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Surprising Motherhood Moments

I received samples and compensation from Dreft in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

This past February 14th, my husband and I welcomed our precious little Valentine, Gracie, into the world.

Although she is my second child, I am yet again amazed at the abundance of love I feel for this tiny little human. Along with the surprising amount of love I feel for my children, I feel like I experience new surprising motherhood moments on a daily basis.


What Has Surprised Me Most About Motherhood

1. How one little smile can change the entire course of my day.

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2. How much I dislike cartoons.

3. Just how much I love the smell of a freshly bathed baby.

4. Hearing myself say things like “You need to finish your pizza before you eat your ice cream.”

5. How something so small and so sweet can scream…and scream…and scream.


6. How my home can be destroyed in 5 seconds. It seems that for every 2 toys I put away, my toddler pulls out 3 new toys.

7. How many days pass by where I realize I forgot to shower.

8. The things I have to say “yes” to in order to avoid contention. Yes, my son looks like this most days:


9. Just how messy mealtime can get.


Now, before becoming a mother, I knew that babies were messy…I didn’t know JUST how messy. Between spit up, blow-outs, mud/grass stains, and food stains, we go through MANY daily wardrobe changes.

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What has surprised you most about motherhood?

Jenn P

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

hahaha okay so the cartoon one made me laugh. I thought I loved cartoons before I had kids as well... not so much anymore.

Travel Blogger

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

I can relate to so, so many of these. Being a mom is surprising in many ways.


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

How much I had NO idea what motherhood would be like. You can hear stories from other moms and read all the books you want -- nothing really prepares you until the baby is here!

Stacey- Travel Blogger

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

No matter how much you tell someone about what it's like when a new baby comes into their life, they are never prepared for it. All those things you mentioned catch all new parents by surprise.


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

I love being a mom. The overwhelming love has been a gift.

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