PRIVACY- you will not be needing this anymore because as soon as you have a child, you will have an audience and cheerleaders. It’s the little things like going to the toilet that become public property- can’t shut the door or they scream or poke things under the door and will announce “mummy you stink!” (just like you do when they go potty) and “yay you did a poo!”

MEMORY- you will get amnesia the moment they are born. just try to remember what life was like before children and it will all be a blur.

MOUNTAIN- this word will never be used to describe scenery or paperwork again….ever. buy a big washing machine- think about what size you have now and then go four sizes bigger or maybe play it safe and just go five

WORD SCRAMBLE- will not be a game on your phone. this is what will happen when you are just trying to talk and names roll into one “so yesterday i saw johndaveben climb a tree” or during investigations “johndaveben who tipped rice bubbles in my bed/cat bowl/toilet?”

LAWYER- it doesn’t matter what your LBC (life before child) occupation was, because among your many jobs of being a taxi driver/teacher/nurse/critic/chef/cleaner/entertainer/actor, you will get a new degree in law and your best wins will always end in “because i said so!”


They don’t tell you that it’s the best thing that you’ll ever do and you will feel a new intense kind of love in the exact moment that their eyes meet yours for the very first time

Posted by mom94125, 3rd October 2014

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  • I loved this story. It is so truthful and so honest and it really happens!


  • I love this!! Just so true! No one can explain it properly until it just happens and you all of a sudden say, ohh that’s what they meant haha.


  • good nice story


  • LOL something to look forward to once bubba arrives! haha

    • yes you will love it! time goes fast though when you are raising children so enjoy it


  • I totally agree, I have been the most shocked by my fuzzy brain. I had heard people talk about mummy brain but I honestly didn’t think this would be me…how wrong I was…

    • yeah and i love how mummy brain happens at the most awkward times! like when people ask when my kids birthdays are and i can only remember the date that they were going to be born on and not their actual birth date….. and i’m there scratching my head and they’re like c’mon it’s not a stumper, it’s not like it’s an important date or anything….lol


  • Oh I did really enjoy this story, it had me smiling and chuckling, then at the end going arr lovingly. And I do agree with Heidi. Thank you for the :-)

    • thank you! i’m glad that you liked it! thank for reading!


  • thankyou HOPEFULLYHEIDI for your comment! you are so lovely to say that! i’m glad that you enjoyed the story. i was trying to think of more points but i was getting tired

    • Your writing style is really engaging and entertaining. Have you ever considered writing a piece to submit to mum for the chance to write pieces on here? It really kept my attention, and I think if a piece of writing can do that then you are good at what you do. I also loved another piece I read about 12 signs you need a girls night out. In all seriousness you ladies should submit your work. Some people have a natural inclination and gift for this sort of thing.

      • thankyou! i have always loved reading and writing. i am only a new mum member of about two weeks now so i don’t know all the workings of the website


  • This is the absolute truth! I love how humorous your post was, at the same time I thought about all those real life scenarios I had been in with my own son. The ending statement was so beautiful and is also spot on. I think motherhood not only mellowed me, but made me into a stronger, better, kinder and more loving person and taught me self sacrifice without even thinking about it. Great post. You write very well indeed.


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