101 Ways to be a Happy Mother

· February 7, 2018

There are definitely more than 101 ways to be a happy mother. The list is never ending. But below we’ll summarize some of the greatest joys that motherhood brings to our lives in simple terms.

  • Feeling a heart growing in the womb
  • When you notice your child moving inside of you
  • When we know they’re on the way, the excitement we feel for having them in our arms
  • Seeing them born healthy and strong
  • When you breastfeed for the first time
  • Being able to calm their crying with your milk
  • When they make eye contact with each sip
  • Feeling their kicks for the first time in the womb
  • Their first diaper change
  • Their first warm bath
  • Observing their development in each stage and worrying that they are growing up too quickly
  • Recognizing that your children enjoy being with you
  • Feeling so concerned with their first fever
  • Their spontaneity
  • A child’s laugh
ways to be a happy mother

  • Telling them you love them and feeding this love day after day
  • When they begin to express themselves
  • Their first baby tooth, an incredible moment
  • When your child’s excitement is evident
  • Seeing them eat solid food for the first time
  • Helping them to sit up
  • Knowing they can move around at least on all fours
  • The sweet sound when they say mom
  • Celebrating their first tantrums
  • Seeing their face while they sleep after taking a while to drift off
  • Laying down extremely exhausted, but getting up as if nothing happened just to see their face
  • Showing our love with each meal
  • Seeing their evolution month by month, day by day
  • Trying to satisfy them in any way possible, even when we don’t understand exactly what they need
  • The challenge of correcting their mischief appropriately
  • Having the opportunity to receive healthy and lasting results from raising them
  • Singing them to sleep until they learn the songs by heart
  • Surprising us when they don’t like something
  • Helping them to take their first steps
  • Anxiously awaiting their first birthday
  • Taking a new role according to each new stage of development
  • Celebrating their birthday
  • Taking them to see their favorite movie
  • Noticing that their values are starting to form
  • Seeing them become responsible for many things
  • When they become independent
  • Going to pick them up from day care or returning home after dropping them off
  • When your baby begins to speak
  • Listening to them compose their first song
  • Having a conversation with them when they can barely talk
  • Hearing them say thank you
  • Always being able to give them kisses and hugs
  • That moment when you speak and you know they understand you perfectly
  • When they begin to eat like a big kid
  • When you scold them and they have a mischeivious smile or try to give you a kiss
  • Each new thing they learn (numbers, colors, or a song)
  • The satisfied feeling when others tell you that your child is very intelligent
  • Missing their pranks
  • When they can clearly express feeling “pain” “worry” or “happiness
  • Seeing your children practicing common courtesy
  • Teaching them to be considerate of others
  • Involving them in chores, where they learn to work for a reward
  • Demonstrating phrases and actions for them
  • Understanding that children need their space to get to know themselves
  • Establishing an eating and sleeping routine
how to be a happy mother

  • Letting them share with other children
  • Worrying about their wellbeing
  • Teaching them good hygiene
  • Cautiously letting them build their immune system outside
  • Teaching them to respect other living things
  • Providing rest for your baby in a clean environment
  • When their father supports you
  • Sharing difficult moments with those that support you
  • The encouragement you feel upon seeing them mature at their own pace
  • The beginning of their school days
  • When they begin progressing at school
  • Their first after-school activities
  • Seeing them concentrate on their first assignment
  • Watching them do things well
  • When they tell you something after you have just gotten up
  • The pride you feel knowing they are learning
  • When they start making friends
  • The empathy you feel when they have other friends
  • Being able to share your experience with other mothers
  • Traveling with them when they are excited about the journey and the destination
  • Enjoying the moments when they are healthy
  • Accompanying them in things they want to share with you
  • Trying new things with them
  • When they want to know what you are doing and try to participate
  • When they imitate you perfectly
  • The way they can light up your day, even on a bad day
  • Being present whenever possible
  • When they share their interests with you
  • Being a mother lasts a lifetime and is an unbreakable and trancendental bond
  • Being able to support them in everything forever
  • Being available for them
  • Feeling that helping your children is a passion, not an obligation
  • Remember that they will progress over time
  • When you realize they are no longer a child
  • The moment when they fall in love and ask for advice about how to act
  • Knowing that the love is returned
  • That they can do whatever they want and be successful at it
  • Feeling that big and unexplainable love that doesn’t recognize barriers
  • Remembering that they have been the love of your life before you even met them
  • Trying to be a good role model for them