You Know You’re a Mom When…MommaKiss Style

One of my favorite bloggers and bestest blog buddies is MommaKiss. She is hilariously funny and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met (even though she tries to hide it with her gruff exterior). Although she is going through a really hard time right now (her best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and having her “rirls cut off” this week), MommaKiss still had time to write a guest post for me. And her timing is impeccable! Thank you MommaKiss, for coming to my rescue!

You may or may not have noticed I’ve been MIA in bloggy land & Twitter since last Thursday or so. I have two sick and teething babies who have been making my life pretty unbearable. Things are a bit *wonky* right now. I’m trying to get caught back up, and I am slowly but surely.

And now, for your reading pleasure, here’s You Know You’re a Mom When-sDaze MommaKiss style…

You know you’re a mom when…

You go to sleep with your 3 year old in his bottom bunk, all night, not because he was sick or scared, but because he asked you to.

When your kid gets his head stuck in a Halloween pumpkin bowl, you run for the camera first.

You don’t mind when dinner is a juice box and gouda cheese.

You will sit through umpteen episodes of Team Umi Zoomi so that your newly asthmatic kid has company during his nebulizer treatments.

You go to tuck in your 5 year old and see he’s sleeping on his side, a pillow next to him, with an arm slung over it…like he’s hugging it. Just like his Momma.

You laugh when your kid wants to be a glass of “juice” for Halloween. The Momma Juice. The kind with berries in it.

Your gut clenches when you hear a cough in the night. Is it the baby? Your husband? An intruder? You rarely sleep soundly when kids are at home.

You see a used pull up, smell it, realize no pee, and reuse that pull up. Those f’rs are expensive!

You don’t mind being covered in stickers while holding a beer at your friend’s 3 year old’s birthday party.

Your son tells you his bum itches. And decides to expose his Brown Eye. In the food court.

You’ve perfected the PTA bath. (pussy, tits & armpits – thanks Momma’s Momma)

Your boobs that used to be Playboy become National Geographic exhibits. [Unless you have surgery. Ahem.]

You finally realize how your OWN Momma heard and saw everything in the home. Like she had super powers and eyes in the back of her head and ears in every room. That super power: Being A Mom.

Thanks again MommaKiss! I owe you one. And to those of you reading, head over to MommaKiss and visit her blog. She’ll make you laugh and she’ll tell you just as it is…no mincing words! Check out a couple of posts while your there: I Could So Be A Soccer Mom and A MommaKiss Memory: Don’t Break It.

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  1. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    It is a super power, isn't it? Sometimes I wish my hearing weren't quite so good.

    And in the food court?? I'd have died laughing!
  2. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Oh my god this is hysterical!! My fav is holding a beer while covered in stickers and running for the camera while your kids head is stuck!!
  3. MommaKiss says:
    Hey lady! Hope the kids feel better. You know we've been missing you.

    Guess my email was timely huh? :)
  4. OMG. That last one, with the super powers, is so true! I was just thinking about that this weekend, when I heard my kids being naughty and they wondered how in the world I caught them when I was in the next room. So cute.

    Love your list!!
  5. Hilarious! Especially the PTA bath...BaHaHaa!!
  6. Hope your girls feel all better soon, Natalie! I remember the teething picnic with one so I can only imagine what it's like going through it with 2.
  7. OH. MAH. LAWD...these are so damn true! I totally find diapers and think A. Is there pee in it B. I should smell it C. Meh it looks like it can be reused...classic tell tale sign your a mom on a budget!
  8. She is so awesome. And to think we'd never have found dear Momma without Friday Flipoffs. So glad she's in our bloggy lives!!
  9. I hope the girls get better!

    MommaKiss - I totally have done the Pull-Up thing! And I still LOVE the Momma Juice story.
  10. I secretly like sleeping with the boy. He keeps me warm.
  11. MommaKiss says:
    The picture of the punkin head:
  12. The Blogging Goddess says:
    Great post, but she left out when your kid gags and you put your hands under their mouth.
  13. tommy riles says:
    love the site! hey, when did you find out that your kids are monsters? my baby is seven months, and no monster qualities yet!
  14. The mad woman behind the blog says:
    Love me some MommaKiss and yes, I grab the camera first, I reuse diapers and the PTA bath is a LIFE saver!

    I hope your babies feel better soon! Nothing is worse than sick babies (unless one of those babies is your husband!)
  15. MommaKiss is new to me but she is so fabulous that I couldn't help up falling in love with her. It was very quick and dirty, just how I like it. :)
  16. MommaKiss- that list is awesome...and so spot-on accurate!! Love the post- can't wait to visit your blog.

  17. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    OMG. Brown eye in the food court. I can't stop laughing.
  18. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    And Natalie, I'm really sorry to hear your kids have been sick and teething. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!
  19. says:
    "Your son tells you his bum itches. And decides to expose his Brown Eye. In the food court. "

    Funniest damn thing I've read all day!
  20. You know I love some Momma Kiss. LOL @ how we both outted her for her sweet side.
  21. Sorry your kids are sick. That sucks. I hope they get better quickly.

    I had a good laugh at the list though. I can't count how many times I grabbed the camera to snap a picture BEFORE helping the child. I just can't pass up a good photo op. I figure they will thank me for it later!
  22. I reused many a pull up and thought I was the only one. LOL!

    And this is the first I've heard of an actual acronym for PTA bath. LOVE IT!

    I'm your newest follower---came over from The Blogging Goddess' place!

    Erin @ the mother load
  23. Brown eye? HA!

    Also, miss you Natalie!! xo
  24. Miss you Nat; hope those babies are better soon! But I love me some Mommakiss....cracking up at the Brown Eye! And I remember calculating the cost per pull-up. You'd be crazy not to reuse them if you can!
  25. Snuggle Wasteland says:
    Girl, my boobs are so sad National Geographic wouldn't even have them.

    Hope your kids feel better soon!
  26. MommaKiss says:
    thanks everyone. happy to provide some laughs.

    that brown eye - the kid loves to show his stinker. anywhere.
  27. I hate teething w/ a passion. D2 looks like she's about to get started.

    And PTA baths?! I'll never be able to attend a PTA meeting again and NOT snort. Snort.
  28. The Empress says:
    I love her "soccer mom" post. It is so me. And, yes, Mommakiss is all sorts of adorable.
  29. Mommy NaniBooboo says:
    True- I could teach a master class on the PTA bath!
    Love it.
  30. I thought I already commented on this when I linked up.

    Love me some MommaKiss and she is dead on with the PTA... I am SO using that from now on.
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