10 Things I Love about Being a Mom

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Top // Shoes // Leyton’s Outfit

Hey y’all, happy Friday!  Today I’m doing something I haven’t done since I had Leighton…I’m having a guest poster over on the blog today.  My dear friend Heather just had her second son this summer, and she is guest posting today sharing why she just loves being a boy mom.  I’m guest posting over on her blog today too, so make sure you stop by to see why I love being a girl mom!  = )

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Leyton’s Pjs // Dress

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leyton’s Shorts // Shorts // Bracelet // Necklace // Sunnies

Hi new friends!  I’m so excited Laura is having me on her blog today to share about why I love being a boy mom!  She’s over on my blog today sharing why she loves being a girl mom!  <3  For those of you that don’t know me from our Holiday Honey Hustle challenge we did together last year (which we kick off again this year next week!), I’m Heather from MyLifeWellLoved.com and I’m married to my college sweetheart, have two boys (3 years old & 11 weeks) and live in Birmingham, AL.  If you’re a sucker for a good birth story, you can click over here to read Baby Finn’s or Leyton’s birth story!

When I first found out I was pregnant 4 years ago with my 3 year old Leyton, I knew I’d be happy with a boy or girl, BUT since I only ever had a sister, I couldn’t help but hope for a girl just because that was all I knew.  I thought how will I know what to do with a boy?

But then the moment I found out we were having a boy, I instantly felt a connection with the boy mom status I had just been given.  Inevitably, each time I told another boy mom that I was pregnant with a boy she’d say, “Oh the mommy and son bond is so special!  He’ll be a mama’s boy for sure!”

Then Leyton was born and my heart swelled, tears overtook me and becoming a mama wrecked my world in the most wonderful way.

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Romper // Earrings // Leyton’s Cardigan // Leyton’s Shirt // Leyton’s Pants

Sure enough Leyton is quite the mama’s boy although he also asks for his daddy at times.  Then when I found out we were pregnant with Baby Finn, I said I’d be happy either way with a boy or girl but deep down I just feel like a boy mom.  Here’s some of the reasons I love being a boy mom!

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Leggings // Top // Baby Finn’s Sleeper // DockATot

1. The mama and son bond is undeniable.  I have a soft spot in my heart for my boys just like they do for me.

2. I love their no drama approach to life already!  When my girlfriends with girls talk to me about the drama over what to wear and mean girl stuff, I shutter.

3. I’m excited to watch their daddy teach them how to be gentlemen, and lead their families well one day serving their wives as Christ loves the church.

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

4. Mommy and Son date nights:  Leyton and I have already started doing this some so he gets some one on one time with mommy.

5. I get to walk on the wild side!  With boys, you get to have a second chance at childhood in a less confined way.  You can rough and tumble, build, run, dance, hoop and holler, play in the creeks, skip rocks, and constantly be outside.

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Leyton’s Top // Leyton’s Shorts // Dress

6. Clothes don’t cost an arm and a leg.  I cannot believe the cost of little girls’ dresses, shoes and everything in between…blows my mind!  Also, I can’t braid my own hair, let alone how to do someone else’s!

7. Tender hearts: Amidst the toddler crazy, Leyton will shock me with the most tender hearted, “Mommy’s pretty,” or “Love Mommy” that just melts my heart!

8. Laughter:  What is it about boys and their innate skill at bringing laughter to almost any situation or looking for an excuse to make you laugh?  There’s always something funny or a desire to find something “silly” or “crazy” in Leyton’s words.

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

9. Hard working:  There’s a constant desire to work as hard as daddy…to help with the trash cans, to clean up, to mow the lawn, or to help mommy sort laundry.  I love how Leyton wants to help!

10. I love to watch Eric through Leyton’s eyes. In the mornings, he asks for daddy.  He adores his daddy and I love watching Eric make Leyton laugh.  I know that Leyton will want to grow up to be a man just like his daddy as will Finn!

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Things to Love about being a mom featured by top mom blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels - guest post by Heather of My Life Well Loved

Beanie

Can you tell how much I love being a boy mom?!  My love for these two little cuddle bugs runs deep.  I’d love for you to come follow my motherhood and healthy lifestyle journey over on Instagram @mylifewellloved!  Pop on over and say hi when you can!

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  1. Vickie

    I’ve followed you for a few years now. I enjoyed your post and your love of family, life, and God. your

  2. Cathy

    Great list! Oh, I have a son, and there can be boy drama too! My oldest daughter is drama-free and my middle child has had some drama. Each kid is different! I just love the unconditional love from kids, it makes being a mom everything! Your baby is beautiful, congrats!! You’re a great mom already!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  3. Steph

    This is the sweetest thing ever! How precious you two are. Thank you for sharing with us, it was so special to read!

    Cheers,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy|trendyinindy@gmail.com

  4. Gentry Adams

    This is so very sweet! I loved reading more about why you love being a mom!

  5. Heather Brown

    Thanks for having me friend! I loved doing this with you and am so grateful for our friendship. Now, onto counting down the days till I see you this week! Whoop whoop!