Friday, June 3, 2011

4 Lessons From Motherhood That Changed My Life

When I stepped into the wonderful world of motherhood I did not know what to expect. All I knew is that I had to adapt fast if I wanted to be the wonderful mother my child deserved. I have to admit though before Princess S. came into my life I had some pretty bad habits. However I realized that those habits were something that I did not want her to pick up. So I set out to change my ways and be the best mother I could be and boy let me tell you motherhood kicked me in the butt a couple of times. Nevertheless I have learned so much along the way.

Here are 4 lessons that I have learned that really changed my life...

1) Take Responsibility: As a mother you are no longer only responsible for yourself. You have a child to be responsible for. You have to make sure that everything is on point and stay on top of things to make sure your child is okay. By no means is anyone asked to be perfect but this is your child so you must do everything you can to make sure they are well taken care of.

2) Change Your Attitude: Before Princess S. came into my life I had a bad attitude. I always thought that I did not have to please anyone so no one else mattered. I did not care if people wanted to be my friend. I just stayed in my own lane. I had a attitude of selfishness. However when Princess S. was born I decided to live life by the golden principle "treat others like you want to be treated". This has come a long way because I have raised a very respectful child.

3) Always Speak Proper English: Children copy everything and most of all they repeat everything they hear. Since I was a fluent slang speaker I had to change that fast. I did not want Princess S. going to school saying "Yo, come over here" to the other children. Just like I taught her, her ABC's I had to teach her the proper English language. She's still learning by the way.

4) Handle Situations In A Positive Manner: Have you ever had a bad moment? A moment when everything just went wrong? I can not even begin to count how many bad moments I have had. You just want to scream and go crazy. However with a child around you have to opt to handle things in a positive manner. You want to show them that if you stay calm things will get better much faster. This was hard for me but I learned to breathe in and out and let God handle it.

So many lessons learned but these are the ones that really changed the way I act and think. What are some lessons that you have learned as a mother that has changed your life?


  1. Great post. I don't think you are alone here. I think a lot of mmoms and dads have had to make changes once they had kids. I know I did!

  2. I didn't spend a lot of time around kids before I had them, so having kids really changed my life too. I also find myself adapting in ways that can help my children. For example, I've always been shy, but I go out of my comfort zone to talk to the parents of my kids' friends.

    Thank you for sharing what motherhood has taught you. I don't think anyone is ever prepared for how much parenting changes you.

  3. Thanks for sharing Yes there is a lot of lesson u have to learn when u have children. Teach them in the way they should grow and they will never depart! When u are a single parent u have to be there everything while keep yourself together! Parent hood is the best thing that happen to me and I wouldn't change for the world!

  4. Great post! I agree that you have to change a lot after having kids. New follower from MBC, look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  5. So glad that you are taking the 31 day challenge with me! Part of the reason I love leading the group so much is I just love meeting new ladies and reading their wonderful stories! what a great list! love the last one!!
    waving, your hostess,
    shelley :)


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