Motherhood is a special experience for every person who chooses to embark upon the journey.
I became a mother early in life, well before I thought I was strictly ready to and, as it turns out, it was precisely the right time for it to happen. I am forever grateful that my personal ambition didn’t get in the way of this life. That I didn’t let what I thought I wanted, get in the way of what I clearly needed.
There are few things about it that have been predictable, or calm, or quiet, or easy, or anything I expected it to be –including the fact that I would have a womb only interested in participating in the creation of male children.
My grandmother told me once that her greatest regret in life was that she never had a daughter. It scared me and, as she is the mother to 8 male children, it also made sense. But, I told myself I’d never feel that way about my boys. I made a conscious choice to embrace mothering regardless of the sex of my children because I didn’t want to make it to 95 and regret anything about my life with them.
Even now, with my baby making machine permanently out of service, it is a feeling that I vehemently do not share. I don’t know yet what my greatest regret in life will be, but I know what my biggest blessing is: that I have these three wonderful young men in my life.
I seek to celebrate that here on DudeMom as I share our stories of this full life.
Today, I want to celebrate other boy mom bloggers who share their stories online.
10 Boy Mom Bloggers Share What DudeMomLife Means to Them
“Dudemom life is messy, and loud. I feel like my “mommy uniform” should be a hazmat suite, but Dudemom life is also cuddles, laughter. It’s being the first woman your little dudes will ever love. ” –Amy, B-List Mom
“Dudemom life is pretty awesome! I never pictured my days filled with toy cars, swords and shooting guns but now I wouldn’t dream it up any other way. As rough, tough and dirt-filled as they are, my boys love something fierce and give award winning hugs. I’m lucky to be able to love them. Happy Mothers Day to all!!” –Carly, Thirty Something Fashion
“Being a Dudemom means learning not to scream when touching bugs, expecting hugs with a running leap, and mastering the art of climbing a tree. I see things differently since having boys and they’ve taught me how to be more adventurous and that it’s way more fun to be dirty! But most importantly, being a Dudemom means having the great responsibility of raising boys that grow up to be kind, respectable men.” –Tina, Life Without Pink
“DudeMom Life is being aware that when he flashes you that smile, it will almost make up for the pile of hot-wheels that you stepped on while stumbling around in the dark that morning. Like you do every morning.. before coffee….” –LaShawn, Everyday Eyecandy
“Dudemom life is tripping over plastic weapons, LEGOs, and sports equipment; learning which injuries are serious and which aren’t; never again taking a clean toilet for granted; and being immersed in the big, deep, all-encompassing love boys have for their mamas.” –Rita, Fighting Off Frumpy
“My boys bring out the rough and tumble in me. I get to enjoy my super competitiveness with my sons, and unfortunately they now turn everything into a competition! I own my responsibly to teach them how to treat a lady as they grow up. I don’t take it for granted that I have a huge part in raising a man! When I was pregnant with my first child, I honestly wanted a girl. Now I can’t imagine life without my boys.” –Bernetta, Bernetta Style
DudeMomLife is lots of balls, both literally and figuratively. DudeMomLife is chaotic and clamorous, but always caring.” –SarahViz.com
“It means getting giant, knock you over, flying ninja, squeeze hugs. It means realizing my dudes are sensitive and sometimes need gentle guidance. It means I don’t have the same type of plumbing and don’t always understand why he can’t leave it alone or pee in the giant circle. It means accepting that bodily functions are funnier than any words I could speak out loud. It means always hearing that we never have enough food in the house to satisfy their never ending hunger. It means having this little boy hold a piece of my heart and soul. DudeMom life is about following the path that my little dudes set for me. Some days I hang on for dear life and some days I enjoy every step.” –Lyndee, Hashtag Life with Boys
“From the time my oldest little dude was born, my life has been full of superheroes, zombies, and monster trucks. They jump in puddles, climb trees, and hang from the banisters. They burp the alphabet, fart in the car with the windows up, frequently miss the toilet when they pee, and wrestle each other everywhere. Dudemom life is amazing and wonderful and I’m thankful for it every day.” –Tiffany, Hashtag Life with Boys
“DudeMomLife is always wondering where that smell is coming from and figuring out how to get to three different practices and two games at the same time. It’s seeing brave little faces trying to be men, when they sometimes need to cry. It’s juggling wanting to keep them the sweet little mama’s boys they are with the excitement of watching them grow into such amazing young men.” –Shell, Things I Can’t Say
“Dude Mom life means that my life will be filled with dirt and noise and wrestling and bumps and bruises but that I’ll always have two little dudes who I love and who love me beyond measure.” –T., The Style Medic
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