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10 Things I Enjoy About Motherhood

10 Things I Enjoy About Motherhood

The only thing that I clearly envisioned as a kid was growing up and having a child of my own. If you are a frequent reader, then you would probably already know this. Motherhood is something that I have always wanted in my life. It’s totally cool if you don’t want children and I sympathize with you if you struggle with infertility or have experienced loss. Fortunately, I didn’t experience either of these.

In honor of Mother’s Day (which is this Sunday), I figured that I wanted to write something about motherhood or parenting in general. I struggled for a bit to think of what to write about, not going to lie to you. Parenting is a sensitive topic to people for some reason and I always feel awkward coming on and being transparent about it. I never want to offend anyone but I write about these topics because I wish I could read them from others.

So, I have three daughters. Aubri was born in 2015, Everly was born in 2019, and Mia was born in 2021. I have been on this motherhood journey for a bit!

Raising My Three and Me presents… ten things I enjoy about motherhood.

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Okay, time to go back to the content!

I get to teach them:

Not only have I taught them how to walk and talk, but they are also homeschooled. Teaching my children is so important to me, one of my core values when it comes to my time here on Earth. I will do a whole post at some point about homeschooling, but until then, I just love being able to teach them and see them gradually learn new things. I’m watching Aubri gradually learn to write her letters, add and subtract, recognize words in order to learn how to read, learning about other topics, and her writing is getting better every single day.

I also get to see my middle learning how to talk more every single day (she’s two) and knows all of her colors and a lot more words than she did this time last year. The baby has also started to walk and babble, and it’s just so special that I get to teach my kids.

I get to create with them:

I love being creative with my kids, it’s one of my favorite activities to do with them. I love being able to bring out the coloring books and crayons to sit and color with them. I love to be able to watch them paint, draw, and bond with me as we use our imaginations to create something together.

Art and creativity run in my veins and it’s so important to care about the arts with my kids. I will never call creativity child’s play and fully support their creative journey!

I get to nurture them:

My parental decisions often have choices that create a “natural bond” between my children and me. This means that I have breastfed, co-slept, baby wore, homeschooled, stay home with them, and I do my best to react to their cries. It’s not my place or kind of person I am to judge another mother for her choices with her kids. But, one of my favorite things about motherhood is being able to say “I love my child and that is clear to her by how I treat her”.

I’m nowhere near a perfect mother, but I nurture them the best way that I can.

I get to grow with them:

Probably the biggest shock for me when I became a parent was that it would open my eyes to a lot of unhealed wounds from my childhood and pre-baby days. I had been running from my trauma and putting a wall up around me whenever someone got close. However, as a parent, this had to change because I realized that I was overreacting based on a situation that would trigger a painful, sometimes traumatic, belief from my own childhood.

Getting to heal alongside my little ones and showing them how important it is to keep learning, keep trying, and keep growing. And that is beautiful to me.

I get to guide them:

Through right and wrong, building a moral compass, and developing skills in emotional intelligence, empathy, and other great qualities to actually help them in their lives.

I don’t want to spend my days yelling at them to learn outdated systems that they are never going to use. I don’t want to get them to the end of their childhood days more confused about how to get through life. I don’t want to just be there for them when they’re little. I want to be there to guide them until they don’t want or need me anymore.

I get to play with them:

I really struggled with playing with my kids ever since my oldest was a young toddler. I struggled with keeping focused; chalk it up to being heavily exhausted and overwhelmed in our new place where our downstairs neighbors were an absolute nightmare.

Playing with kids has gotten so much easier lately since just shutting whatever I’m, doing and actually playing with them. This was incredibly helpful when I learned that kids are okay with small bursts of playing without any distractions than with hours of play with half-assing the engagement. This is not surprising to me as my kids enjoy ten minutes of playing Barbies or a few matches of Fortnite and go to bed that night feeling happy, seen, and loved.

I get to explore with them:

One of the things I enjoy about my role as a mother is being able to explore the world through the happy lens of a child. They’re optimistic, creative, and happy about seeing a butterfly, finding a cool rock, or picking blueberries; they don’t have to worry about the news, the pile of unpaid bills, or worrying about making ends meet.

I love being able to explore the world in a happier light. So, if the world feels a bit crazy to you right now, which it probably does, go find a cool rock!

I get to laugh with them:

Laughing is the greatest instantaneous cure to whatever ails you. If the pursuit of finding the coolest pebble doesn’t work for you, laughing with your kids will do the trick!

I personally love being able to “belly laugh” with my kids. From tickling them to making silly faces, to just acting crazy together, laughing with my children is one of my favorite things to do.

I get to raise them:

An obvious thing I love about motherhood is that I get to raise these three beautiful girls and have done so since they grew inside of my body. I get to watch their favorites develop, watch them reach milestones, and be there for them all the time.

Raising my kids is a challenging task, but I absolutely love it.

I get to be their mom:

One of my favorite things about motherhood is that I get to be a mother! Duh, right? Being a mother is the only thing I wanted out of my life and I’m beyond thankful that I have three beautiful, happy, and healthy little girls. I love them no matter what decisions they make for their future (hopefully good ones) and I’m truly happy that they were given to me by the universe to care for.

I hope you enjoyed this post about things that I enjoy about motherhood. I really liked thinking about this as motherhood has been a bit crazy lately. I’m beyond thankful for my daughter Aubri Triniti, Everly Rose, and Mia Esmerae. I hope that all of the mothers out there are feeling loved and appreciated and I’m sending love to those who are secretly struggling on this day.

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4 responses to “10 Things I Enjoy About Motherhood”

  1. This is such a lovely post. I also have three children. 2 girls and 1 nonbinary child (15, 4, and 1). Motherhood is challenging but there are so many moments that I enjoy also. Like our random dance parties. I’m doing homeschool preschool with 4 and I include 1 in activities. I hope you have a relaxing mother’s day.

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    • Thank you so much, Janera! It’s so challenging but I absolutely love it. I love doing random dance parties! I’m going to be doing a bit of homeschool with my middle this upcoming year as she’s turning 3! That’s so kind of you to share with me. Happy Mother’s Day!

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