Why I Love Being A Parent


This week I am participating in Top 3 Thursday, a meme from Tamara and Elizabeth.

This week’s question is:

What are your Top 3 favorite things about being a parent?

3. Hugs and Kisses: There is nothing better than a slobbery kiss and a giant hug (except maybe one with just a little less saliva and maybe some clean hands would be nice). I think that once Jacob and Lucas can tell me that they love me that will rank up in my top three things, too.

2. Watching them grow up and learn new things: As a past preschool teacher I have known the satisfaction one gets when watching a child do something for the first time. It’s even greater when it’s something that I have taught them. Greater yet is watching your own child do something new. The pride that I feel when one of the boys do something new is overwhelming and I want to share it with everyone that will listen. If you are my twitter or facebook friend you know I was so proud of my toddler for going to the bathroom on the toilet because I announced it. Yes, I am THAT mom… I swore I would never be one of “those moms” but turns out I am!

1. “The feeling”: I’ve heard it said that no (humanly) love is greater than a mother’s love and that you can’t know how strong a mother’s love is until you are a mother yourself. No explanation here because if you are a mother you know the feeling I am talking about and if you aren’t a mom there are no words that I could use to describe this feeling!

So those are my top 3 reasons I love being a mom. If you have a post make sure to visit Elizabeth and Tamara and link up. If you do not have a blog I would love for you to leave a comment below telling me why you love being a parent. Regardless, feel free to leave me some comment love :)

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  1. Shauna says:

    Mother’s love is the BEST!!! Great Top Three- hope you’ll stop by my place :-)

  2. Haha, your comment about being excited when a child goes to the bathroom on the toilet made me laugh, because I am actually posting about that tomorrow! I FEEL you on the excitement!

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  3. I completely agree! It’s amazing the things we find so exciting- and potty training is definitely one of them. It was a good day when my son was potty-trained!

  4. You’re right about those slobbery kisses. I don’t know any other human beings that I would allow to slobber all over me while kissing. Not even sure I want hubby slobbering all over me! ;-)

    Thanks for playing our meme!


  5. Maria Duffy says:

    Beautiful post and perfect reasons for loving being a Mom. As a mother of four little ones, I totally agree with everything you say. There is nothing so wonderful as the conditional love they show us – they could certainly teach us adults a thing or two about that! Come and see what I think about my role as a Mom at http://www.writenowmom.wordpress.com.

    Maria x

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