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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  1. 13/01/2017 / 11:27 AM

    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.

  2. 13/01/2017 / 11:34 AM

    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

  3. 13/01/2017 / 12:20 PM

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

  4. Dani
    13/01/2017 / 12:50 PM

    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

  5. 13/01/2017 / 1:19 PM

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

  6. 13/01/2017 / 3:27 PM

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

  7. 13/01/2017 / 3:34 PM

    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!).

  8. 13/01/2017 / 8:31 PM

    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

    • 13/01/2017 / 8:34 PM

      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 🙂

  9. 13/01/2017 / 9:09 PM

    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.

  10. tinyfootsteps2015
    13/01/2017 / 9:28 PM

    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

  11. 13/01/2017 / 9:29 PM

    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

  12. 13/01/2017 / 9:41 PM

    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

  13. 14/01/2017 / 10:35 AM

    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

  14. 14/01/2017 / 3:27 PM

    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

  15. nicol
    15/01/2017 / 12:03 PM

    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

  16. 15/01/2017 / 3:03 PM

    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

  17. 15/01/2017 / 10:13 PM

    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?

  18. Candice Nikeia
    16/01/2017 / 12:02 AM

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

  19. 16/01/2017 / 12:14 PM

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

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