amazing ways parenting changes you

A New Respect for Mom
“Strange as it may sound, one overpowering new feeling I had when I had my first child was, ‘Wow, so this is how much my mom loves me!’ My love for my own child was so visceral, it made me appreciate my own mom so much more.”

Your See the Big Picture
“You become much more patient. Not just with day-to day-things, but with your future. Before kids, we would see something we wanted to buy, and we had to have it. Now, we’re learning the joys of taking our time, saving up, and budgeting for the really important things in life, like college funds and 401(k)s. Makes you find the joy and see that all the material things that run the lives of most people really mean nothing at all.”

Baby Makes Your Day
“Hmm, let me count the ways life changes after a kid: no sex, no sleep, no alone time; anxiety about whether or not I’m a good parent; and did I mention no sleep? But most important, leaving work on time so I can see that bubbly face light up when I walk in the door. At that exact moment I realize that I must be doing something right.”