Motherhood- All love begins and ends here. – Robert Browning. Motherhood teaches us many new things every day. It makes you a whole new individual and it’s like exploring yourself again. I am a mommy of a teen and a tween. I realised that motherhood teaches something new with every phase. Having a baby changes your life but having a teen also changes it. Every phase has its own challenges. I am sharing the lessons I learned as a mom.
Every day is a new learning with both my girls.
- Stay calm and positive. I used to get panicked very easily. Even a small issue related to my girls used to make me stressed and panicky. But I realised as a parent if you panic, your child gets restless and panics too. I can say, I learned to stay calm as a mother. Motherhood taught me to be positive and smile.
- Strength – Motherhood teaches us how strong we are. Carrying a child for 9 months and giving birth is our biggest strength. Another strength is – Our love for our kids. I never knew that we can love somebody like this until I had my girls. Motherhood also teaches us to be strong.
- Role model- Being a mommy, you are a role model for your kids. I realised that they look up to you for everything. I learned a lesson (little late) – kids follow all our footsteps, so, it’s important to be a good role model for them.
- Expect the unexpected. I realised one thing from motherhood- There will be good days and there will be not so good days. Some days you will feel everything is like a breeze and the next day it will be like a hurricane. Be prepared for anything in life. 🙂
- Nothing is small- There are so many things which we don’t see as important. But for our kids, those small things matter a lot. For example, a small hug or a kiss make our sad kids really happy and of course, we also like it when they give us a hug or kiss us. So, small things in life also matter a lot.
I believe that I am still work in progress and still learning every day. It is an on-going process.
These are my lessons I learned as a mom.
As a mom, what are the life lessons you learned?
February 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm
The role model thing is a lot of pressure. It’s something I am learning .That and staying calm Both takes a lot of work.Lovely post Deepa.We are learning from you too.
February 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm
Yes its not easy being a mom. We need to keep ourselves updated on everything but its all worth it. Thanks Amrita 🙂
February 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Oh yes, parenting is a continuous learning process. It is a journey that parents take together with their children, learning each day from each experience and striving to be better along the way. Expect the unexpected is my favourite and I get a pretty good dose of that 🙂
February 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Expect the unexpected is my favourite too. Thanks a lot Shilpa for stopping by 🙂
February 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm
This is so great, I like posts like these being a first time mommy and the time goes so fast! So much to learn so I always try to savour all these great moments. Motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
February 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm
There will be so many moments to cherish along the way. Keep enjoying motherhood. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
February 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm
It can be so tough to remain a role model and still want to be a friend. Parenting is hard! 😉
February 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm
Oh yes..its not easy but its fun..Thanks Scott for reading 🙂
February 21, 2017 at 9:25 am
Yes, nothing is small. The hug, a kiss or a blow has the power to do miracles with little children. Wounds heal, sadness gets shooed away and happiness doubles. The strength part is also true since motherhood makes us do many things which were we could not have thought of before. 5 lessons learnt being a mom was a nice prompt. I enjoyed put.ting together my own.
February 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm
Yes motherhood changes us completely. Glad you liked the prompt. Thanks for writing with us. 🙂
February 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Very smartly you carry & deal with kids much appreciated.Thanks for sharing your secrets
February 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm
Thanks a lot Bushra for your kind words. 🙂
February 22, 2017 at 11:45 am
Learnings are many but my biggest challenge is to watch my words when my Toddler is around. There are many times he ask me to calm down using his own sweet expressions. I am growing too. Happy to linkup.
February 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm
I know its really hard sometimes t think and speak. As I said we are all work in progress. Thanks Upasna 🙂
February 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Being a mom is always a learning process. I agree with you that a small hug does wonders for kids. They look up to us for every small thing because they think we have the solution to every problem. And most importantly we feel strong.
February 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Yes Geethica..kids learn a lot from us and we learn from them. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
February 22, 2017 at 5:28 pm
Yes I would say being a Mommy is the toughest yet most fulfilling job in the whole wide world. More power to you Mommy Deepa?
February 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Thanks a lot Natasha 🙂
February 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Expect the unexpected so true… motherhood has taught me not to get a mini heart attack everytime Insee world upside down.
Role model… absolutely, “preach what you pray” so true and best advise as mother. Loved it Deepa 🙂
February 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Thanks a lot Dipika..glad you liked it 🙂
February 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm
Yes! So true, being a strong role model is extremely important for the children
February 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Thanks a lot Neha 🙂
February 24, 2017 at 10:47 am
All of us are work in progress Deepa 🙂 I completely resonate with being a role model, the kid observe much before they learn to act!
February 24, 2017 at 11:59 am
Agree.Thanks a lot Nidhi 🙂
February 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm
This is the real Mommy journey so well articulated by you Deepa. The last one is what endears to me the most- these little things is what we sometimes ignore but mean the world to them and indulging in these makes us realize how right they were!
February 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm
Yes Akshata..even as small thing makes a big difference to our kids. Thanks a lot for writing for #MMM and stopping by here 🙂
February 26, 2017 at 5:43 am
These lessons are hard to learn, but they are good lessons. Being a mom is hard and stressful but also very joyful. Being a role model is probably key too
February 26, 2017 at 10:23 am
February 26, 2017 at 11:57 am
Such great points. & you need to hold on to these as they get older. Its a big learning experience in my opinion.
February 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Yes Marisa..Thanks a lot for stopping by 🙂
February 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm
Great post. Those are thing I think almost have learned, being calm is number one on the list for a reason, lol!
February 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm
Yeah..We have to stay calm even if its difficult. Thanks Keoshia ..glad you liked it 🙂
February 27, 2017 at 2:28 am
I’m not a mom but I think being a role model gives you a lot of pressure in any role you do! Try to give your best shot how much it is possible for you but don’t over-stressed yourself in becoming the perfect!
February 27, 2017 at 8:39 am
Yes..stress can make things worse. Its important to enjoy. Thanks Ana 🙂
February 27, 2017 at 4:38 am
I’m sure that these are such great tips for Mommas out there. I’ve been told by Friends who are parents that staying calm is a big one.
February 27, 2017 at 8:41 am
Thanks a lot Ellie 🙂
February 28, 2017 at 12:08 am
I really like the point where you say nothing is small. I think this was huge during my childhood in hindsight. Small isn’t something kids think about – they value every moment and I can say the same for my upbringing. Great tips as I’m planning to be a first time mom in a year or so <3
February 28, 2017 at 8:20 am
Wish you all the best Kristina for motherhood. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it 🙂
May 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm
These are some very helpful tips Deepa. Mothering is a ongoing process and we learn something new every day.. How to answer their never ending questions without losing my cool is something on which i am working.
May 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm
Thanks Minakshi 🙂