10 Things I Never Knew I Was Capable Of Doing, After Kids

I am sure we have all thought about life before our precious little ones. I remember being SO fit and healthy! I remember having energy like no other. But, I also remember a HUGE void in my life, because I wanted little ones!

After children, I never knew I was capable of certain things. I have listed 10 Things I Never Knew I Was Capable Of Doing, After Kids:

 10 Things I Never Knew I Was Capable Of Doing, After Kids

1.) Never knew I could contortion my body so cleverly, whilst getting out of bed, trying hard not to make a single sound so I don’t wake the littles sleeping with me. I have gotten good at this one!

2.) Never knew that I could nurse my child, while writing a blog post, tending to two other kids and eating dinner AT THE SAME TIME.

3.) Never thought I could get a decent nights sleep, crumpled in a corner of the bed that is no bigger than half my torso, because my other THREE kids are laying sideways or upside down in my bed sleeping.

4.) Never knew I had it in me to be a short line cook and cook up things I NEVER would have thought tasted good together, but actually taste awesome

5.) Never knew how frustrated and upset a tiny baby (or bigger kid), could make me feel and in that same instant, MELT my heart completely..

6.) Never knew changing a huge blowout diaper and getting pieces of it on my hands, would not gross me out in the least.

7.) Never knew taking kids to the grocery store with you would be SO trying and hard. Little hands reaching for EVERYTHING that looked pretty or would taste good.

8.) Never knew how much ‘mommy guilt’ a mommy could have, because you feel like you could always be doing MORE for them, when really, they are OK.

9.) I never knew the exhaustion a mother could have, after a day with her kids

10.) Last but not least, I never knew the UNCONDITIONAL love that I feel EVERY DAY of my life, now that I do have my babies. I would not trade ANYTHING for them or the feeling I have when they walk up to me and wrap their little arms around my neck and tell me they love me so much!! PRICELESS!

If you have children, what things have you learned from them?


  1. Lily Kwan says:

    Very interesting list, thanks for sharing!

  2. Kelly Greenwood says:

    I’m sure a lot of moms can relate to this article.

  3. These are so true I can relate to lack of bed space from little ones too

  4. Buddy Garrett says:

    We can relate to these posts and there are so many more that makes for great memories. Having children is the greatest reward.

  5. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Good for you! You are more multi-talented than you ever dreamed!

  6. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love this post. I can relate to some of these.

  7. kathy pease says:

    Yes motherhood is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs..Every single day seems to bring a new challenge..I so wish mine were little gain.

  8. sheila ressel says:

    So true! 6 & 7 are personal favorites of mine!

  9. Those are 10 amazing things, my kids are grown but I remember so much as if it was yesterday (the good and the bad). You are quite a multi tasker, I know I was, but not that much, I only had 2 with a four year age difference. Ironically now I still have the sleeping issues with my cats, my new generation of kids 🙂

  10. stephanie baker says:

    Amen, sister! I thought I was prepared to be a parent, but truth is you can’t prepare. Totally worth it, though.

  11. Jenny Moses says:

    It’s incredible what we can do as moms. I never believed it either!

  12. Jill Myrick says:

    I can definitely relate to all of these and they are oh so true.
    I never knew that I would be able to sit for hours just watching my children sleep and be so at peace.


  13. These are all great !!!I have to say I never knew that all the exhaustion, stress and sacrifice would be so worth it..Being a mommy is amazing !!

  14. Susan Smith says:

    I can relate to number 2. I have learned to multi task since becoming a Mom.

  15. D Johnson says:

    #4 is definitely true for me! I also don’t think I would have ever really appreciated how good a hot meal really is (when eaten hot) if I didn’t have kids.

  16. Barbara Montag says:

    Isn’t it something how strong we are – doing what we need to do.
    Life can be surprising.

  17. I never knew how worrisome children can be for parents

  18. My kids always find there way into bed with me

  19. paige chandler says:

    I bever knew how much I can love a baby!

  20. #10 is so very true for me! I never realized how much my kids and family would mean to me.

  21. June S. says:

    I like # 8, the ‘mommy guilt you will never even think twice about it especially in the later years when your children have grown into great adults.

  22. alena svetelska says:

    #6 it hapend to me a lot with 3 kids,funny stories;-)

  23. So very true! Brings back lots of memories…the unconditional love covers it all!

  24. Dana Langa says:

    It’s truly amazing to me the things that we are capable of doing with little ones around! Totally cute blog; I can relate and enjoyed reading!

  25. Sarah L says:

    I’ve never had kids but I can see all the things you’ve become capable of doing. Go Mama!

  26. Maryann D. says:

    It is amazing how we change after having children, I do relate to all that you wrote. I especially relate to number 10, “I never knew the UNCONDITIONAL love.” That feeling never goes away even as the children get older.

  27. Cynthia C says:

    You had me giggling because I can really relate. Mine are grown now, but you brought back happy memories.

  28. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I had to lol on the first one. I can so relate to that. And the Diaper messes yep who knew that kind of mess would not be horrifying.

  29. Robin Wilson says:

    My son is now 25 years old and though he is my only child there were still challenges similar to the ones you have here. So this list made me smile, chuckle and even have a little heartache because believe me I would do anything to have them again.

  30. Kristi Sorg says:

    I’m a mother to 9 great kids, I can SO relate to all of these

  31. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Try getting out of a waterbed without waking up a sleeping child! It’s not fun but is possible! LOL

  32. Number six is what scares me the most about having children. All my siblings have kids, but I can’t bring myself to want them yet.

  33. Tina Marie says:

    I’m tired just reading about your mothering abilities, LOL. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Karen Glatt says:

    WOW! You sure are a great Mom! I like all of the things that you can do while taking care of kids. I do not know how you can sleep all crumpled up with the kids. I have to have a big bed to move around in. Your a genius being able to do this. Also cooking food that is different and not knowing it would go together is awesome.

  35. Dana Rodriguez says:

    What a great post! I love #1 and #4 and HAHAHA at #6.You are a stronger woman than me 😉

  36. Cynthia R says:

    OH yes we have all expereinced the HUGE blow out diaper mess. Great list!

  37. Natalie F says:

    I can relate to all of these. Especially #5. Being a mom is so hard, but I love it too. Even in the challenging moments, I am thrilled to pieces to be blessed with these kiddos.

  38. Kelly Tupick says:

    This is a beautiful list and such a great idea. I think all moms should do this. I know that being a mom is not easy and this is rewarding. I too never knew i could feel so much love for another till i had my daughter.

  39. I can relate to most of this. #10 is my favorite


    I am young and do not have a child of my own, but i raised my niece since she was a newborn. So i can relate to almost all of these. Especially #10, she is 5 now, and still runs up to me every day, squeezes my neck so tight with her little arms, and tells me how much she loves me. When I put her to sleep, she almost always falls asleep on my arm, and 9x out of 10 i have to stay in that position out of fear that she’ll wake up once i move her head. haha. i would love to have a child of my own within the next few years. I adore kids.

  41. I just love this post and can relate to so many items on your list. Being is a mom is definitely tough, but it is also the best job ever!

  42. latanya says:

    I can agree with a lot of these especially with the kids in the bed. It is funny how you try to be as quiet as possible while getting out of the bed.

  43. shaunie says:

    Number 4 is my favorite. I too find myself for sure cooking things that I thought I would never eat . Like sweet potatoes and celery (maybe not extreme).

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