Motherhood-Things I Don’t Want to Forget

Being a mom can be hard, but it’s also the most rewarding job out there. Check out this list of sweet things from motherhood I don’t want to forget, with a heartfelt letter to my boys. 

Motherhood Things I Don't Want to Forget - Being a mom can be hard, but it's also the most rewarding job out there. Check out this list of sweet things from motherhood I don't want to forget, with a heartfelt letter to my boys. 

Motherhood- Things I Don’t Want to Forget

While I was out shopping the other day, I caught the tail-end of an argument between a frustrated mother and her kids.

It was apparent that the children weren’t listening to the mother and they were loudly fighting back and forth over a toy.

Clearly tired and overwhelmed, the mother finally yelled out “I wish you all would just grow up!”


You know the line. It’s the one us parents say to our kids when they’re acting out and we’ve had just about all we can take.


Now before I go any further, let me preface this by saying I in no way am judging this mother.

Because I 100%, wholeheartedly get it.

We have all been there and had those days and situations where you’re at your wits end, you’re tired, you’re frustrated, and you say something out of anger.

But just as quick as the words come out of your mouth, you realize that what you said was too harsh.

You didn’t really mean it and you realize it’s time to step back, take a deep breath, and remember what’s most important in that moment.


My oldest son just graduated from primary school last week, officially completing the first grade.

I was already a little sad over the fact that my kids indeed are growing up, but when I witnessed this situation in the store, it just really hit home with me even further.

Because in every way, I wish quite the opposite. I wish my little ones would stay the way they are right now, forever.

They say that time goes by faster the older that you get, which I tend to agree with.


But I kind of think that God intended it that way because he wants us to fully take advantage of every single second that we’re blessed with.

Motherhood-Things I don't want to forget

I wake up to two beautiful, smiling boys’ faces every day, and I’m always greeted with the most precious sounding, “Good Morning, Mama” followed by two, sleepy yet eager hugs.

And what a good morning it is.

To know that I have two boys who love me with their whole hearts and to know that we’re both each other’s number one fans.

Motherhood-Things I don't want to forget

I don’t want to forget the way you always look back at me when I drop you off at school in the mornings, or how you excitedly say “Hey there beyootiful” in the most precious 5-year-old voice.

I don’t want to to forget the way you belly chuckle at the funny parts in the movie, or how you ask me to rewind it five times in a row, just so you can laugh all over again.

Or how we always snuggle on the couch together on the weekends, and you hold my hand while you’re asleep on my lap.

Motherhood-Things I don't want to forget

I don’t want to forget how you always ask me for “something else” with a sheepish grin, after we just finished eating dinner.

Or how every single treat you’re given is the most special gift in your eyes.

No I don’t want to forget each of your special and unique qualities, because I know it’s the very things that will one day shape you into the smart, brave, strong, caring, beautiful souls you’ll grow to be.

Motherhood-Things I don't want to forget

I wish you would stay little like this forever, but if you must grow, please grow slow.

And know that I’ll be right there with you every single step of the way.

You’re going to do great things little ones, and don’t you ever forget that.

Love always,

Your Mama

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If you’re a Mom – what things about motherhood and your children do you not want to forget? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by- Cara


  1. Such a sweet memories. Let me share mine. As I had cesarean and after two long weeks i was able to see my child. That was the most beautiful and unforgettable moment of my life. Canvt describe that in words.

    1. Aw, so glad you have that sweet memory with your baby! Children are definitely blessings for sure.

  2. Such a sweet post! I love all of the memories you are collecting! It is definitely something that needs to be cherished! πŸ™‚

    1. Aw thank-you, Erin! I hope they’ll look back on it one day and appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  3. Yes to all of this! As challenging as it is with little ones, there’s just something so precious yet fleeting about this time. I bought Serena an outfit that says “Stay Small”, and it’s my favorite <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. great post! I can totally relate. WIsh my little would stay little. But I also want him to grow and learn.

    1. Thanks! In a selfish way I want them to stay little but at the same time I love watching them grow and learn. Being a mom is such a great gift. πŸ™‚

  5. I am trying to take as many pictures as I can so that I can remember better. I never want to forget the sweet snuggles and the love I feel when I look at them.

    1. That’s why I love documenting posts like these- so one day we can both look back on them! πŸ™‚

  6. This post is so sweet and adorable Cara!! Though I am not a mom, everyone says times goes by so fast when the kids are growing up. Enjoy your sweet sons! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh I so agree with this! My daughter is 5 and she is at such a cute and fun age. Thanks for the reminder to stop and soak up all the random moments each day πŸ™‚

  8. Aww, I loved this and needed it. I have two little boys as well and I often wish i would stop and be thankful for the little moments before time flies and it’s too late!

    1. Thanks! It can be hard to do some days but it’s so important to savor every moment. πŸ™‚

  9. I loved reading your mama’s heart and the pictures of your two are precious. What cuties! Definitely some good things to remember as time goes by.

  10. Cara, this made me tear up. It is so incredibly special. Your boys are so lucky to have you as their Momma. And, you are completely right…the days go by way too fast and they go from babies to boys before we know it. Then they will be young men. You’re doing a wonderful job, and it’s great you are relishing in the moments.

  11. Such a sweet post! I wish they were little forever too but then I wouldn’t get to watch them grow up and be great lol. I am curious to see what kind of adults my kids will be but not anytime soon.

    1. I definitely know what you mean! I’d love to know if mine will grow to be a doctor or scientist or something haha πŸ™‚

  12. Awwww this is so sweet!!!! People always tell you when your pregnant to really cherish every moment of the first few years because they go by in a flash and they weren’t joking!!! I wish they could stay little and innocent forever too.

    1. I know, it’s crazy that your little one is already as big as she is! I swear it seems like yesterday you were pregnant haha!

  13. This was so sweet and got me tearing up here at work! lol I don’t know what it’s like to be a mother but I can’t imagine it’s the greatest gift you could ever receive. Hopefully one day I will be able to feel the same way you do! My nephews are growing so fast and I wish they would stay small forever too!

    1. Aw, thanks Tanya! I definitely got a little more than teary-eyed writing it haha. It really is something special and they truly do grow up so fast. It’s important to savor all of those moments even when it seems like it’ll last forever. And I truly hope that one day you’ll get to experience being a mother- you deserve it! πŸ™‚

  14. I’ am definitely going to show this to my mom. I think what you explained is the feeling every mother go through but she can’t say it. You just expressed all your true feelings and reflected what motherhood is!

  15. I love this post, Cara! It’s so true, in the midst of our craziness we should all stop and remember how blessed we are for the moments we do have. Your boys are adorable and you are doing such a great job with them, mama!! Beautifully Candid

  16. Read this post and this made me cry too. I wish I could back up and time and make you and your 2 brothers little again. Too me it was just a blur the way that I had to work 12 hour shifts and having to do all the things around the house. Oh how I could back up time and play with you again being little and hold your hand how you Karate Kicked me in the shin and yeah it hurt for a minute, but I treasure the memory. I used to love to watch you and your 2 brothers play together. I remember how we would go fishing and catch nothing but it was the fun of being together with you and your brothers and your Mommy as a family. There are so many memories that I remember, but one of the greatest memories I have is when you were singing at Church and in the Choir at High School. Oh proud you have made me over the years and those 2 little boys who we call our Grandsons we love and treasure so much.. Love you Tink … Dad

  17. Ahhh…. precious.
    Talking about those moments where you feel like you loose it – I just saw a study that showed how little the kids remember those moments & really hang onto the precious moments of hugs, kisses, sweet words, high fives… all the things you WANT them to remember

    1. Yep. It’s never the big vacations or expensive gifts. It’s always the little things that mean the most and stay with us for years to come. Thank-you!

  18. I am so glad you are blogging these sweet memories! It kind of serves as a journal as your boys grow up. Years down the road you will be able to look back at this blog and smile!

    1. Thanks Chelsea! I hope one day they’ll look back and read this and know how loved they are. πŸ™‚

  19. awww, this is the sweetest post! Your boys are so cute, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of them, those freckles, I die a million deaths they are so stinkin’ cute! So many times I’ve been that mother in the grocery store, although my time usually occurs during bath time, and I think you’re right, we need to step back and soak it all in because one day they’ll be showering on their own and not needing me any more. *insert sad face here* hehe. Going to share this on my Friday Loves this week!

    1. Aw, thanks Sarah! I think we’ve all had those overwhelmed moments and it’s good to take a deep breath and realize they’re only little for a short little while. Definitely trying to savor every sweet moment! πŸ™‚

  20. This is such a beautiful post ad really something I think you will always look back on and read and smile. The sweetest!

    1. Aw, thanks! I hope one day they will read it and know that I loved them more than anything! πŸ™‚

  21. You are the best mom! I cannot tell you how much this post meant to me! With three teenage boys that are pretty much grown, how I long for those little moments and days of the past! Yes, there are a few things I regret, there always are as a mom, but I am so happy that I chose to live in the moment most the time and never wish them to be grown and gone away. Very very sweet post! Happy Monday beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Andrea. Your comments always mean so much. Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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