You Know You’re A Mom When (Add Your Own!)…

  • The sounds of your favorite music coming from the speakers of your laptop are competing with (yet another) rousing rendition of “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” coming from your child’s bouncer (or playmat, or crib mobile)
  • In the middle of a day of errands your kid gets hungry so you find yourself huddled in the backseat of your car in the Wal-Mart parking lot feeding her a bottle (or breastfeeding) so she won’t have a meltdown in the store.
  • You think to yourself, “What’s that smell?” only to realize that oh yes, it’s you.. Because you haven’t showered in two days.
  • Also, you have a perpetual odor about you – I call it Eau Du Spit Up.
  • You feel hungry, look at the clock, see it’s 3:00 PM and realize you still haven’t eaten even once yet.
  • After a few days of worryingly “solid” poop, your baby’s diaper is back to it’s old “mustard-yellow-peanut-butter” look… And you cheer when you see it.
  • You ask your spouse, “Does she feel hot?” eight times a day.
  • You worry if she sneezes.
  • You worry if she breaths too loudly.
  • You worry when she stops breathing loudly.
  • You have mastered typing on the computer, taking a phone call, and feeding your baby all at once (baby in lap propped on arm, phone propped on shoulder, bottle held up by chin).
  • You stalk your baby with a camera and will sit there for 20 minutes waiting to catch a smile on film.
  • For an overnight visit, you pack approximately half the baby items you own.
  • When you put your child in a new outfit you have to take at least ten pictures of them in it.
  • Every day you wake up with a smile because you can’t wait to see what that little one has in store for you.

What do you think, mommies? Add your other “You Know You’re A Mom When…” comments!


  1. You know you're a mom when the conversation at the dinner table turns to vomit, poop, who swallowed what or something bloody and it doesn't even phase you.

  2. Per your request….you know you're a mom when you wake up with a pacifier in your hair! HA! And I can relate to so many of those on your list!!! Too funny!

  3. Michelle says:

    ..when you hear phantom crying 12 times a day. …when it takes twice as long to leave the house as it takes to do whatever it is you are going to be doing…when you get 5 hours of sleep and start bragging about what a good night it was.

  4. i love this!You know you are a mom when you are at work and 6 hour into the day you look down and realize you have had baby poo on your pants all day hahahaha happened to me Friday

  5. Christine says:

    Well, now that my babies are grown, my "you know you're a mom when…" has changed a bit.

    I can go from happy-go-lucky to a Mama Bear GRRR, in a second flat.

    I also always want to feed my kids…even though 2 are out of the house…as soon as they show up, I'm all "Are you hungry…want me to fix you something?" And even on the phone I ask if they've eaten and blah, blah, blah. I can't help it:)

  6. You know you're a mom when…You think of Anthony as "The Cute Wiggle".

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