10 Things I Never Did Before I Had Kids

February 6, 2016 31 Comments

I started thinking the other day on how my life has changed since having kiddies. Obviously it goes without saying that there are a million positives about having kids, but I started thinking about the things I do now that I would never have dreamt of doing before!

  1. I never wore flat shoes…. I seriously didn’t. I lived in heels, the higher the better, even my trainers were wedges.  The only flat shoes I owned were flip flops.  Now my gorgeous sky scraper heels sit in my wardrobe gathering dust as a monument of what was once worn.
  2. I never was so hairy…. It’s fairly obvious that new mums get very little time to themselves for personal grooming, but what’s my excuse? My kids are now 4 and nearly 3, and still shaving my legs seems like a chore that I put off.  I would never have dreamt of not shaving my legs at least twice a week if not more!
  3. I never thought that my must have beauty product would be a baby wipe…. yes it’s true, baby wipes are now the universal beauty product I use for everything.  From removing make-up to washing my face, and I even resort to them for polishing, cleaning the sink and cleaning up cat vomit! Nothing a baby wipe can’t do.
  4. I never considered a shopping spree at a supermarket…. nowadays I seem to buy all my clothes from the supermarket and it feels like a treat.  Gone are the days of spending hours looking round the shops, perusing the latest fashions.
  5. I never referred to a penis as a winkle… or a dinkle or any other cutesie name given to male genitalia, and I never referred to my private parts as a noonie, flower or foof!
  6. I never got drunk at home… no, I used to go out! Going out for a drink was what I did when I had a social life.  Now when the weekend comes, we look forward to a takeaway and opening a few bottles of vino at home, and that’s as rock and roll as it gets!
  7. I never went to bed before 10pm at the weekend…. but now it’s fairly common place that come 9pm I’m shattered and retiring to Bedfordshire. And on that note…
  8. I never got up before 7am…. I used to literally get up 30 minutes before I had to leave the house, now 7am feels like a luxurious lay in!
  9. I never knew all the names of My Little Pony characters… or Peppa pig, Fireman Sam and the such like! Now I seem to be the undisputed queen of name the character on CBeebies.
  10. I never knew what unconditional love felt like…. cause for all the downsides, at times my heart feels like it’s literally going to burst with love for my little pint sized terrors.

Much love

Kerry x


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  • Laura February 6, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Aww, so cute I loved this post. Now I’m starting to think about the things I never did before I had my buba. 🙂


    • Kerry February 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Thank you. Yes it’s amazing how our lives change after becoming a parent, but not always in the way that you think x

  • The Pramshed February 7, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Great post. I too only wear flat shoes now, I don’t think I’ve worn heels since I was pregnant and that was the end of 2014. Claire x

    • Kerry February 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

      I did try to wear them again for a night out, but it was agony and I lost count how many times I feel over! x

  • Nicole February 8, 2016 at 4:09 am

    I understand most of these. I am not a big drinker though. I do understand the knowing the my Little Pony Character names though. I know all of them because my 23 month old and 4 year old both love it. Lol. So funny about the names of body parts too. I love this post.

    • Kerry February 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you x

  • Mrs Tubbs February 9, 2016 at 9:35 am

    So true! I never understood the appeal of Lego before I had the Tubblet

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Ha ha x

  • Natalie @KidGearUK February 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Ah what a great list. I’m the same with most of these. Oh it was lovely to get up 30 mins before I had to leave…and breakfast, I got to have breakfast! I still manage to stay up late at weekends but my husband has fallen asleep watching TV by 10.30pm.


    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Yes I have one of those, although last night he was asleep by 9pm! x

  • Jane February 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

    It’s crazy how much our kids change our lives isn’t it! I feel a lot more prepared for number 2 as I figure there’s not much more I can give up! #twinklytuesday

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Transition from 1 to 2 doesn’t seem quite so bad, but you’ll still find there will be some changes. Good luck x

  • Kat February 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I can so relate to all of these! I have my prized collection of heels stored away and it leaves me wondering if I’ll ever be brave enough to dust them off again! Kat x #twinklytuesday

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Alas I just look at mine now every now and then! x

  • Becky's Baby Cakes & Unique Gifts February 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Great Post! Number 3 is my favorite, I use baby wipes for everything! Number 10, I never knew I could love someone so much until I had my son. I love being a mom!

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      There’s no job quite like it xx

  • Nicole {Life's Tidbits} February 9, 2016 at 11:51 am

    LOL, motherhood sure does change things! #10 is definitely my favorite thing I didn’t do before having a child. I must admit I never talked about bodily functions before my daughter was born. 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

  • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Yes there is definitely more toilet or should I say potty talk in our house now! x

  • Laura February 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I love this post so much! So relatable 🙂 #twinklytuesday

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you x

  • laura dove February 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Lovely post, the last one made me smile, so true. Thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesdays

    • Kerry February 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you, yes as much as they change our lives, nothing beats being mum x

  • Zoe February 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Haha! I love this post – especially the point about being hairy! Really made me smile and the last point was brilliant.

    • Kerry February 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you, they are worth though, aren’t they? xx

  • Crummy Mummy February 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    It is amazing how useful baby wipes are! #bestandworst

    • Kerry February 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      I don’t know how I used to live without them! X

  • Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap) February 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    haha sooo agree! I am now so hairy also and I am desperate for a shopping spree too. Thing really change after children eh? Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and it’s 9pm and I’m off to watch Eastenders in bed 🙂 x

  • You Baby Me Mummy February 18, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Ha ha, what has parenthood done to us! 🙂 dingle! ha ha! Fab post. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • Kerry February 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks for commenting and thanks for hosting x

  • thisdayilove February 19, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Very true, baby wipes become used for everything. How did we clean before?

    • Kerry February 19, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      I know, they are my must have product now!

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