Motherhood is a journey full of emotions, love, laughter, joy, getting hurt, learning new things. It is also the most rewarding journey with rewards in pure love, hugs, and kisses. Every mom has her own journey and a different story.
Both my daughters were born in the US and my mother in law came to help me after delivery. My elder one was born little premature and she was born just after a week of my mother-in-law’s arrival. She was a great help in the initial time after the birth of both my daughters. But, it was tough for me once she went back home.
As we were staying away from home, I and my husband raised them up alone. Although I loved each and every moment of my parenting journey, I won’t say it was completely easy. It was actually like a roller coaster ride with its own ups and downs.
If I ever get a chance to redo things, I will never change anything. But there are things which I would definitely want to do differently.
- Travelled more– We love travelling and travelled a lot when both my daughters were small. Now they are both in higher grades with a lot of pressure of studies. I wish we could have travelled little more when they were small. So, moms with little kids plan a lot of trips while they are small. 🙂
- Little more videos- When my younger one was just 4 months old, we moved back to India from the US. Initial few days were chaotic and very busy as it was a big change. As we were settling down, I didn’t get time to click too many pictures or make videos of my little ones. I wish there were more videos of the first year of my younger one.
- Relax and enjoy- As I didn’t have my parents or in-laws nearby to guide me, I used to be a panicky mom. I used to get overwhelmed with everything. If today I meet my younger mother self, I would give her a big hug and ask her to calm down and enjoy each moment.
Travel or no travel, videos, pictures or no pictures, I would not change it for anything as it is the most beautiful journey. It was like experiencing my own childhood again through my girl’s eyes.
I am sure we all learn along the way but when I look at my daughters now, I feel proud of both of them and myself too. 🙂
What do you think moms? Would you like to change anything or do anything differently from your parenting journey?
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