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101 Reasons to Love Being a Mom

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Considering I was told by doctors in my teen years that I'd never be able to have kids, I feel richly blessed that I have three of them. All of my pregnancies were rough and truly gave me a run for my money, but they made me appreciate motherhood even more. As part of the iHomeschool Network, we are sharing 101 Reasons … posts with our readers. I choose the 101 Reasons to Love Being a Mom because while I may get stressed out over being a mom, like many other mothers I know, I do treasure this role in my life.

I'm sharing 101 Reasons to Love Being a Mom. My fellow homeschool bloggers also shared 101 Reasons on many different topics. Come share with us some of the things you think should be added to our lists.
  • Being a mom offers unexpected joy nearly every single day.
  • Holding a baby's hand as you watch them fall asleep.
  • Listening to giggly girls as they play fairy princess pretend.
  • Watching your boy try to walk in his daddy's shoes.
  • First birthday smash cakes make for awesome memories.
  • Walking down the street and feeling that tiny hand holding your for guidance.
  • Watching the spark of knowledge light up in your child's eyes as they discover the world around them.
  • Mom/child Hugs.
  • Because you get to watch with enthusiasm while your kids are having fun with kinetic sand and knowing that it's an exploration in STEM as well.
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  • The warmth of holding your son or daughter in your lap.
  • Morning Cuddles.
  • You can take great joy in each milestone achieved, regardless of the age in which they achieve it.
  • There is no greater feeling than the unconditional love that exists between a mom and her child.
  • You'll discover the true meaning of selflessness.
  • Seeing your own eyes looking back at you in the face of your child.
  • Watching your child grow, each stage, each age, comes as its own precious and unique gift.
  • When you walk in the door after being away and hearing your little one excitedly say “MOM!” and run into your arms for big hugs and kisses is one of the most thrilling things you can ever experience.
  • Those rare moments when your teenager turns to YOU for advice and you want to just relish the moment, but also not ruin it, brings jubilation to any moms heart.
  • Because you get to experience playing video games again without guilt when you play multi-player LEGO with your kids.
101 Reasons to Love Being a Mom
  • That moment when you hand your child a $1 gift you picked up in the line at the grocery store and they declare, “You're the BEST MOM EVER!” Yeah, that moment.
  • Seeing childhood once again, but this time through the eyes of a parent watching her own child grow and discover.
  • Seeing your husband's personality reflected in your child's mannerisms.
  • Knowing that the love you share with their father is being poured into your children together is a comfort like none other.
  • When you find that one thing that works to help your child through difficulty and you feel like you are totally rocking this mom thing.
  • Those late night moments when the kids are in bed and you sit down for the first time in hours and eat all the chocolate.
  • “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • Being a mom is the most important job in the world.
  • You'll experience intense satisfaction when your child learns to say the word, “mom.”
  • They'll love you forever for teaching them the rhymes of Dr. Seuss book bundle.
  • Your children will be amazed when you turn on the sprinkler in the backyard and let them play during the summer.
  • Night time kisses.
  • Being amazed every day at how much energy your children have.
  • Your kids think you are awesome when you do amazing things like make let them paint with bubbles.
  • Seeing the kids run around in footed pajamas.
  • The most incredibly affectionate feeling that overcomes you when you watch your child sleeping.
  • That new baby smell.
  • That bonding moment when you are braiding or doing your daughter's hair.
  • The contentedness that you feel when your child comes to you for help.
  • You get to be silly with them and introduce them to the glory of 80's or 90's music.
  • Night time cuddles when the kids sneak into your bed in the middle of the night.
  • The immense giggles when the kids, especially boys, are wrestling with their dad.
  • Seeing your child take their first steps.
  • Witnessing the uninhibited joy when your child starts dancing to their favorite song.
  • You'll develop an inner strength that you didn't know existed.
  • Read aloud time.
  • The fun of letting your kids go “swimming” in the bathtub.
  • Seeing their style develop as they begin picking out their own clothes.
  • You'll love the joyful feeling when your children are playing well together.
  • Instead of hiding from them to eat chocolate, you can sneak it together.
  • You'll find the most intense peaceful feeling when you watch your kids chasing fireflies on warm summer evenings.
  • You'll find such bliss when you witness the joy on their face when they learn how to do something new.
  • Finding each stage to be a precious part of your child's lifelong journey.
  • Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.” ― Howard W. Hunter
  • You will develop incredible skills in efficiency.
  • The overwhelming joy of seeing your child's unique personality begins to take shape.
  • Your heart grows bigger than you ever imagined.
  • Most likely, your cooking skills will improve tremendously.
  • You'll experience such refreshment when you play tea party with your children.
  • You'll love when you hear “Good morning, mama.”
  • Knowing another person so well that you can identify who walks into the room by the pitter patter of their footsteps is an awesome, almost magical skill.
  • Anticipating new life when you feel a babe move within.
  • You'll find such a pleasant wash of joy that comes over you when you see those chunky baby thighs.
  • You'll feel both immense concerns, and great peace, knowing that you will be the one they will want when they don't feel well.
  • You'll be enthralled by their creativity when they play.
  • You'll develop both a comforting and terrifying feeling knowing that you have the power to influence them more than any other person in the world.
  • Finding freedom in the realization that every mom parents differently and that's totally normal!
  • Witnessing the pure, innocence, or childhood.
  • You'll learn more about forgiveness for watching children together than you'll ever learn in an adult world.
  • You'll feel the true delight of watching them overcome something they had previously feared.
  • Because you get to read amazing books to them like Goodnight Moon.
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  • You will love being a mom because you'll develop superhuman powers to see, hear, and know what's going on behind your back, or in another room. Well, not really but sometimes it will feel like that and your kids will start to think your magical.
  • You'll develop the patience of Job as you wait, endlessly, for them to do it themselves.
  • You will gain amazing skills in being the world's biggest cheerleader to your children.
  • You are developing skills in so many fields, you're a nurse, a psychologist, a cook, a librarian, a negotiator and many more..
  • You'll love finding joy in the simplest of things, like a dandelion bouquet from the hands of your sweet little child.
  • The thrill that comes from knowing you get to be the tickle monster.
  • Listening to your child's giggles and laughter for no particular reason is the most delightful experience you can have.
  • You'll learn that being humiliated is an emotion you can control by choosing to not be humiliated when your child does something embarrassing.
  • You'll learn to love every single time they crawl up into your lap because you'll start to realize that one day they won't anymore.
  • You'll love being a mom because they'll teach you something new every day.
  • Because you'll be able to dance in the rain with your kids and no one will think you are strange.
  • You get to build forts and tents with the furniture and blankets and have ‘fort day' with your kids.
  • Being a mom means that every day you'll get to see the world through the eyes of wonder.
  • You get to pass along traditions from one generation to the next means you are building a lasting family legacy.
  • You'll love being a mom because one day you'll get to be a grandma to their kids.
  • Knowing that every day you matter to the life and well-being of another person is both a huge responsibility but also a great honor.
  • There is an entire day dedicated to celebrating your role in the world.
  • Because your kids will think you are the coolest mom ever when you get them a monthly subscription to a STEM Club that comes in the mail, but you KNOW they are learning so it's totally worth it.
  • You get to experience the joy of wonder during holidays through the eyes of your child.
  • You can read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie together while eating cookies.
  • Being a mom means getting to see your own mom become a grandma.
  • Because you'll be reminded of your own childhood when you watch them play.
  • You get to give your parents someone to spoil.
  • Because your parents will love spoiling your children.
  • You get to experience watching your favorite childhood TV shows through the eyes of your kids.
  • Being a mom means you will have someone to take a walk with you any time of the day.
  • You'll have a reason to learn about their interests in ballet, football, or soccer.
  • You'll have an entirely new appreciation for your own mom.
  • The loving bond that exists between a mom and her children lasts even longer than her own life, they will carry that bond, love, and connection long after you are gone and even pass it down to the generations to come.

Talk to me in the comments, please:

What is your reason (s) to love being a mom? 

Be sure to visit the rest of the iHomeschool Network's blog posts to see the 101 Reasons posts they came up with.

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