How To Be A Good Mom – The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

If you want to know how to be a good mom and enjoy motherhood more - every single second of it - understand that the days are long but the years are short.

If you want to know how to be a good mom and enjoy motherhood more - every single second of it - understand that the days are long but the years are short.




If you want to know how to be a good mom and enjoy motherhood more – every single second of it, you have come to the right place!




When your kids are young, you think people are crazy when they mention this quote.

The truth is back then just getting through one day on little sleep, with overtired kids and no breaks seems like the biggest effort.


You think you deserve a gold medal when you have all your kids asleep in bed at the same time.


You feel like all your efforts are in vain when your kids misbehave, don’t eat what you cook, come up with a new phobia, whine and complain or create an entirely different hurdle you need to jump over like an Olympic medallist.


Most days you trip and fall flat on your face.


But you get up again, because that’s what good mommies do – get up even when you feel sleep-deprived and stuck in the middle of a crazy cyclone.

In the beginning, a good day is when you find five minutes to have a shower or go to the toilet alone.

Or when your baby decides to have a night off from performing in her starring role during the witching hour (note: a crying baby is honestly the cruelest form of torture.)


It isn’t always terrible in the middle of that cyclone though.


They say that at the centre of the cyclone there is always a sense of calm.

And then suddenly the kids start school and the days and weeks begin to zip past.

They learn to read. They go on playdates where you don’t need to stay.

They outgrow clothes that were big only a few months before.


And before you know it, you see a mom walking down the street with a baby in her pram and you can’t even remember what it was like to be in those shoes.


It hits you like a punch in the gut.

You honestly can’t remember.

The years begin as a slow, quiet, sometimes snail-like stroll but as time goes on, they pick up a faster pace.

By the time your kids are in middle school it feels as if life is  in full sprint.


It’s too late to press pause or rewind – there is no turning back.


Your kids grow rapidly and by the time they hit high school, you feel the first hit of true panic.

It sinks in then –right down into the core of your bones – that at some point your kids will leave you behind.


But that’s our job is right? To prepare them for the world, to give them wings.


Except we aren’t ready for that flight just yet…We realize now we never, ever will be.

That invisible umbilical cord – you want to keep a tight grip on it.

You wish you could hide the scissors so it doesn’t ever get cut.

But your kids pull and pull at it until one day it snaps, just like that.

You can’t believe that your baby who is now as tall as you used to be a little human you could cradle comfortably in your arms.


Those early days now feel like a long ago distant dream.


I’m standing in the middle of that road right now, with a 13 and 11 year old.

Why is it that the future seems so close but the past seems super far away?

I now think they are lying when they say the days are long but the years are short.


The days are going now fast too.


When I try to hold onto these days they slip like sand through my fingertips.

We used to kick away this crappy sand and now it seems as precious as gold – we try to catch and collect whatever bits we can.

We would bottle it up if we could.


Can’t imagine this happening to you?


Let’s speak in a few years’ time…


How To Enjoy Every Second Of Motherhood?


Realize in a blink of an eye these days will be long and there will be nothing you can do to get them back.

Realize time is fleeting and life is fragile. 

Kids and adults grow older and then even older.

No-one lives forever.

Morbid but true.


This time you have with your child is PRECIOUS.


Treasure every single second of it – the good and bad – because this is it right now.

Life is not a dress rehearsal.

No matter what their age, your children need your love and attention now.



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