Mom’s Speak – What changed the most for you after having children?

I wrote yesterday about a new endeavor that I am pursuing here at my blog.

This will hopefully turn into a reoccurring series here at This Heart and I hope that you will join me.

I want to hear back from you and so do other mom’s!

Everything changes when you have children <—That is the understatement of the year. Everything more than changes when you have children. What you knew before them seems foreign, you can mostly only recall life after them. At least, this is how it appears.

For me, it was hard at first to pinpoint the one thing that I think went topsy-turvy the most after having children. It felt like it all collectively changed, but I think at the root of it, there all of a sudden became a lack of time. I love having time to laze around all day while vegging out and watching a movie. I love being able to take my time when I go to the store and browse through as many aisles as I choose. Doesn’t that sound nice? Any mother knows, it doesn’t stay like that once little ones come into play.

Now it’s hurrying through the stores before the children get bored or have a meltdown. If the television is on, it’s probably playing cartoons or Disney movies. And heaven forbid I turn it out – then I’m met with immediate requests to change from the news to Mickey Mouse or Little Einsteins. And don’t even get me started on all of the vegging and laying around that doesn’t happen any day of the week.

Yes, time has changed in more ways than one.

So how about you – what changed the most for you after you had your children?

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


16 thoughts on “Mom’s Speak – What changed the most for you after having children?

  1. Valerie says:

    Sleep and sex! Ha! Yep, my favorite two pastimes before kids have been dwindled down quite a bit. 😉 The way I’ve attempted to help (since both are important), is to go to bed early most nights, and be more open to spontinaity (sp?) with my husband. I was sort of predictable before and now I’m more flexible (read: we are intimate in other locations of the house, and other times of the day or night, etc) Sorry if any of that was TMI! 😛


  2. Zee says:

    Great post! For me, it’s of course, sleep deprivation (as with all other mums) and not being able to leisurely have my meals. Almost every mealtime is like a battle, having to feed my little one before I start on my food and having to keep her entertained while I eat!


    • ashleylecompte says:

      I totally agree with you about mealtime. 🙂 I am usually the last to sit down to our table and it drives me batty when my kiddos don’t eat easily and enthusiastically. For me, I just end up taking it personally when I just need to remember that they’re only kids. 🙂


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