You Know You’re a Mom When…


All we moms have that moment when we realize we’ve actually arrived at true motherhood. 

Here are some examples of those moments:

  • Something blurts out of your mouth, and you go, “Oh, crap, I am my mother.”
  • Feeling every range of emotion on any given day is the norm.
  • Being tuned into every little noise (or absence of noise!) is second-nature.
  • You only have Minions and Shopkins bandages in the medicine cabinet.

  • You can’t find those FIVE MINUTES you used to harass your own mother about not finding… to shave your OWN legs!
  • Your biggest workout is bending down over and over to load and unload washers, dryers, and washing machines.
  • You make up your own curse words like, “Fudge buckets!”
  • Finding a date night with your significant other is the biggest deal in the whole world.
  • Having a surprise night where someone takes the kid(s) is like winning the lottery!!
  • It’s perfectly normal to let your kids do your hair with twenty-five braids and every color of hair tie/bow, then go out in public without even looking in the mirror (all while wearing a CMB Queen City Mom tee… 😉).
  • Feeling the most intense and all-consuming love you’ve ever experienced when you glance down at a sleeping, angelic face you helped create – that’s motherhood.

Crazy, infuriating, satisfying, challenging, amazing, wonderful, tumultuous, transcending, fulfilling… Enjoy every moment of being a mom, because times flies by too quickly.

What are your favorite moments of being a mom?  When did you have your “Oh, boy, I really am a mom” moment for the first time?  That realization can be amusing or terrifying!  Embrace all of it!

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I was born in New York and lived in several states before settling down in my favorite city of all time - Cincinnati! I have an interracial family that consists of my amazing and talented husband (Derek) and our beautiful, silly daughter (Adilyn {2009}). I work full-time in Human Resources in addition to owning the Cincinnati, Dayton, & Louisville Mom Collectives, write and illustrate children's books (search "Courtney Jayne Snow" on Amazon), love to volunteer, and am a registered and certified nutritional consultant (RNC/CNC). I still do my best to be the best mom and wife I can be! I love art museums, the theatre, the zoo, reading, and Cincinnati parks. I'm a foodie and always love trying new places to eat. I hope other moms find either enlightenment or humor from my posts!


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