Last night I plugged in my desktop…on which the screen saver is every photo I have ever taken.

I’m not entirely sure how long I sat in front of the monitor, but I do know by the time I went to bed the newest Groupon deal had been posted.

Growing up I never wanted kids, who knew it would become my best and most favorite job on the entire planet.

I could look at pictures of her all day (and all night apparently.)

moosh zen.

best girl to hang out all day in a robe with.

My favorite picture of her ever.

well made offspring.

self feeding lesson 101

my baby and me

sleepy puppy

like mother like daughter.

365 her personality has multiplied by 10 this week.

at least she got my eyeballs. right?

Oh, she makes me happy. I only hope I do the same for her.

This mom gig, it’s good stuff.

Are you the mom you had pictured in your head?


This post is part of Tiny Prints Mother’s Day Campaign All Tiny Prints Mother’s day cards (and Father’s day cards) are completely customizable and can be sent straight to your mama or papa. Cards can even be scheduled ahead of time, you know, in case you’re forgetful like me. Which reminds me, I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, all opinions and statements are my own.


  1. @Nellie, I’d only want to be fairy like if it came with a magic wand and superpowers.

  2. @Emily, Oh thank you, and as far as makeup? Oy, what haven’t I used.
    Bare Minerals, an airbrush, Laura Mercier, photoshop…I’m going to go ahead and say that good lighting is better than any makeup. For real.

  3. Not a Mom, actually. Wrong furniture. That said, though, I am the best Dad I know how to be – whether that’s good enough or not – you’d have to ask my sons.

  4. OMG, what gorgeous blue eyes! We are a family of mostly brown eyes, although mine are a muted blue green. My son’s baby is 7 months old and she has big blue eyes though his are olive green.
    I am definitely not the mama I thought I would be but I have been a mama for almost 30 years, and I became a mama at age 16, so much has changed since then!
    My first visit here, can’t wait to see and read more, especially as you have your new little one!

  5. I wish I was a mom. It’s weird how people who don’t want kids get them and people who want it can’t have it.

  6. no. no, i am most decidedly NOT the mom I thought I would be.

    But I am starting to like the mom that I am.

  7. I am like you- I never imagined myself as a mom. But then I met the right man and thought, hey- I’ll have your babies. And now being a mother is the best thing I’ve ever done! I’m not the best at it, but I adore it. On days when I’m rested and have my head in the right place I’m the exact mother I want to be. On the other 9 days out of 10? Not so much. But I’m always trying.

  8. When I was little, people would ask me, What do you want to be when you grow up and I would always say, a mom.

    It’s always been true. Yet, I am still not the mom I thought I would be- in my young thoughts about motherhood, I was always much more laidback. 🙂

  9. I’m so happy for you 🙂

  10. Being a mom is the best job, but the hours suck. I might have to renegotiate my contract.
    I would say that 85% of the time I am not measuring up to the ideal in my head. But on the other hand, 15% of the time I exceed it, which makes it possible to survive all the doubts, fears, and feelings of failure.

  11. What do you mean exactly by saying “Which reminds me, I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, all opinions and statements are my own.. (…)”? I’m not a pro when it comes to mother and parent, but you got me interested here. Thanks for sharing, now I’ll be visiting frequently!

  12. Those eyes.
    On her too.
    I thought I would be a more patient mom – because my mom wasn’t – but I am a loving mom and I am very mindful of showing my daughters and showing them often how much I love them. I hope that balances my impatient moments.

  13. I am not the mom I thought I would be, I can say with confidence I have done a better job then I ever thought I would. I just wish everyone else around me felt the same way. I always knew I wouldn’t have a lot of children, maybe 3 at the most. I have born 2, I has been placed for adoption and my eldest I raised for 10 yrs was recently taken away from me after a custody case of 3 yrs. Apparently my ex was convincing enough to the judge that he felt I wasn’t “emotionally stable” to continue raising my daughter after I had been doing it for 10 yrs. It is a balancing act to feel like I am still a mom. Being a mom is the most incredible adventure in the world.
    One of my favorite quotes about Motherhood is, “motherhood is like albania, you can’t trust the brochures, you just have to go there.” It is so true. It is the most powerful love you can feel along with the most intense need to protect another human. It also hurts like no other pain one can experience.
    Congratulations on being able to be called “mom” by another sweet angel.