What being a mom means

Welcome to Mom-Monday. I’m glad you’re here!

Being a mom means a lot of things…

It means a million mismatched socks in the laundry basket.

laundry basket
And the lid off the toothpaste.

It means trails of clothes down the hallway.

And pets,

pet cage
more pets, and even frogs and crickets in the house.

It means fingerprints on the walls–right by the front door.
fingerprints on wall
And running the dishwasher every day. At least once.

It means driving around with pictures on your car window.

kids window paint
And goldfish crackers and baby wipes (and apparently more socks) in the back seat.

It means a trunk full of first aid supplies and folding chairs for soccer games.

And an endless pile of shoes by the garage door.


It also means going to the park and swinging on the swings for the first time since you were a kid.

And shopping for tiny shoes that are so cute you can barely stand it.

It means trips to the library and hours of reading books.

And going to places like Disneyland.

It means watching Finding Nemo and Charlotte’s Web and Charlie Brown specials.

And rediscovering who you are by remembering who you were as a child before the ups and downs of life changed you.

But mostly,

being a mom means…

sweet hugs,

and butterfly kisses,

and a love that’s so big you can’t even begin to describe it with words. :)


  1. Ali

    Being a Mom means that I experience undeserving blessings each and every day. God is so good.

  2. …and taking out the trash, more than once a day!But also basking in the afterglow of your children's success. And watching them grow to be taller than their Mommy!

  3. So glad that I am not the only mom who has a shoe rack by the back door and the pile still ends up on the floor right by the door. Thanks for the reminder about all the important things about being a mom!! I love this.

  4. I love this post, especially with all the pictures. My last two posts pretty much cover the two sides of being a mom. It's spending all day doing what your kids want with no time to yourself and getting discouraged, like I did here: https://recoveringprocrastinator.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-day-by-numbers.html.But then it's also watching them learn and getting to experience little moments like this one: https://recoveringprocrastinator.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-little-moment.html

  5. Taking out the trash…for sure. I forgot about that one. :) And undeserved blessings each and every day… I couldn't have said that better.Thanks for chiming in and sharing your great links, everyone!

  6. Being a mom means finding crumbs and cheerios in every crevice of your house as well as being missed when you are gone and the spontaneous hugs.I love the fun my kids bring to my day – life would be boring without them!This is a great post! I love being a mom! :)

  7. Being a mom means having a constant reminder of how great God's love is for me and how much He loves me even when I am not at my "best". I find it amazing that He has given me an everyday reminder of His love and mercy for me.

  8. Being a mom means re-reading all the books I love as a child…and reading for the first time ones that I never had a chance to read! Being a mom means seeing God's grace in action every day!

  9. Enjoy all that good stuff that comes with young children, they grow up so fast and all to soon are ready to leave home, Praise the Lord that our sons and families live here in our small town on the East Coast NC so we still get to see them often

  10. Great post!!!We have a frog and crickets in the house, too. Didn't realize I'd end up with a container full of crickets to keep the frog alive!

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