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8 Things I Took For Granted Before I Became a Mom

By Devan McGuinness |

I absolutely LOVE being a Mom. A wish I had forever and one I am so thankful that I was able to fulfill.  There is no way that I would change my life now or wish away some of the choices we made as far as becoming a Mom.

There are some things that now I realize I took for granted pre-kids. During these crazy moments in Motherhood I have times where I wish I could go back and tell ‘pre-kids me’ some secrets about the future. It’s funny how your perception on life and living changes when you become a parent — hindsight is 20/20, right?

Click through for 8 things I realize now I took for granted before becoming a Mom:

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What I Miss About Pre-Motherhood

Being Able To Have ME Time

Then: Before I had kids I was able to just be with myself whenever I wanted. I never took advantage of that though thinking I was happier around other people.
Now: I would love to have some alone ME time.
Photo Credit: Accustomed Chaos

:: Is there anything you miss from pre-kid days or anything you realize you took for granted? ::

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle website byDevan. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “8 Things I Took For Granted Before I Became a Mom

  1. Tanya says:

    -Waking up on my own
    -Eating/drinking hot food/beverages
    -meeting friends for drinks
    -doing nothing
    -doing things that “I” love to do
    -a clean house
    -window shopping/going to the store for no particular reason then to look.

  2. Cassidy says:

    Being able to just get up and go…. but nooo not now when i want to run to the corner store i have to grab my 2 year old put his shoes on, put him in the carseat, get to the store,,,, take him out and then try to keep him away from everything….

    dressing up!!! i hardley have time to cleam let alone straighten my hair and do my make up… and you can forget about getting my hair and nails done.

    staying in bed untill i wake up…. sometimes i wish sooo much that i can just lay in bed smoke my ciggerete and just get up when im ready…. but now i have to jump up change diaper change his clothes… make him breakfast and he is not a cereal baby he wants a hot breakfast,,, then i can have a smoke with my coffee lol

  3. crystal says:

    The ability to have an uninterrupted conversation.
    Privacy of any kind.
    Anything spur of the moment.
    & most of all… SLEEPING!

  4. says:

    I posted on this topic recently:

    Basically, waking up on my own instead of being jerked from sleep!

    And that, my friends, is only the beginning…. :) )

  5. says:

    Superb blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

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