30+ Signs You’re Officially A “Mom”

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
05/02/16

Sue Tsai PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHELLE DREWES

It’s the week leading up to Mother’s Day, which means celebrating all things maternal is where it’s at. To kick it all off, we thought we’d compile a just-for-fun list of 30+ signs that mark your official entrée into “mom-dom.” Got some to add? (Or refute?) We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

-A shower feels like a spa day.

-An actual spa day feels like a sabbatical.

-You love Amazon Prime. Like, sincerely, utterly love it.

-You daydream of sleep and naps more than anything else.

-Mondays are one of your favorite days of the week, because your kids go back to school/daycare.

-Cheddar bunnies and Cheerios are now a staple of your diet.

-You are well-versed in the bizarre YouTube “unboxing” videos.

-You’ve considered creating your own “unboxing” video series for the money.

-You feel like you need a vacation from your family “vacation.”

-You can’t stop rocking your body, even when your newborn is out of your arms.

-Your phone is your real “Brest Friend” (even after the breastfeeding days).

-You believe that Frozen and “Let It Go” have some sort of kid-crack laced through them.

-An exciting “date night” might consist of a Game of Thrones session on the couch.

-You love leggings. (Not ironically)

-You love Target.

-You love Trader Joe’s.

-You know all the words to the Thomas & Friends, Bubble Guppies, Paw Patrol, etc. theme songs.

-You know exactly what “mom boobs” means.

-You often liken yourself to Superwoman (either in your head or out loud).

-You no longer look at a firetruck or construction site without a twinge of enthusiasm.

-You use and love the library.

-You use and love public parks.

-You’ve at one time or another fallen into the rabbit hole that is BabyCenter’s community forums.

-Suddenly everything’s a “party”—dance party, pizza party, pancake party, potty party.

-Sometimes you feel like throwing your kid against a wall (totally normal, just don’t do it).

-You know at least three My Little Pony names. Same goes for Thomas & Friends.

-You give high-fives.

-You use the words “play date” and “screen time” more than you ever thought you would.

-Your weekends are centered around birthday parties.

-Your phone’s storage capacity is always maxed, but you still can’t bring yourself to delete those pictures of your kid blinking.

-Multitasking (as in pumping, answering emails, and brushing your teeth all at once) is a way of life.

-The idea of “practical” clothing now makes sense.

-The backseat of your car resembles a pig pen.

-Nothing makes you as giddy as those times when you find yourself work-free and child-free.

-You often catch yourself behaving like a total dork, for your kid’s sake.

-You are tremendously thankful for your fellow mom friends who just “get” you.

-You feel like you’ve just fallen in love. Daily.

Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!

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