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Signs You're a Mom

You Know You're a Mom When . . .

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There are certain things only mothers can understand. From the feeling of holding your child for the first time to screaming with joy at a peepee in the potty, some moments are only experienced through motherhood.

In our BabyCenter Community, members have long listed their ending to the sentence, "You know you're a mom when."

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In honor of all the moms out there in the trenches of motherhood, those wiping heinys, changing diapers, folding clothes, wiping tears, holding babies, and sending little ones to time out, this is for you.

You know you're a mom when . . .

  • . . . your perfume is Eau de Baby Food.
  • . . . you know closing a door silently is an art form.
  • . . . you realize you're talking about poop in public. Again.
  • . . . you realize the kids have been in bed for an hour and you're still watching cartoons.
  • . . . shopping alone feels like a vacation.
  • . . . you reheat your coffee three times and still don't get to drink it.
  • . . . you've experienced stroller envy.
  • . . . you've found something you lost in the toilet.
  • . . . silence makes you nervous.
  • . . . nothing feels better than a long shower. Alone.
  • . . . you fold laundry during your "free time."
  • . . . you believe doorbell ringing at nap time is unforgivable.
  • . . . you wish every store had a drive-through.
  • . . . you have 100 Cheerios and 50 raisins at the bottom of your purse.
  • . . . the gift doesn't matter, only the little person behind it.

What would you add to our list? You know you're a mom when . . .

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lindseyslone1369075671 lindseyslone1369075671 2 years
You can get a booger out of their nose like a boss..lol, you can sing along to all the children's songs, you know the words to all the books, and if someone so much looks at your child the wrong way (or you think they are) your ready to throw down lol.
LeannePearce LeannePearce 2 years
You can't remember if you last brushed your hair yesterday...or the day before. Your toddler pats your hairy leg and says 'kitty' Your reflexes improve drastically from catching flown objects, dropped cups and other launched projectiles Your 'clean' clothes are just the ones that are the least ratty/soiled You find yourself humming the most obnoxious children's song you know when out with friends because it's been stuck in your head for days (and if your friends are Moms they join in!) You automatically add an irritated 'please' to the end of any request missing it even if the asker isn't a child You instantly forget how irritated you were with your child the second they give you a bright smile or do something adorable
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