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Life Goals, Then + Now: How Motherhood Changes Things

my very first mirror pic. ever.

I’ve been a mother for a decade now. Don’t I sound old? Well, I started young and it has worked out in so many ways. I feel like it was the path given to me for a reason and I am blessed with so much. However, things didn’t always go as planned. I never thought that I would start my family so young. I never knew I would be writing for Babble but wow, am I glad that was in the plan for me. I never imagined having five kids. If you’d asked me about kids 11 years ago, I would have been shocked at the thought of anyone wanting five kids. But that is the thing about motherhood — it changes you, for the better.The other day when I was laid up from my surgery and I was thinking back over all my life goals before I was a mom. And I thought about how things have changed. How I never imagined myself where I am now. I never imagined being a writer even though I always loved it. I never imagined working from home. I never ever imagined I would marry young and in ten years have five children. But it’s life. I am blessed with the ups and downs and the roller coaster rides it has thrown at me. I thought it would be fun to look back over just how my life goals have changed — then and now — and how motherhood really does change plans.

Bye Bye Malibu!

Before kids — I wanted to move to California, and have a cute little bungalow over looking Malibu. Now — I would probably be a paranoid mess to have water in my back yard. I am to scared with the swimming pools we bring out over the summer. So I’ve settled with the nice suburbia neighborhood.

Before kids — My Sunday goal was to rest + refresh myself before the next week. This consisted of watching E! All day, in my pajamas. Now — I’m lucky to be able to sit on Sundays! Now my goal  is making sure everything for the week is together for school, dinner for the week, and I wish I had time to refresh!

Before kids – I wanted to be a fashion designer. The runway show was planned in my head for years, the never-ending sketches, the fashion magazines I would die for every month. It was all about fashion and getting a job in the field. Now — I’ve created my own successful business and I still have some goals but, for now, my littles wardrobe is the fashion I look forward too. And a new pair of heels – because hey – the park is our runway these days! And who says I can’t wear heels on a walk.

my new favorite booties

Before kids – I didn’t want kids. My goal was to focus on my career and drive around in my BMW coupe. Looks like I settled for a mini-van. Now — my goal everyday is to make it through the day without temper tantrums, sibling  rivalry, and getting a chance to put on make-up and making sure I don’t forget to make anyone’s lunch. Or run out of coffee.

How has being a Mom changed your life goals?

See all of Casi’s Babble post here, check her out on Spearmint BabyThe Party Dress, The Little Style File  and Rags to StitchesWant more? Get to know 25 things about Casi. Read more from Casi & the cupcake team on cupcakeMAG + cupcakeMAG Littles. Check out Casi’s lifestyle blog where she gives readers a glimpse into her personal life + behind the scenes of all the chaos, cupcake + co. For more updates, follow Casi on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest!

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