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Have you changed since you had children?

Friday, 13 January 2017  | 

No matter what age you are when you start having children, it's inevitable that life won't be the same again. While some parents can resume normal life, for some people having a child not only changes day to day life but yourself as a person.

This week i have started working full time, even though i have worked since my son was born I have noticed that I am a different person at work. When i say different, I mean in the way that I have different concerns to those people who don't have kids and also my concerns have changed since becoming a mum. Every minute of every day while I'm at work I currently worry about my son and hope he's OK at nursery.

For some people having kids can make them grow up a bit quicker, as being in charge of a small person can be pretty scary at times. When I went back to work the first time, when my son was about a year old I felt completely out of place and different. At some points I didn't feel like I was only 23 years old, I've been left feeling much older than I actually am.

But is it possible to stay exactly the same person you were before kids???? I still have the same interests as I did, but my responsibilities have definitely changed. My sons wardrobe is by far better and newer than mine, nights out with my husband are a thing of the past, getting a full nights sleep is VERY rare. I  know a lot more things are subject to change when you have kids but changing as a person isn't always a bad thing. Most of the time having children is a positive change for anyone.
Personally I think before I had my son I underestimated my ability to cope with things, becoming a mum was definitely scary but such an amazing learning experience. We will all struggle at times with getting used to the new mummy/daddy identity we now have but don’t forget about the passions/interests that you had before becoming a parent.

Do you think you have changed a lot since becoming a parent?

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