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How Having My Children Has Changed Me

How Having My Children Has Changed Me. I thought I would write something a little different.So what makes me the person that I am today? My children of course. Would I be who I am today without them? 100% no. They have changed me so much for the better as a person, a daughter and a wife. They have also massively changed the way I view the world that they will old in. Decisions I thought I wouldn’t have made before becoming a mum have altered.

My mummy skills came into play at the age of 23. A young mum by some standards. It was so odd being the first of all my friends to have a baby, they went clubbing, out for drinks after work, I changed nappies and mopped up sick. Would I change any of that? Most definitely not. Don’t get me wrong I still had a social life just not the same as before, nor did I crave it as much. My priorities had changed. So as you guessed by the #bigfamily I didn’t stop at 1 child, by the age of 27 I was blessed with another 2 little munchkins my pink princesses, I now refer to them as my big’s.

Fast forward a few years to me turning 35, Lucas my little gem arrived. Such a caring little munchkin with long surfer dude hair, he captures everyone’s hearts that he meets.

16 months later and probably the biggest shock of all, I found out I was pregnant with my twins. What a massive but amazing  shock, 3 under 16 months, but as us mums do, I just got on with it. Mason & Logan are identical bundles of fun. Constantly on the go, so cuddly but yet full of mischief.

I have learnt so much about myself being a parent. My tolerance levels have changed so much, I can survive on little sleep, material items don’t hold as much value.  Family is what matters, learning together, laughing together, sharing special moments, wiping the tears after a bad day and making it all right with a tight hug.

Have you changed much as a person since having your children, or do you view the world differently now that you have matured and grown?

Lynne xx

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34 Comments

  • Reply elizabethdoren2

    Oh my goodness me too. I shrugged off the parenting will change you before kids and now i’m like you have no idea. I love this – best to you and your family.

    13th January 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Louise

    Honestly Lynne when I read this it warms my heart. My cousin has five children and now is a grandma to 8 children. The love that family have for each other is amazing. They are so close and always help each other out, lots of warm wishes to your budding family X

    13th January 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Milly Youngman

    I have no children yet but I can only imagine how much they change your life! Family is so important.

    13th January 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Dani

    My little sister is about to become a mum for the first time at age 23 and I am so excited for her.
    As I am not a mother myself yet, I cannot wait to become an auntie 🙂

    Dani x

    13th January 2017 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’m not a mother but can imagine how much your life and priority change once you become a mum x

    13th January 2017 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Leanne Cornelius (@CorneliusBlog)

    I agree it definitely changes you. I also have a new found respect for my own mother.

    13th January 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    Wow I am impressed that you have 6 kids, you are an inspiration. x

    13th January 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply adventuresofmummyandme

    I agree parenthood definitely changes you. I don’t think you realise until after you’ve become a parent yourself just how much things will change. For me, I’ve noticed I have a lot more patience than I did before, and I also deal with mess a lot better (I used to be such a clean freak!).

    13th January 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply hann182014

    For me it’s the complete opposite. I’ve never wanted kids, not even from a young age and i still have no desire to have kids either. People are like – oh you will, when you find the right person. I’m tired of hearing it I guess being a parent, isn’t for everyone and i just wish that this stupid society that insists on glorifying motherhood would just stop it. If you are happy and you feel it has changed you, then that is a good thing for you

    13th January 2017 at 8:31 pm
    • Reply A Day In The Life Of A Mum Of 6

      I totally agree I have friends and family who haven’t wanted children either. They have amazingly fulfilled lives, it’s your life your choices 🙂

      13th January 2017 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I view the world differently now as I have grown and matured, as I think we all tend to do. Things that seem so desperately important in your youth lose their importance as you grow to learn what is most important to you, and usually it is not partying with your friends or what possessions you own. It is the relationships you have and the love that you give to others that is truly important.

    13th January 2017 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply tinyfootsteps2015

    This is such a lovely post. I felt like I had no real direction in my life before I had children. No idea who I wanted to be or what I wanted to ‘do’. But now I know it’s being a mum. Toughest thing I’ve ever done but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    13th January 2017 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Babies and Beauty

    Oh wow three under 16m, what a star. Though I’m certain when they’re all grown up they will be SO thankful to have each other.

    Emily xxx

    13th January 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply evenangelsfall89

    I was reading this and thinking ah like me when it got to 27 with 3 kids… and then you had 3 more! I don’t think I could cope if I had any more, go you! Definitely does change you for the better when you become a mum x

    13th January 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply dearmummyblog

    My mummy has changed so much since having me -she’s grown in confidence and trusts her instincts more. She’s also happier too x

    14th January 2017 at 10:35 am
  • Reply sistersistersecrets

    I love this post!

    14th January 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Melissa ? (@fruity_flamingo)

    Totally agree, I am a mum of 3 myself and I would say I have matured more now I am a mum

    14th January 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Planet Jodie

    I’m not a mum but can imagine it really changes you. You have something to love and someone else to be responsible for. It changes your priorities, goals and decisions. My mum used to say she felt softer after having me and wasn’t as daring as she had been x

    14th January 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply nicol

    this was a lovely read. its beautiful how motherhood changes you. I’m not a mother but I’m always learning so much about myself. maturing at the same time

    15th January 2017 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    It is great how having a family has shown you that materialism has little value and that family is what is important. Lovely read x

    15th January 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    We all change when we have children and hopefully for the better. I only have 3 and really struggle especially with all the homework and tutors . How on earth do you cope with 6?

    15th January 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Candice Nikeia

    This is so sweet! I am excited to have my own family someday and have the same mommy feelings you have!

    16th January 2017 at 12:02 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    They are certainly life enhancing. I’ve definitely changed since becoming a mum.

    16th January 2017 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Harriet from Toby & Roo

    I really think having children has changed me for the good too, I love being a mum 🙂

    16th January 2017 at 12:14 pm
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