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Things I Would Never Expect Before I Had Children

March 10, 2015

Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children, Gladwyne PA 


  • How much peanut butter I would go through
  • And bread
  • And Stonyfield smoothies
  • That I would drive a minivan. And like it.
  • How challenging self care would be
  • How my concept of time would completely shift
  • How important branding is – we can’t even consider Earth’s Best Organic. (Sesame Street characters. You know, for babies.)

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Healthy yummy. Tip – Trader Joe’s has a version at Trader Joe’s prices! 

  • How becoming a parent changes everything
  • How much you learn from your children about attitude, and acceptance, and grace
  • How fast it would go and how much I wish I could slow it down
  • How at the end of every season, when I sort through clothes, I feel a mix of sadness and gratitude
  • How being a parent makes you a better person because you want to be that person for them
  • How much fun it is. And how much we laugh together.
  • How great Disney movies are. (I personally cannot wait to see Cinderella. Yes, I still like princesses.)
  • How awesome Dance Wii is
  • How daylight savings rocks our world
  • And how the depth of gratitude you feel for these beings you have been graced with in your life, is beyond all comprehension, beyond all words.


What are yours?!

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  1. Marykate

      on April 28, 2015 4:58 pm

    Great post mom!! you are awesome at this!
    -your daughter Maggie


  2. Marykate

      on April 30, 2015 4:13 pm

    Awwww thank you Maggie!! You are my inspiration!!! I love you! Mom


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