"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

12 Simple Pleasures as a Mom that Make Me Feel Like a Rock Star and Deserving of a High-Five


As I sat down yesterday at 9 in the morning after having finished up some laundry, unloading and loading the dishwasher, and cleaning all three of the litter boxes (did it sink in that this was all before 9 in the morning?!), I was feeling pretty good about myself. Very accomplished. And then I got to thinking about all of the other simple pleasures that make me feel like a rock star now that I’m a mom. I came up with 12. Because, 10 is just so common these days. πŸ˜‰ What makes your list?

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Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

30 thoughts on “12 Simple Pleasures as a Mom that Make Me Feel Like a Rock Star and Deserving of a High-Five

  1. This is accurate to every last word! I wear jeans everyday, does that make me lucky?!

  2. The floorboards!! Definitely the floorboards!!!!!! AND washing, drying, folding and returning laundry to the appropriate drawers all in the same…week.

  3. I totally agree with your entire list every single one of them. I feel like if I manage to get dressed, brush my teeth, get the house straightened and the kids are still living at the end of the day, I am super accomplished

  4. 13. Washing, drying, folding and putting away all the laundry in the same day.
    14. Getting my workout in.
    15. Having fun with my kids- not just parenting them.
    16. Vacuuming– I realize how incredibly lame I am.
    17. Putting on an “outift’ not just clothes

    I love this post!

  5. Those damn socks…and when the lil’ one’s are inside out, it’s so annoying!

  6. This is so awesome! I saw this at HOLLOW TREE VENTURES, you’re becoming quite the Blog Supa-star! Congrats again on all your SUCCESS πŸ™‚ that was a great article on HuffPo

  7. #6 is huge for me!

    These are great!

  8. Love it! It’s the little things, right?

  9. I have never in my entire life been able to match all of the socks. Never. Ugh!
    Great post!

  10. Oh my gosh! These are all spot-on for me. One of my simple pleasures now is being out places during the time of day that I’d have been working before. Being out when other people have to be in an office somewhere is AWESOME. πŸ™‚ Oh, and I’d add finding my cell phone. I look for that thing all. day. long.
    Great post!

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  12. Three litter boxes? Dang girl, you ARE a rockstar! I’m cyber high fiving you.

  13. Getting to work early (used to be a daily) not just on time.

    Drinking my coffee while it’s still hot

    Getting in my morning run.

    When those things happen, I always wonder where my applause are.

  14. Eleventy billion times made me LOL so hard.
    I love this list!!

  15. Love this post!

    For me, besides the hot coffee, there are:
    – putting on clothes before breakfast (otherwise i’m stuck in pjs all through the making breakfast, cleaning after the breakfast, cleaning poop and reminding to go on the potty.. basically all morning sometimes)
    – actually exercising (not just day-dreaming of how nice this would have been)
    – following up on all phone calls that i planned previous evening (most of the times i only remember of them after my kid goes to bed. oh yeah, did i mention, i only have one kid! how pathetic am i)

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