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Having a child may just be one of the biggest changes you'll ever encounter. Until you're a parent, you can't imagine what it's going to be like, because according to the parents of Parent Soup, having a baby changes the way you think about everything. Here some Parent Soup moms share some of the wisdom they've gained since becoming a parent.
Parent Soup member Kimber9980
"'This Little Piggy'" always gets a smile.
Parent Soup member PRAPRIEDO
"Babies know a lot more than people think they do."
"It is so fun to see the world anew through a toddler's eyes."
Parent Soup member BABIE BABY
"I've learned to treasure the day and sleep at night, because I know I'm going to need the rest."
"I wish I could take back all the times I said, 'My child will never act like that.'"
"There is nothing better than a big wet kiss and hug."
Parent Soup member Bcubby530
"Things and money are not nearly as important as I once thought."
"The most glorious feeling in the world is the unconditional love from (and for) your child."
"A kiss and hug from my baby can make even the most horrendous day bearable!"
Parent Soup member Carolrood1
"Jumping in puddles is way fun!"
Parent Soup member BEAR1101
"You do develop a third eye in the back of your head."
"My mom was right when she used to tell me, 'It hurts me as much as it hurts you, if not more.'"
"Diaper wipes will clean anything."
Parent Soup member GandGr3
"My life (which seemed exciting and full at the time) was actually pretty boring before I had a child."
"It takes so much more patience to be a good mom than I ever dreamed it would."
"I have so much more patience than I ever dreamed I did!"
Parent Soup member Berk Place
"You really can have three kids and not have one you love the most. They're all your favorite!"
"Having kids adds a dimension to your marriage that you didn't expect. You end up being more deeply in love than ever."
"I can be fully aware of what bills need to be paid today, how soon the sunscreen needs to be re-applied, when dinner has to go in the oven, while folding laundry, kicking the ball to the baby and knowing that the cat is getting sick on the rug and I have to clean it up, but still manage to carry on a cheerful conversation with an old friend on the cordless phone!"
"I am always worried about something (their diet, their teeth, their manners or lack of them, I was too lenient, I was too strict, diapers, school, college, the weather and on and on and on)."
"Hugs and kisses are a great way to end a hectic day. They make it all worthwhile."
Parent Soup member NewMOM5497
"I can now change a diaper in a car, stroller, with the baby sitting, standing or even upside down."
"I can eat a meal in just under five seconds flat."
"Poop comes in a variety of colors!"
Parent Soup member Pudapie
"Peanut butter tastes good on anything."
"I really can do three things at once."