Things I never thought I could do before motherhood 

As I dropped the shampoo bottle and seen my little poking her head into the shower I realized my usual oh so relaxing 3 minute shower was going to be a 30 second shower. Who needs clean hair anyway?

Bing! Bang! Boom! The important stuff happened and the hair got a washing. I was in and out and managed to only have to pick up a box of q-tips and re roll half a roll of toilet paper. Success! Well, sort of.

This is the morning that started my day. Typical Thursday … minus that extra 2.5 minutes of anti insanity and properly shaved legs. It got me thinking, “I never would have been able to get that done prior to motherhood.”

A little list of things I noticed throughout the day & thought of that made me sit back this evening to write this post.

Starting with…

The impressively fast shower my typical showers or if I get to sneak in alone + prior to motherhood =time consuming and probably took away quite a bit of my morning ritual.

•>•>• which brings me to

Going so many days without washing my hair AKA DRY SHAMPOO on the reg🙋🏼

Function as a zombie lets face it everyone they call it mombie for a reason, moms you know exactly what it feels like but we get things done and we take care of business (pat on the back).

Eat a meal in minutes by meal I also mean a hard boiled egg tossed fully in my mouth as I do laundry -or- a sandwich hanging out of my mouth as barrel down the stairs and out the door.

Wear a top knot daily for days I always had my hair done and now I’m all about the bun (especially once that 3rd day of dry shampoo hits) it’s absolutely adorable anyways so I dig it.

Use the toilet so fast A split second and I am done, this one that shocks me still over and over again. ofcourse there are also those wonderful times where I have a guest sitting on my lap while I go. yes, I have had to pee with my baby on my lap!

Multitask the art of folding laundry while feeding a baby & brushing your teeth all at once.

Carrying every grocery bag at once...with a baby on your hip I feel like I have superhuman strength with the amount of things I can get up two flights of stairs while not dropping the baby or a bag. Woo woo! (Workout for the week)

AL a s t BUT no where close to least

Love another human being so much the most important thing I thought. I cut back on all of these things that use to be so essential to love my tiny little human being as much as I possibly can.
We make sacrifices but come on it’s not the end of the world. I’ll take a long shower again, I’m still clean. Dry shampoo does the trick ladies we all love it. These top knots are in right now and I know all of you can rock it.

The most important thing to me is that I make sure my daughter knows how much she is loved. Being attentive to her is my priority.


  1. September 9, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I know exactly how you feel! I would have never been able to do any of these things before being a mom. I also dry shampoo my hair many days in a row 🙂 haha

    • September 9, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      I love that it’s totally acceptable too! Thank you for agreeing LOL 🙂

  2. happywawa15
    September 9, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    I could barely carry the grocery basket around the store before baby. Now I think “why is it so light?!”. Mamas are pretty strong! Great post 😀

    • September 9, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Isn’t it unreal? I feel like a muscle mama but in reality I can’t do a push up, oops! Thanks for the love 🙂

  3. September 10, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I can relate to every single things you write here, during the first 1-2 years being with my daughter. She is now 4 yo so believe me when I say: It takes a few years, but there will be time that you can shower properly and style your hair again! Hang on there mommy, we know our priority. 🙂

    • September 10, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      I absolutely love this response! I enjoy every minute with her but do long for the days I can maybe look like a fully functioning woman more than once biweekly lol. Thank you mama.

      • September 10, 2016 / 2:41 pm

        I know! Isn’t it funny that our longing becomes very simple after we become mama’s? Enjoy your little one still, the time will come soon that you feel like more than only a mom. 🙂

        • September 10, 2016 / 4:44 pm

          Very simple. Funny you said that because I was thinking it. Thank you lady.❤️

  4. September 27, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I remember those days, and frankly, I still have them. I recommend showering with your baby. At least you can keep an eye on things, and you both get clean in the process.🛁

  5. October 25, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    So true, especially re using the bathroom while holding a baby in your lap!

    • October 25, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      I just giggled a little thinking about it! I’m sure before the day is over I’ll be in this situation!

    • December 28, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks love & the list keeps going 🙂

  6. January 28, 2017 / 7:17 am

    Dry shampoo all the way!🙋 Love this post!

    • January 29, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Dry shampoo is life! LOL thank you !!!

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