What things in your life have you “lost” since becoming a mom? I didn't think I had changed my lifestyle all that much since having children until I actually sat down to make a list.
In my BC (Before Children) days I was a primary school teacher. Working everyday with some fabulous little people and some equally enjoyable adults. Days went by and going through the motions of planning, preparing, teaching and assessing were just part of my daily life. Yet I still managed to exercise, go out with my other half, and do all those leisurely things that couple do with their time. No here I am, without a paying job, with three small people to care for and yet can't fit all that in!
Here is my list of things that I used to take for granted…and that I've lost!
I am sure that there are more but I was surprised enough that once I actually gave it thought, there were so many! Some days, when the kids are being extra hard work, I do miss one or more of the items from the list.
But while making this list, I also made a list of things I have gained…and my decision? I wouldn't change a thing! And I have written another post about it. 🙂
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.