Being a parent, and more specifically a mother is hard. For most women the decision to have kids comes with the need to cut back on personal splurges, spend less time hanging out with friends, give up the quiet and organized living space, and at times, even put their professional careers to a halt. Yes the price to pay for deciding to bring kids into this world is high, but I would say from the depths of my heart that it is the best decision I have made in my entire life.
It may sound cliche, but being a parent is truly the most rewarding experience in the entire world. It may have its own share of downsides like sleep deprivation, stress, exhaustion, being in a constant state of worry, a messy home, and a regular pileup of laundry. I think its rewards are numerous and priceless though!
Oh the joy of hearing your baby say “mama” for the first time, seeing him take his first steps, watching him discover new things on his own, having an endless supply of warm hugs and sweet smiles and seeing him grow to become a kind and loving person.
If you have been experiencing a parenting downtime, reading this post, Kids Are Worth It! may help you out.