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What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorë Phillips Apr 23. 15 Replies

Hi Mamas!  Just published a post this morning - The Biggest Surprise about Being a Mom.  Would love to hear what the biggest…Continue

Free Ice Cream Cone at Ben and Jerry's

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For my fellow mamas with a sweet tooth, today is free cone day at Ben and Jerry's.  Don't miss out!http://www.benjerry.com/Continue

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Hey Fellow Bloggers!I'm a newly minted stay-at-home-mom of one and just launched my blog Swaddled in Seattle on Saturday.  My goal is to…Continue

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Lorë Phillips replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"My biggest surprise about being a mom was how tiring it is. ....it still is; I never knew that this level of fatigue was possible."
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Katie Logue replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"One of the biggest surprises about becoming a Mom for me was the sheer strength, will,force, and all consuming, unconditional love that unleashed itself upon the birth of my son. Before having my son, I thought myself a fairly modern, progressive,…"
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Mumsy and Bub replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"Personally, there are times when I surprise myself every once in a while for doing things I didn't know I had time for such as being able to do my own pedicure or facial. It's a matter of balancing your time."
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Fazeela replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"I'm in love with someone else. I ditched my first love SLEEEEEP."
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Romi Ghosh replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"the biggest surprise for me was how, as a mom, I had absolutely no time for myself"
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Jacqueline Root replied to Carol K.'s discussion 'What was your biggest surprise about being a mom?'
"The biggest surprise was finding out that I could love my babies soo much. It is a different kind of love and its soo big that you can't even imagine not having that feeling in your heart. Being able to function on such little sleep as well.…"
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"hi there, i tried to check but seems your site is not up and running? let me know so i can check it out. thanks http://maryanngarson.com"
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"You can find me @bybackpacker for photos of my travels with the family - who said parenthood slows you down? :-) https://www.instagram.com/bybackpacker/"
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California – A Very Merry Accidental Christmas Card Photo Shoot at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Starting out the day it was not our intention to have a Christmas card photo shoot.  I was only hoping to take advantage of the recently rare sunny weather and Alexi just wanted to test out his new camera.  The fact we all chose to wear red was a result of the chilly temperatures rather than a conscience effort.  Continue reading at http://www.backyardbackpacker.com/?p=955 for the rest of the story and more beautiful pictures.…See More
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California – A Very Merry Accidental Christmas Card Photo Shoot at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Starting out the day it was not our intention to have a Christmas card photo shoot.  I was only hoping to take advantage of the recently rare sunny weather and Alexi just wanted to test out his new camera.  The fact we all chose to wear red was a result of the chilly temperatures rather than a conscience effort.  

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At 4:13am on April 23, 2015, Mel Of Bacchus said…

Hey Carol, thank your for your friendship, I'm on my way to your blog now!

At 9:53am on April 17, 2015, Amy Ngai said…

Welcome Carol. Wanted to say hello and let you know that the End of the Week Confessions Link-Up is live. Link-Up your favourite family friendly post and get it shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Hope to see you there! http://www.confessionsofaninjamom.com/confessions-link-up/end-of-the-week-confessions-link-up-party-2/

At 3:50pm on April 13, 2015, Ashley Owen said…

Welcome Carol!

 
 
 

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