25 Things That Are Easier When You Have a Baby

So often we focus on the challenges of parenting. There are many things that are just easier or better about life when you have a baby. Chex out this post and focus on the joys of parenthood.A couple of weeks ago I shared this list of 25 Things That Are Unexpectedly Hard When You Have a Baby. It was a fun little list of parenting truths that I think all moms and dads can relate to. At the risk of being a negative nancy, I wanted to come together to complain and bond in our exhaustion and suffering for a minute. Now, in an effort to show everyone that it is not all bad, here are 25 Things That Are Easier When You Have a Baby.

Parenting is a struggle, but it is one that we wouldn’t trade for the world! The joy and fun that come along with the chores and responsibility are well worth it. Nothing can top the smile on your child’s face, and that is something that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Here are 25 things that are easier when you have a baby:

Having someone to talk to
Finding someone to snuggle
Bragging to friends

Making excuses to stay home
Making excuses to leave anything early
Making excuses for being tired
Getting likes on social media
Talking to your parents
Finding joy in fun experiences – like trips to the zoo or park
Playing outside
Noticing the small things
Getting through books (so they’re only 15 pages…that’s still reading, right?)
Encouraging your friends to visit
Encouraging your family to visit
Waving at strangers
Telling yourself it’s ok to have a messy home
Reliving childhood memories
Allowing yourself to ask for help
Making small talk with other parents
Feeling like your dance moves don’t suck
Making up silly songs
Finding something to be thankful for
Making massive quantities of trash
Becoming less materialistic
Having a reason to smile

 

What else? What are the best things that have become better or easier in your life since having a baby?

 

So often we focus on the challenges of parenting. There are many things that are just easier or better about life when you have a baby. Chex out this post and focus on the joys of parenthood.

35 thoughts on “25 Things That Are Easier When You Have a Baby

  1. For me it has to be noticing the small things. Since I’ve had my daughters, I’ve really noticed how amazing nature is and especially it’s preparation for Autumn, the world is wonderful and my babies make it a million times better.

    Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  2. I love that we can re-live our childhood through our children! It’s so much more fun going through childhood when you’re giving your child all these things that we never got the chance to #brillblogposts

    • Those are both great ones! Motherhood changes us in so many ways. Being more attached to our family and less attached to our stuff is one of the best ways. 🙂

  3. This was a great post! Thanks for the reminder of how awesome having kids can be.
    I’d also like to add to your list that it’s easier to make an excuse to watch animated movies that you secretly wanted to watch just for yourself!

  4. I agree with all of these! I said to Hubby the other day that having a child seems to make it like a club and fellow parents smile at you in the street!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

    • It is definitely a club! When you have a fussy little on in public, it is nice to see that look of “oh, I’ve been there.” from another parent close by. We are all in this together. 🙂

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