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10 Ways Motherhood has Changed Me

By Katie |

I always knew that becoming a parent would change my life. How could it not? I would no longer be able to sleep through a night, showers would be rapid races to finish before a baby awoke and my house would be filled with diapers. All those things happened, but they were the least significant changes. Motherhood changed my daily schedule, but it also changed a lot of other traits and habits of mine.

I don’t know if I’d say that I’m better or worse than I was before the baby, but I am undoubtedly changed. I feel different, I react differently to every day situations. It’s as though my personality has shifted since this tiny person became a part of my life. It may not be as evident to those around me, but these are the top 10 ways that I know motherhood has changed me.

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How Motherhood has Changed My Life

Homeopathic Remedies

I am a skeptic. I trust scientific remedies and Western medicine. It's a flaw in my character. But since having the baby I have voluntarily taken multiple herbs and homeopathic remedies for my milk supply and for some horrific headaches that have shown up again since giving birth. I guess motherhood has made me willing to try more things than I was before, especially if they're gentler on my body.

How did motherhood change you?

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Katie is a former teacher, part-time PT, wife, and first-time mother to the baby with the best ears on the Internet. You can find more of her grammatically questionable writing at her blog, Overflowing Brain. Read bio and latest posts → Read Katie's latest posts →

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One thought on “10 Ways Motherhood has Changed Me

  1. Tragic Sandwich says:

    Lovely! I know that I was amazed to discover how immediately I became fiercely protective of Baguette. I’m not surprised that it happened, just at how sudden it was.

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