The best parts of motherhood

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The best parts of motherhood


For me, the best parts of motherhood are just the little moments that you don't plan. Whenever I try to plan a really good outing or a really important day, it always flops. It's those little moments when the kids sneak into bed with you on a Saturday morning, and you just sort of have those lazy pajama couple of minutes, where everybody is so sweet. It's just the little moments; picking them up from school, seeing their faces. I was at a school play last week and my son spotted me in the crowd, and his face just lit up. I thought, I just want to capture that feeling of making my son light up for that, just by seeing me. So it's just those little moments when it doesn't get any better, and those outweigh all of the bad moments and the frustrating moments. It's hard to keep those moments in perspective when you are frustrated and the kids are just driving you crazy, but they really do make it all worthwhile.

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Jill Smokler

Author & Owner, Scary Mommy

What started as an innocent on-line baby book to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, (Lily, 9, Ben, 7 and Evan, 5) quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Jill’s honest take on parenting has appeared in numerous publications and on television programs, including The Today ShowThe New York Times, Good Morning America, Nightline and CNN.

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