An Encore Presentation: What Being a Mom Means.

This week, being a mom means that while dealing with temper tantrums, coughing fits and deadlines, I have not had time to pay proper attention to this blog. So, for your reading pleasure, I give you…

Being a mom means greeting the news that your baby seems interested in toilet training with as much enthusiasm as you would a free trip to the Caribbean.

Being a mom means disappearing on a Friday evening “to get milk,” and escaping to Target for a blissful hour or two.

Being a mom means gaining rock hard biceps without ever making a trip to the gym.

Being a mom means being saddled with a squishy belly that no amount of crunches seems to touch.

Being a mom means dreaming of a two hour nap with the same longing you once reserved for expensive heels and designer duds.

Being a mom means realizing you’ve gone two months without dying your hair…

And deciding it can wait a little longer.

Being a mom means mourning your pre-pregnancy body – but never giving up hope that you can get back there.

Being a mom means knowing you are unconditionally loved…

And that someday, you’ll be hated with the same passion (at least upon occasion).

Being a mom means being jealous of your friends’ stories of drunken debauchery.

Being a mom means you’d much rather curl up with your husband on the couch than hit the bar.

Being a mom means you finally feel like an adult.

But being a mom also means  you often wish your mom was there to tell you what to do.

Being a mom is fantastic, exhilarating, exhausting and bewildering.

Being a mom means something different every day.

What does being a mom mean to you?

6 Comments on An Encore Presentation: What Being a Mom Means.

  1. Rebecca
    January 14, 2011 at 11:12 am (5 years ago)

    Being a mom means that you worry as soon as something about your kid is off even though the kid is still acting ‘normal’ according to other people.

    • Amber
      January 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm (5 years ago)

      I hope everybody’s feeling okay in your house. I know exactly what you mean, though.

  2. Allison
    January 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm (5 years ago)

    For me, being a mom means being a better person, to myself and other. Figuring out what it means to be to be a “good person” and applying that to the example I set for my children.

    You are up on my “blog roll”! Located temporarily here:

    Will be moving to another page on the site in near future!

    • Amber
      January 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for the place on your “roll!” It does make you a better person, doesn’t it?

  3. Unknown Mami
    January 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Being a mom means you never stop being a mom.

    • Amber
      January 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm (5 years ago)

      You really don’t. My own mom had to try hard not to over “mom” me while I was home at Christmas being sick. It was funny to watch.


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