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Diary of a Mom | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

Diary of a Mom

Baby - did I used to take showers? When will she start talking? This is the hardest phase of parenting because there’s so much work.

Toddler - She’s talking! Tells me no sometimes! This is the hardest phase of parenting because there’s so much running. 

Preschooler - Now she talks back. Just when I think she’s ok, she’s tried something new or made a new mess.  She told me I’m the meanest mom on the planet cause I told kids no when I chaperoned her field trip. This is the hardest part of parenting because we juggle watching with letting her explore.

Elementary - Can she ever take a breathe when she’s talking? This is the hardest part of parenting because I’m driving her everywhere all the time.

Middle School – She talks to her friends but doesn’t like to talk to me. This is the hardest part of parenting because of her attitude.

Early High School – She tells me how wrong I am and how right she is on a daily basis. If I had known how hard this part of parenting was, I would have planned a different life path.

Later High School – Some bad days, some good days. I choose my battles. In just over a year, she’ll be in college. This is our last time together before she leaves. This is the hardest part of parenting because we have so much to do before she leaves home.

College - We left her at her dorm today. I cried. Will miss her and wouldn’t trade a minute of my life as mom. 

Well, wouldn’t trade most of the minutes of my life as mom.

My life as mom hasn’t ended. It just changed.

Maybe that’s why the Bible says “and so it came to pass” instead of “and so it came to stay…”


4 Responses to “Diary of a Mom”

  1. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli January 19, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Exactly! Each phase sucks and each phase rocks. Just differently.

  2. April January 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Loved it!

  3. dkzody January 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    And some day she will have a child which will make you a grandmother, the most wonderful thing in the world. The small child will drive your daughter crazy and you will feel that she is getting her come-uppance.

  4. ellimac22 January 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I can’t wait to be a mom too! :)

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