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Weekend Contest: What Do You Love About Being A Mom?

16 July 2010 89 Comments

There has a been a lot of recent press about the hardships of parenthood. Yes, being a mom or dad is not always a walk in the park, but the rewards are incredible. A simple baby laugh, a toddler giggle, or even the content sigh of a newborn seems to wash away the debris from the most challenging of days.

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89 Comments »

  • Mel1010 said:

    I love waking up to my boy just smiling and so happy to see me! It is so rewarding

  • Mel1010 said:

    I liked

  • Kate Petro said:

    I love the simple things…like my kids running from their playset this morning cause there’s a “swamp” nest on it (aka wasp nest)! :) And I love the newness of everything through their eyes…as I write my 16month old has found my purse and is going through it with just this look of wonder on her face…it’s priceless! Yes, it’s hard most of the time but staying consistent and laying the foundation is the best thing you can do for your kids! I wouldn’t trade it for anything…even though I have been changing diapers for about the last 5 1/2 years!! (3 kids!!) :)

  • Kate Petro said:

    I liked! :)

  • Sarah Martin said:

    I love the sweet hugs, kisses and snuggles from my 5 kids. I also love it when they tell you I love you completely out of the blue.

  • Sarah Martin said:

    I liked on facebook

  • Samantha Ballinger said:

    I love that no matter how hard or what a rough day it was, at the end of the day that smile and kiss at bedtime makes it all worthwhile.

  • Samantha Ballinger said:

    I liked on facebook.

  • Keri Urquhart said:

    i love everything about being a mom… i agree with other people its the simple things…. but most of all i love watching her learn new things… so amazing!!!

  • Keri Urquhart said:

    i liked :)

  • Keri Urquhart said:

    i liked :) and i shared on fb

  • Jaren Taubert said:

    I love to just spend time wit my son. Just the simple things we take for granted. Its great when he holds my finger so he can walk or he say mamamamama gogogogogogo when he wants something. He just smiles knowing I’m goin to do what he wants or get him his cup (cuz we couldn’t live without that).

  • pollyann patterson said:

    what i love about being a mom is its a presous and its mine and nobody can take it from me unless god see other wise but the most is hearing the cooing and watching them crawl for the first time and walk for the first time and being able to take care of it when it needs me its kike i know what wrong with it and calm it down being a mother is the greatest gift you could ever get and you need them like they need you and like i said i would do it over again children are from god and he gives them to you for a reason to change something in your life or something mine has changed my whole world they are twin and healthy as can be and the best i love them with all i have and then some. thanks pollyann

  • Elizabeth Keller said:

    Each hardship comes with an equal and opposite joy that leaves me feeling amazed and blessed. Those wonderful moments are even more precious when a temper tantrum arrives!

  • Elizabeth Keller said:

    Shared on FB

  • brittany b said:

    being a mom is not easy especially when it comes to the late fussy nights and the bright and early mornings. although it doesnt compare when it comes to seeing that beautiful little face light up whether it be a real big smile or a tiny little grin. it makes my whole day brighter. Becoming a mom teaches you alot of new things. my daughter has changed my life and being a young mom isnt want i expected but it was a blessing i was given because God knew i could handle it and i could be a great mom and he wont put on your shoulders more than you can handle! shes a great little girl and so happy all the time and i couldnt ask for a more perfect child.

  • Elizabeth Keller said:

    I liked on FB

  • Amy Szeto said:

    I love the honesty and sincerity of my toddler. The “I love you THIS much Mommy (said with arms stretched out wide)” that comes at the most random of times makes my day. I have such a sweet and tender child that I can’t wait to see him bond with his baby brother who will be here in a matter of weeks!

  • Amy Szeto said:

    Clicked like and shared on facebook

  • Courtney said:

    I love my baby’s smiles. Somehow one little grin from him lights up my world. Everything is alright when I’m able to snuggle my baby and have him smiling back at me. That’s my favorite thing about being a mom.

  • Courtney said:

    I “liked” this post.

  • Michelle said:

    I love how my daughter’s face lights up every time I walk in the room!

  • Michelle said:

    I shared this on Facebook!

  • Jen Northrup said:

    This morning both kids were climbing on me, one 5yo and one almost 9 months. They both snuggled under my chin. That is what I love – the unexpected little moments when you can really take a good look at what life has become.

  • patricia kolb said:

    i love knowing that my son loves me unconditionally and I love the way he calls for mommy and gives me hugs and kisses. His smile makes it all worthwhile

  • Jen Northrup said:

    I liked!

  • Megan said:

    I love when my baby snuggles up to me when she’s getting sleepy. So sweet!
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  • Megan said:

    I clicked Like!
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  • Lindsey said:

    No matter how stressful life can get or how tired I am or how I feel like the house chores and wife duties are just going to crash in on me the most amazing feeling in the entire world is when my son who is 9mo. see’s me walk in the room and everytime no matter how long i was gone for even if it was 5 seconds for a bathroom break he gets this huge smile on his face that is unlike any smile i have ever seen in my life and I know he is smiling because he just saw his mommy :-)

  • Lindsey Savalli said:

    I posted as just Lindsey befrore right above this but I am commenting to say I liked it on Facebook !!

  • Anna said:

    I love watching my 3 year old son dote on his new baby sister.

  • Anna said:

    Clicked like on facebook.

  • Crissy said:

    I liked the post, shared it on Facebook, and emailed.

    What I like best about being a mom is how amazing our daughter is. We’re foster parents and she’s one of seven we’ve had in our home.

  • Leslie said:

    At our church, there is nursery for 18 month to 3 year olds during Sunday School. My husband and I would RUSH to be the one (have literally raced each other down the hall) to pick up our child because nothing beat the way their face lights up when they first see you.

  • Julie A. said:

    One of the MANY things I LOVE about being a mom is that I can be a total goof ball around my son and he thinks I am the best thing ever:) And another one that sticks out in my head is that I can be having a hard day, but when I watch my son play with his toys and see how happy he is with life, it is so uplifting. Children truly are a blessing!!

  • Julie A. said:

    I ‘Like’ this on facebook!
    Julie A.

  • Hanh Nguyen said:

    I love waking up to my son’s smiling face!

    I liked on Facebook & I sent an email.

  • Kat H said:

    I work as a 911 Operator. Its a stressfull job. But now that I am a mom, all it takes is a hug from my baby girl to erase all the memories of the bad calls. That makes all the struggles of being a mom worth it. Thank you, Baby Alice!

  • Melissa Lopez-Jackson said:

    The thing I love the most about being a mom is waking up to my 3-year old son and my baby daughter’s smiles… It’s like having your heart out of your chest and holding it on your hands. I just want to hold on to it forever and never let go. Being a mom is the most difficult job in the world but it’s also the most rewarding. My babies are worth every struggle because they’re the most prized possesion that God has given me!

  • Kristie Mendez said:

    I love hearing my 6 year old tell me she loves me and when she hugs me out of nowhere, and I love seeing my 5 month old give me smile after smile, and hearing her laugh. I also like to see my baby smile at her big sister and wonder how their relationship will be when they’re older.

  • Kristie Mendez said:

    Forgot to post that I liked and shared this on facebook.

  • Amanda Martinez said:

    I liked

  • Amanda Martinez said:

    I shared on facebook

  • Amanda Martinez said:

    I love everything about being a mom, but mostly I love seeing the happiness and joy that my little one brings into the lives of everyone around her. It amazes me still how that little tiny baby brings light to my life and joy to my heart. Being her mommy is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the most rewarding.

  • Katy said:

    Being a mom is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me! It is so amazing to see my 5 month old grow and learn everyday. It warms my heart to see her give me that big smile that only I can get. I love waking up every morning to my daughter giving me huge grins and wanting her mom it makes my day so much more rewarding!

  • Katy said:

    I liked on FB!

  • Katy said:

    I also shared on FB! :)

  • amyb said:

    I love the belly laughs, gummy smiles, chubby arms wrapped tightly around you, and even the middle of the night cuddles. I love that having him in my life has made us laugh everday, our hearts have grown, and our days are brighter. Because of him we found smiles in times of tears, and watching him grow is a journey that goes too fast! He has made me a better person, and shown me what unconditional love is all about.

  • Kaylin said:

    I “liked” this contest!

  • Sarah N said:

    I love reading stories to my daughter and having her participate in reading the book. I love snuggling with her before her naps! I love teaching her new things. And I love hearing her talk!

  • Sarah N said:

    I liked on facebook!

  • Kaylin said:

    I love when my daughter wakes up and asks for me, and then when I enter her room she starts blowing me kisses!

  • Brie said:

    Morning hugs. My son hasn’t seen me all night s I get a great big hug with pats on the back and everything. I doubt it will last forever though, since he is only 16 months old, he doesn’t realize that mom is embarrassing him yet.

  • Ashley P said:

    I love watching my baby boy grow and change. I love it because it brings my joy to see him learn and experience new things, and at the same time sentimental about how it used to be.

  • Ashley P said:

    I like it!

  • Abby Sandbach said:

    I love going into my daughter’s room in the morning and seeing her light up with a huge smile on her face. I love the look on her face when she realizes she can do something like walk for the first time. I even love no sleep because that means I’m in the rocking chair with my daughter in my arms. I have never experienced anything as peaceful as that in all my life.

  • Karen said:

    I love the cuddles and smiles and giggles!!

  • Karen said:

    I “liked” this!

  • Taylor P said:

    I love everything about being a Dad, even the stinky diapers.

  • julie l said:

    what is not to like?? i love everything! mostly, feeling blessed to have my 3.

  • Corinne Reese said:

    My favorite thing is randomly being tackled by my 2 year old and kissed all over! She does it out of the middle of nowhere a few times a day. I realize when she hasn’t done it in a while, and I miss it. Looking at that little face that looks so much like my husband I can forget the 5 am wakeups, and the little dramas that come with every day of being a pregnant mom of a 2 year old!

  • Corinne Reese said:

    Shared on FB as well!

  • Meghan M said:

    I love the way my 2.5 month old daughter’s smiles make all the hard days and sleepless nights all worth it. She is my whole world and continues to brighten the life of everyone around.

  • Meghan M said:

    i liked it too

  • Patty P said:

    My little boy is turning two soon. I love all of the little changes that he makes every day, and the new words that he learns and uses!

  • Patty P said:

    I “liked”

  • Toni said:

    I love the smile and yell I get when I pick him up after work, and when he gives me “kisses”.

  • Toni said:

    I “like” on FB.

  • Jaren Taubert said:

    I clicked like also on fb

  • Cathy Eleftheriadis said:

    HI!
    I am an Almost-Mom!!!! I will be adopting a baby and could not be more thrilled!!!! What I love most about my impending motherhood: knowing that there is a child out there just waiting for my husband and me to make them part of a family! I love that I will be able to let them know how loved they are and how special they are, and that I will get to show them all of the beauty and wonderful things in the world! I just can’t wait! :)

  • Cathy Eleftheriadis said:

    I also clicked ‘LIKE” :)

  • Heather Smith said:

    I have been a mom for 18 years… I have four ranging from 18 to 1. Even on the roughest days of being a stay at home mom with two young children at home… a simple grin and I love you… or baby boy asking me for “mommy love” makes it all worth while. It’s amazing when you think about it, WE are their entire world! WE make everything all better… I love being a mommy :O).

  • Amanda S. said:

    I love being a mom cause theres never a dull moment and each day is different, fun and full of hugs and kisses. What a boring life I had before my two kiddos! haha…

  • Amanda S. said:

    I clicked ‘like’! :)

  • Rayna said:

    I like sharing activities with our sons that my husband and I did when we were little. I’ve especially enjoyed taking them to our local zoo.

  • Corrie R said:

    It IS hard being a Mom, but watching my little man learn to crawl and babble and the smiles and laughs just for me make it all worth while.

  • Amanda said:

    I love that everyday with your baby is a new adventure! You never know what you will be doing that with them. Also, no matter what kind of day you have with them the smile on their face when they sleep is the most precious thing in the world!! I love being a mom, couldn’t think of a better job in the whole world!

  • Amanda said:

    I like!

  • Siobhan Dobson said:

    One of my favorite things is a night like I had last night. All three kids are bathed and in their pjs. They all have that wonderful clean kid/baby smell. We all pile into my bed and listen while Daddy tells a story. Little stuff like that just makes the hard stuff so much easier.

  • Siobhan Dobson said:

    I liked this on facebook!

  • Heather said:

    There are too many individual characteristics of being a mom that I enjoy daily. My son will be two in August. Here are a few of them: The early morning snuggle after he wakes up, the giggles, watching him run (priceless), listening to him talk and try to express himself, listening to him breathing while he sleeps, the sheer joy he gets out of watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and doing the “Hot Dog Dance,” and simply watching him grow. I know parenting is a challenge at times but with all these amazing things to experience I wouldn’t call it a “hardship” as I’ve heard it called so much recently.

  • Ashley Zacharia said:

    I liked and shared on facebook!

  • Cortney Palmatier said:

    I love to hear the giggles and see their smiling faces in the morning! Their lives are so precious and fragile

  • Cortney Palmatier said:

    I “liked”

  • Adrienne Dollyhigh said:

    I’m looking forward to being a mom, just haven’t got there yet.

  • Allison Browne said:

    What I love most about being a mom…is the way that my heart absolutely MELTS each and EVERY time that my daughter (23 months old) says “I lul looo” (I love you), or from the sheer joy she gets from spinning with daddy. I also love when she spontaneously starts to sing some of her favorite tunes:) Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or the Itzy Bitsy Spider, and listening to her “read” a story in a way that she remembers it being told…these are all some of the most amazing and satisfying treats from motherhood.

  • Allison Browne said:

    I liked you on FB!

  • Becky said:

    I love coming home from my part time job to see him stop playing and coming crawling at me full speed laughing. It makes everything okay :)

  • Jamie said:

    What I like & LOVE about being a mother is knowing I put my all into it. I know I’m doing my very best at raising my child. Just knowing my child is safe & healthy is rewarding enough.

    I “liked”

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