30 Ways You Know You’re A Mom

In the five plus years I’ve had the privilege of being a mom, I’ve learned a lot.  Being a mom is a hard, hard job.  You are everything to your kids: doctor, therapist, chauffeur, confidant, friend, judge, cuddler, comforter, maid, cook – and the list goes on!

So how do you know when you’ve entered “mom status?”

You know you’re a mom when…

  1. Having an audience while you use the bathroom is the norm
  2. Going to the store without the kids is a vacation
  3. You sit in the car for another 10-15 minutes after your “store vacation” before you go back into the house
  4. A glass of wine a night (or two) is needed
  5. You randomly find pacifiers, toys, hair ties and socks in your purse
  6. You haven’t napped in years… like the really good naps
  7. You need coffee to survive
  8. You can hear the slightest noise your kid makes while you’re in the middle of your deepest sleep
  9. Baby wipes are the solution for spills, stains, cleaning your iPad screen ect.
  10. You’ve hidden while eating sweets just to not share
  11. The ABC’s are not only for learning purposes, but you use the song to teach your kids how long they should wash their hands
  12. You wake up and find children in your bed
  13. Bodily fluids no longer gross you out (when coming from your kids)
  14. You never leave the house without snacks
  15. You care about them more than yourself
  16. You have the ability to brush your teeth, wash your face, get dressed, and put makeup on in 5 minutes
  17. You talk about your kids 80% of the time you’re out with your mom friends and/or your husband
  18. You catch yourself watching the Disney Channel after the kids have gone to bed
  19. You have kid selfies on your cellphone – most of which their heads are half cut off
  20. You say things your parents said
  21. You constantly wonder if you’re doing a good job
  22. You find yourself negotiating with a toddler 
  23. You make up stories just so they eat, sleep and poop
  24. Nothing sounds better than a date night or girl’s night out 
  25. You cry at every mom/kid related commercial
  26. You can experience the greatest joy and biggest headache at the same time
  27.  You can change a diaper in the dark in 10 seconds flat
  28. You know the songs to every Disney/PBS show
  29. Your iPad screen has finger prints and traces of food caked on the screen
  30. You love your kids more than anything in the world
What are some ways you know you’re officially a mom?  Did I miss any?  I think this list could go one and on!
Happy Thursday!

Thoughts for Thursday

The Deliberate Mom

20 thoughts on “30 Ways You Know You’re A Mom

  1. I agree with Biana about submitting this to Buzzfeed, its great!! I never really had a good idea about what it was like to be a mom until my older sister asked me to come to L.A. for two weeks to help her with my nieces. Even though it was only 2 weeks, it was the most eye-opening experience of my life. I've never worked so hard in my life. I have SO much respect and admiration for moms now. You are all amazing. You kids are so cute too and I'm sure that you're an amazing mom too!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. i may be throwing myself under the bus here, but what about wiping boogers in random places when a tissue / garbage is nowhere in sight. like today…i wiped my daughter's booger on the inside of her pant leg. mom fail? no shame in my game.


  3. Love it!! I have sadly hidden and eaten the last cupcake before. In my defense I have 3 kids it's only fair, bc it couldn't be split 3 ways lol. I also sat and watched Maleficent the other night even though the boys fell asleep about ten min into the movie. xo


  4. I have no idea how I missed this post!! I can relate to everyone of these! Perfect list. Baby wipes are my new all purpose house cleaner. Apple juice on the floor or dust on the bookshelves- just grab a wipe. We make up a lot of songs in our house to get stuff done.


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