18 Things That Happen When You Become a Mom

Very cute and pretty accurate list of things that happen when you become a mom. Number 14 is dead on, I swear my purse has become anything, but mine. Number 15, I don’t agree with, my kids have always had great manners(it’s true, people tell me all the time!) 🙂

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Who is this person taking over your body? It’s the new you — that’s who. Parenthood will change anybody in funny, wild and wonderful ways. Here are 18 things that happen.

1. You call everyone under four feet tall “sweetheart” or “sweetie.”

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2. You rarely get to have all of your desert to yourself. Everyone wants a bite.

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3. You swear you’re not scatterbrained … and then you realize you walked out the door wearing your leggings inside out and tried to unlock your car with a pacifier.

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photo credit: Joshua Ganderson via flickr

4. Something will inevitably break. Something important like your great-great grandmother’s 18th-century tea set.

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photo credit: Matt Reinbold via flickr 

5. You’ve learned how to turn the most simple and cheap things (like a plain ol’ bucket of water) into hours of afternoon fun.

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photo credit: Mike Knapp via flickr

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Working Summer MOM | Cute Beltz

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Schools out, what’s the plan?

I am a working mother, so I do not have the luxury of taking the summer off and frolic at the beach!  So, when my children are out of school I have to plan accordingly.  I have found that it is great to have grandparents, friends and summer camp!

Things to Do With the Kids in the Summer

If you are fortunate enough to have parents that are giddy about spending the summer with their grandchildren, by all means ship them off!  I am fortunate to have a mom, who has finally decided to retire (we will see how long that last) that LOVES her grandchildren to pieces, so it is no problem to send them to stay with her for a few weeks.  Over the years, as my children get older it is has been a true blessing.  Momma’s need breaks too!

Do you have friends that will pick up your kids and keep them???  My friends who have the summer off have always been a huge help.  With many of my friends, they are like “family” so, it’s always been easy.  Now, I don’t dump my kids with them all the time that just wouldn’t be right!  BUT, if they are willing, I’m not turning them down.   Hey, it is always great to have a friend that is willing to scoop your kids up for the day.

Camps are AWESOME!! In my town we have great camps and fortunately they are economical family friendly, at the moment.  I know as time goes on, my children will want to participate in more specialized camps, but until then, off to the town camp they go!

So, what’s your plan for the summer?  Grandparents house, dependable friends, camp or a combination of all three?

This year our summer life is a combination of all three, grandma, friends and camp.  So, here’s to another working mom’s awesome summer adventure!

 

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Mom Must – Haves, What Are Yours? | Cute Beltz

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I saw this today and thought it was very close to the must – haves this mom needs in her life.  A few things I would add:

11. A great lip gloss and eye concealer(love Laura Mercier), to make me look fresh! Who want’s to see my bags, LOL

12. A great pair of jeans in multiple stock.

13. Wrinkle free shirts

I probably could add a few more things, but I want to know what are your mom must – haves?

Have a great weekend  –Cute Beltz

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Happy Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love, pampering and joy! – Cute Beltz

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Mom’s Home Office Is Everyone’s Office | Cute Beltz

One day, I will have a room to myself! I must put it out in the world-wide web universe because me just thinking it, is not working.  I run my business, Cute Beltz from my home, so I have a home office.  Well, I can say it is a home office but somehow everyone’s stuff keeps ending up in my “home office“.  I can say, nicely to my kids, “this is mommy’s office, your toys do not belong in here,” that is what every other room in the house is for! But it goes in one ear and out the other.  My husband, is good for asking me to sew something for him because I have a sewing machine, so it is invevitable that I will walk into my office and there will be a pair of pants staring me in the face on my work table, with a note, could you please…blah..blah..blah!!  Sometimes it would be nice to walk into my own space and feel like it’s mine.

One day, I will have MY OWN SPACE!! So, I thought I would put it out on the world-wide web and maybe some good favor would return to me, will see!

Here’s to MOM’s Sanctuaries! – Cute Beltz

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