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Motherhood is…Simple Pleasures

Being a mom makes me so happy!  I find so much joy in the littlest things.  Listening to Joshua’s sweet voice and laughter can turn even the worst day into a good one.  Listening to my husband read stories to my son is the best.  Hearing “Good night Mama, I wuv you!” is the perfect ending to my day.

Mostly, I just find pleasure in doing simple things with Joshua.  Watching old Disney movies that I loved when I was little is my new Saturday night. 

Before kids Nathan and I spend the days prior to the weekend figuring out what our plans were for Friday and Saturday night. Now we are completely content to stay at home and just hang out as a family with our little guy. He is hilarious and smart and just watching him develop can keep me entertained for hours.

On the flip side to that, when I have a moment alone…a mommy moment of solitude I find so much pleasure in the simplest of acts. Taking a shower without wondering what my toddler is getting into is total relaxation. Going out to eat with my husband when our third wheel is at home is the best kind of Saturday night out! Going to the grocery store by myself is a big deal. Or just watching a tv show uninterrupted after Joshua has gone to bed is so nice. All of these things I didn’t think twice about before I was a mom I totally appreciate when I do get the chance to do them by myself.

The bottom line: my biggest pleasure comes from motherhood.

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