Things That Have Made Me Cry Since Becoming a Mom: EVERYTHING.

Things I've Cried About Since Becoming a Mom
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I’ve always been a fairly emotional person. I can get worked up over things sometimes and it’s not terribly uncommon for me to cry when I’m sad or frustrated, but I wouldn’t say I’m over the top or anything and there are definitely plenty of people out there who are far more emotional than me.

BUT…ever since I became a mom, I feel like I cry over EVERYTHING.

In the early days I attributed this extra emotionality to the fact that I had some seriously cray postpartum hormones, so obviously that was it…or was it? Well, now I have a 13 month old and I’m realizing that this is basically just the new normal.

It’s not always sad things that make me cry. Sometimes happy things make me cry, which rarely/almost never happened B.K. (Before Kids). Usually it’s a result of some form of media.

Here are a few things that have made me cry recently:

*This YouTube video

*This one too

*Watching Downton Abbey. But that was obviously justifiable.

*This blog post by Natalie Holbrook on the end of breastfeeding.

*Seeing Fern climb down from the couch for the first time.

*This 13-year-old’s “newborn” photo shoot


Like I said…basically everything makes me cry these days. Am I the only one who has been turned soft by motherhood? What the heck?!


Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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