, but I didn’t even think of afterwards like the shorter showers with no music, being unable to finish a meal! It’s crazy! However, the beautiful baby you receive is 100% worth it, I know! I applaud all the mothers in the world!!

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CourtneyLynne September 11, 2016 - 22:58

Hahaha same here with the heels!!! I use to live in the things and now my feet hurt just thinking about them lol

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canonicole September 10, 2016 - 14:05

How nice of you to think that way. Very lovely post.

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Janine Ella (@wandering_ella) August 6, 2016 - 09:27

Ever since I became a mom, I no longer do #3 as well especially shopping! Everytime I drool over clothes and shoes at the department store, I always remind myself that milk and diapers go first. LOL! I actually wrote an article on how it feels to juggle my full time job, mommy duties, and dream to travel

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ROBERT LEE August 6, 2016 - 03:26

The one thing you can control, Sheri, is you yourself. 🙂 And the reason why you couldn’t do the things you listed is because you are being a responsible mom. Kudos! No matter the things you could not do, there are things that you could do now that brings so much joy in your heart that you couldn’t have before.

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Jayne (@SMABLblog) June 14, 2016 - 12:35

Yes to all of those Sheri!

Definitely rocking the flats here now.

I was only having this conversation just the other day with a friend. And we were saying how at our bedtimes now, we would just be warming up in the clubs and bars at that time when we were younger and before we were moms.

I’m impressed if I get a 30 minute lie in these days 🙂

Thanks so much for linking up with #MMBC It’s been lovely having you joining in. Hope to see you next week xx

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Colleen May 28, 2016 - 16:47

Oh yes!!:) I used to love heels too now I live in flats too.:) Also yes to all the other things. I think the one I identify with most is the one about controlling situations, I WANT to control them and find it really hard to give up that control. Thanks for a fun and interesting read.:)

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modaddicted May 23, 2016 - 16:19

Oh no! Heels! my heart would literally break if I had to give up heels </3 Can't picture my life without them.

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Cathy Mini May 21, 2016 - 01:56

It’s funny how I have heard so many mommas say the same thing–I am sure I can relate one day if and when we have kids!

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Leslie Hernandez May 20, 2016 - 16:52

I am not a mom yet, but would love to someday because its a real blessing. I don’t really wear heels that much so I wont be missing that lol… The rest I think I can manage everyone’s life style is different it would be interesting to see the same list from a few different moms. Have them answer the same question what are 5 things they no longer do after becoming a mom.

Oh and by the way I have seen women with supper high heels a stroller with a baby while holding a toddler, Only in New York lol…

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Erin (@ErinShebish) May 20, 2016 - 15:46

Lol, I wont lie. I do all of these but wear heels! And I miss them. My knees don’t but I loved being able to reach things on high shelves out in public. LOL!

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Heather (@TownsendHouse1) May 20, 2016 - 13:41

Wearing heels! Yes! I never wear heels anymore, it is too dangerous trying to run after three little ones. Maybe once my youngest is a little more reliable 🙂

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leannematlach May 20, 2016 - 05:22

oy i don’t have kids and i’ve already given up heels. who knows what my fashion will become when i do have some little ones.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life May 22, 2016 - 17:03

Ballerinas all the way!

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Denea May 20, 2016 - 03:25

I love my heels! I love flats two but I love my heels. Also I take my long showers when the kids are asleep!

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Roxanne May 20, 2016 - 00:38

These are all temporary things. One day you will be wearing heels with nothing in your hands and wonder where the time went. 🙂 My twins are 5 and I still don’t get a get 10 min shower. Lol Enjoy every second you get!

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Wendy May 19, 2016 - 20:28

These are all so good. I have three kids and can’t remember when the last time I wore heels! I do get to eat a meal in one sitting now that my youngest is three, but I didn’t for many years.

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Taylor S May 19, 2016 - 19:22

I never realized how much I would miss doing things spontaneously until I became a mom! I don’t do much “just because” either – but sometimes I try to make time for it! Great post.

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Kiwi May 19, 2016 - 19:14

Im with you I am not even a mom and I rarely wear heels anymore…I wanna be cute but I dont wanna be in pain!!! So very minimal heel wearing for me…but showers I need my long hot showers!

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twotinyhands May 19, 2016 - 16:04

IT’s amazing how well we adapt to situations in order to get through the day. It’s not so bad now days as he’s no longer the needy baby, still 10 months, but he is happy to sit and play with toys so I can get stuff done, and eat! Although we do tend to eat together and this works well. I’ve never worn heels, I don’t feel I am missing out. I don’t miss anything other than maybe a certain friends since becoming a mum. Thanks for sharing with #abrandnewday

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life May 19, 2016 - 16:30

Hi Karen, yes we have to adapt and be flexible, my little one is about the same age as yours and he is happy to sit and play on his own at times. He needs me close by, but he is not a clingy baby. I feel like it is all happening so fast so I am trying to savour every single moment as best I can.

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Marie Beausoleil May 19, 2016 - 14:51

LOL I always wonder when I see titles like that. My eldest will be twenty next month (and my baby is two today!). I have to agree with all of those – I haven’t worn a pair of heels in nearly 21 years, long showers … well, it can happen, but not when children are little. Just like long sessions on the toilet, in private, without an audience … my 3 year gets so excited that she wants to hug Maman for peeing. Just wait until you have someone clapping excitedly because you went potty by yourself. It’ll happen and it’s hilarious.

Life changes when you have children. 😀

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life May 19, 2016 - 16:29

Hahahahahaha! Marie this is hilarious, thanks for sharing. My little one is crawling and standing up walking with support and “chases” me when I try to sneak away real fast to get to the bathroom. He always wants to know what I am doing, so curious and I love it. Mommyhood is the best thing to have ever happened to me. Thanks for sharing your story, and Happy Birthday to your little one.

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Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) May 19, 2016 - 09:10

I don’t remember not doing things after I became a mom. I’m sure there were things but those aren’t the things I remember about becoming a mom.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life May 19, 2016 - 16:26

Interesting. At the time of writing the post I was only 8 months into motherhood. I am sure when I am and “older” mommy and more experienced I may not remember some of these.

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Emily May 19, 2016 - 08:06

I’m not a mom but I rarely ever wear heels already! I imagine my ‘mom shoes’ will be slippers, haha.

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Dawn McAlexander May 19, 2016 - 06:21

My daughter is older now, so I now have time to do more things. I certainly remember giving up most- if not all- of these things when she was smaller though.

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Paula May 19, 2016 - 05:53

I totally agree with you on many of these 🙂 I have a couple of pairs of comfortable heels, but I got rid of the rest. Now that my son is a little older, I do take long showers. I’d swap that for “Use the bathroom without an interruption.” 😉

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Mimi B May 19, 2016 - 04:22

Now that my kids are older, I realize how short of a time period this age lasts. You might not do some of this stuff now, but by the time you start doing it again, you’ll wonder where the time went. I’m absolutely missing this stage in life. lol

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Carolyn May 19, 2016 - 03:48

I ditched the heels too. When you stop wearing them regularly they hurt so bad the few times you do wear them that you think they aren’t worth it anymore. 🙂

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Amber NElson May 19, 2016 - 03:34

I don’t wear heels. They are so bad for my flat feet and I can’t afford to wear $500 heels

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Julie @ Girl on the Move May 19, 2016 - 00:40

Oh man, controlling a situation definitely goes out the window! You can think through how a situation is going to go and then the 3-year old just has a mind of their own lol

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Cara (@StylishGeek) May 18, 2016 - 23:24

Thanks for sharing! There were a few things I stopped doing when I became a mom to a newborn. I chose to make do without them out of personal choice. But as my daughter got older I realized I am able to indulge again in some of my old hobbies.

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Michelle Myers May 18, 2016 - 20:28

I’m more compassionate to other parents and waaaay less judgemental than I was before having my own kids. I joke that I was a perfect parent, full of advice, before I actually became a parent! 😉

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Kait May 18, 2016 - 20:06

I’m not a mom, so I still do all of these, but I can see how your priorities definitely shift and things that make you happy change 🙂

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Rebecca Bryant May 18, 2016 - 16:58

I no longer make quick decisions about trips or meetings. Now I check and double check sons school, band and after school schedule before committing to anything.

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Terri Steffes May 18, 2016 - 16:16

LOL, I enjoyed this post as my “baby” is 30 and I had forgotten some of these things. Food, however, is important!

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Robin Rue May 18, 2016 - 12:42

I still do most of these 🙂 I will never stop wearing heels. Maybe I don’t wear them every day, but I wear them whenever I go out to something that isn’t a playdate.

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Lucy Dorling April 22, 2016 - 09:43

I loved this article! I’m not a mum but I do understand on things you have to give up on doing since I got ill. Definitely get the heels one! My back won’t let me wear those anymore lol xx

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 23, 2016 - 06:50

Thank you for the feedback Lucy! I hope your recovery process is going well. All the best. 🙂

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Accidental Hipster Mum March 30, 2016 - 16:42

Haha! I relate to the whole list! Although it’s taken 16 months, I now get my 1hr+ baths back! I’ve still only worn heels once during that time though x

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 30, 2016 - 19:48

Ahhhhhh this gives me hope for long baths in the near future 🙂

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Mitchiko March 25, 2016 - 04:29

So funny , the things that you took for granted before having children! They grow up so quickly! Enjoy every little moment that you have with your little one~

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 25, 2016 - 15:38

I will Mitchiko. I am already missing the days when he was so tiny 🙂

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Cristi March 25, 2016 - 03:00

Well this is a lot to give up but a beautiful baby is always worth it! Certainly not on my agenda for now but I will enjoy all these things in you and all the mamas who miss them… But heck im over serum the heels without the baby lol

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audreycanblog March 25, 2016 - 01:43

I love this post! I am a woman who constantly resents the amount of free time I have in my life… But then I think about it. I plan on having kids one day, so I really truly should appreciate my SpongeBob Squarepants marathons at 2 AM while I can! LOL

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 25, 2016 - 15:41

LOL Audrey! When you have kids and they keep you up at night, you can watch SpongeBob marathons together! 🙂

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Mrs. G March 25, 2016 - 01:18

In my first two years of motherhood, I could relate to this post and would agree with every single one of these points. However, now that I’ve been a mom for almost four years I’m back to being my old self in many ways. There are still some things I no longer do since becoming a mom, but I feel like I’ve found a good balance between being a mom and doing things I like to do just for me.

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Myda Tahir March 23, 2016 - 02:07

Thanks Sheri, you are true to the core, but we as moms are still happy ,

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 24, 2016 - 14:47

Thank YOU Myda! 🙂

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Kari Padilla March 21, 2016 - 01:38

I’m right there with you on wearing heels. I used to wear them constantly and now I don’t miss them one bit. I’ll wear the occasional bootie with a thick, short heel but that’s as far as I’ll go lol

-Kari

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hilkayaker March 21, 2016 - 00:57

Lol, yes a shower at all is lucky enough, let alone an extended hot one!! You should link up at the #bloggerspotlight party!
Hope to see you there!

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Inez Bayardo March 20, 2016 - 05:04

I still do all of these… except maybe number 5. I say “maybe” because sometimes I still try. But being a mom has definitely made me much more flexible… and creative… like how I manage to eat my meals in one sitting!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities March 20, 2016 - 03:41

I KNOW I am not ready for kids because I KNOW I am not ready to give these things up! ha!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 20, 2016 - 18:42

LOL! You are definitely not ready 🙂 The thing is, if you do have a baby, you would give these up without second thought, trust me! Have a nice Sunday

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Meg @EveryMomDay March 20, 2016 - 02:47

This list is on point! Each thing made me smile a little bit bigger and think: “me too… me too!” I’d love to wear heels again… and finish meals in one sitting and while the food is still hot! lol

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 20, 2016 - 18:42

Thanks Meg! I want my readers to be able to relate to me and feel like we are connecting while reading, so your feedback is very encouraging. Thank you so much 🙂 S.

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Dalba March 19, 2016 - 21:16

Sounds just like my life! Lol i used to never leave the house without make up or heels. Now i barely have time to throw some lipstick and blush on my face and nevermind wearing heels! Meals and showers are almost a luxury too hehehehe. All are done under five mins. But for my kids I’m willing to make those small sacrifices! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 20, 2016 - 18:49

Dalba!!!! We are one and the same! 🙂

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Lily @ lilydaily.com March 19, 2016 - 15:20

Hahaha, great list and sooooo true! I didn’t get to do those items on the list (again) until most recently… When kids are in grade school!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 19, 2016 - 15:29

Grade School…..yayyyyyy something for me to look forward to. My LO is 9 months old so a little while still 🙂

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Noel March 19, 2016 - 13:11

Yes yes yes! I miss eating my meal at my own pace while talking to my husband. But you’re right, it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make!!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 19, 2016 - 15:27

LOL. It is funny isn’t it? It seems as if SOMETHING always comes up that we can never complete a single mean in one sitting 🙂

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kerona March 7, 2016 - 18:34

i love the post i am not a mom yet but reading this will help me to prepare for when that time comes.
have a great week

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 7, 2016 - 22:22

Hi Kerona, there is so much to prepare and it is such an exciting time! When your baby is on the way, my posts on tips would have grown more. Thanks for reading and sharing. 🙂

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Klaudia March 5, 2016 - 23:49

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 6, 2016 - 11:16

Thank you Klaudia! So glad I found yours too 🙂

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imnotgrandpa March 5, 2016 - 00:29

I can’t relate to the high heel, but the other were spot on. As a SAHD, the ability to multi-task and have Plans A, B and C are important, so is the ability to anticipate what’s coming next.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 5, 2016 - 13:01

Hahahahahaha Frank! It would be fun to see you out and about in heels. 🙂 I think what you are doing is great and look forward to reading more of your posts as well.

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Sharon Beauty Prime March 4, 2016 - 04:06

I gave up on heels too. I look forward to be able to reclaim back wearing my heels later on. So true what you said about giving up little things for our children is worth it. Very interesting read xo

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AnnaRosenblumPalmer March 3, 2016 - 23:59

These are all RIGHT ON. I will say it gets easier. Everything except the heels.

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TravellingBookJunkie (@t_bookjunkie) March 3, 2016 - 20:12

I do love a long hot bath or shower but I long ago stopped wearing high heels, I prefer a nice pair of flat boots or flip flops now!

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Musings, Rants & Scribbles March 3, 2016 - 18:52

The good news is all these things will come back. When you’re kids are grown you’ll not only have wonderful memories, but the chance to reclaim those things you put on hold. You’ll have them again. Lovely post.

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 19:51

You are right Laurie. I am sure looking back at the memories will bring me so much joy, I will not even miss the things I had to put on hold. 🙂

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Jasmin N (@jjjasuuu) March 3, 2016 - 17:38

These are all true, but I’m pretty sure that when your children will grow you can go back to wearing high heels my dear 🙂

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 19:46

Yes Jasmin, if I want to, though it’s not not even worried about it. There is so much more in this life 🙂

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Lisa @ The Meaning of Me March 3, 2016 - 04:44

OH several of these for sure – like the military style shower. I would like just one shower that doesn’t include my child, husband, or a cat coming in to holler at me about something or ask a question. Can these people seriously not manage for 20 minutes without my supervision??? 😀
And sleep. Definitely sleep. I don’t think I’ve slept a full night since our daughter came along seven years ago. I’ve learned to seriously appreciate power naps, though!

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:18

Lisa, I can relate. Even our dogs waltzes into the bathroom wanting something or the other. Everyone relies on mom. I must say, I have never had a power nap during the day. I feel like I would be missing out on time to do other things around the house. Maybe a quick 20 minute nap wouldn’t hurt here and there….do you feel energized and/or well rested after a power nap?

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Lisa March 3, 2016 - 03:09

I honestly couldn’t stop laughing…. Every day I am like, awe damn those heels look nice in my closet… Or, did I even finish my salad? Nope. Or, there is no question whether you have time to shave your legs.. You just don’t … LOVE THIS POST – THANK YOU FOR THIS.

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:16

Thanks for the feedback Lisa. I cannot remember when last I shaved my legs…funny enough it is fine because no opne sees my legs anymore anyway, and the hair doesn’t grow as fast! LOL

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JJ March 3, 2016 - 02:16

Let the choir say, “Amen.” It’s been 13 years since I did any of that. I’m an old mom. lol! Great post! BLMGirl

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:14

Thanks JJ. Do you miss the days your babies were smaller or are you finding that it gets easier when they become less dependent? I am sure there are other challenges to deal with as they become teenagers and prepare for adulthood. Thanks for the BLMGirl love. xoxoox

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Carrie March 3, 2016 - 02:04

Oh my gosh this is all so true, lol. I have three little ones now and finally ditched most of my heels at Goodwill. I kept a couple of cute shoes for date night, but when you’re not used to wearing heels everyday anymore, it’s not easy to just put them on and be able to walk 😉 Warm meals, what are those? Ah free time and a hot shower. I have to drag my daughter in the shower with me if I actually want to finish it. Now with three kids I no longer have a clean house and when I do, it takes soooo much longer to clean. It’s so worth it, but I’m thankful I was naive as to how hard it would be before having kids!

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:13

Hey Carrie! Three kids is a lot of work, I cannot imagine how you find spare time to do anything for yourself. I am still pretty new at mommyhood so I cannot imagine three kids at the moment. I come from a family of five kids and have no idea how my mom managed it all. 🙂 I have so much more respect now for the art of motherhood. Prior to being a mom it was hard to appreciate all the work that goes into it.

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M Perez March 3, 2016 - 01:07

Eating a full meal in peace, long showers, oh my goodness what are those things lol! I can definitely relate to your post. My son is 14 and while he is very independent, there are still moments where I cannot just sit and do nothing well at least not for long. At the end of the day, there are things I miss and things I definitely don’t miss. It’s the little things we take for granted.

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:10

You are right M. I am trying to savour all the moments – my little one is only 9 months old but I feel like time is flying by so fast.

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My Unsettling Life (@MyUnsetlingLife) March 2, 2016 - 23:40

I had no idea! I know moms struggle a lot with their wants, but I didn’t know the details.

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Tamuria March 2, 2016 - 21:58

This brings back memories. My kids are adults with kids of their own so, unless I’m babysitting, I can do all of those things again now but I never did get back into high heels.

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A Busy Bees Life March 3, 2016 - 10:08

I am sure babysitting grand babies brings back a lot of memories for you Tamuria. Do you miss having little ones running around the house? Thank you for sharing.

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yourmindinbloom March 2, 2016 - 18:04

Awesome! Except for heels, agree with all 4

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 20:29

What would you suggest as a different number five for yourself? 🙂

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diyjahn March 2, 2016 - 17:13

I don’t have little ones yet, but I can’t wait until I do. I have wanted babies my whole life. THough I have to say, I will be working harder to appreciate these 5 things while I am childless!

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 20:31

Diyjahn – Appreciate them while they last, however once you have your future babies in your arms, all of this will not matter so much. 🙂

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xoxonikstar March 2, 2016 - 16:59

Oh goodness. I don’t wear heels anymore either. I don’t have time for heels now that my son is almost 2! lol I have gotten used to using the bathroom with an audience. My showers are usually 10 mins as well…but there are times when my son is content with watching Bubble Guppies while mommy washes her hair and shaves her legs until the water is no longer hot. *ahhh* So many of these are so true for lots of moms.

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 17:17

xoxonikstar….I am glad you were able to relate to this. My son will be a year old soon, and I can tell that privacy will also become a thing of the past. LOL. We are on a great routine at the moment though I find that when he is napping, instead of me taking the time to do things for myself, I tend to do other things around the house, cleaning, laundry, vacuum etc. All in all, it is worth it. Thanks for sharing.

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Karin Rambo March 2, 2016 - 16:42

Haha yup! I would add, use the restroom in peace as well. 🙂

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 16:53

That is true Karin! It should be my number six. I am starting to see that going in peace is getting harder as my little ones crawls behind me and is so fast!

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TERRIfic Words March 2, 2016 - 16:34

Even though I’m pregnant with my first and dreading giving up on some of these things, I adored this read. I’m definitely not looking forward to giving up my heels. Flat shoes kills my feet so I hope, heels isn’t one sacrifice I’ll have to make. I’ve been sitting praying that my feet don’t swell during pregnancy so I can hang onto to my favorite shoes longer.

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 16:51

Hi Terri. Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such an exciting time, and new chapter in your life. My little one is 9 months old now. They really do grow so very fast, so enjoy each and every moment. You may not have to sacrifice your heels entirely, just be extra careful during the last few months especially…the weight of the baby can really affect your balance. So excited for you. 🙂

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rodanthi March 2, 2016 - 10:57

I am not blessed with children, but I beleive they deserve every sacrifice! So, don’t worry about leaving some of your old routines behind. I am sure your baby’s smile is more than rewarding!

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 11:00

Most definitely! I would give up so much more without even a second thought. His laughter, smile and happiness is my world. 🙂

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Ruxandra March 2, 2016 - 10:50

Sounds like motherhood has a strong inflence. Great to keep those tips in mind for future mothers.

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 10:58

Yes Ruxandra, there are lots of changes and things to learn. Tips are great, though mostly it’s learning by doing. 🙂

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AllThingsChrys March 2, 2016 - 04:06

Lol story of my life. Workout clothes, unfinished meals, NO HEELS in case I have to move quick. Great post.
-Chrys

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 10:57

Thank you Chrys.

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Brittney March 2, 2016 - 00:11

Oh my goodness! YESS!!! This is so true! Love it <3 I miss my long showers/bath time.

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A Busy Bees Life March 2, 2016 - 10:56

LOL. Brittney, how old is your little one?

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Nicoles Story, Views, and Reviews March 1, 2016 - 21:32

Love it, lol

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 5, 2016 - 19:27

Thanks Nicole.

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