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7 Things You Have to Stop Doing Once You're a Mom - What's on your list?

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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7 Things You Have to Stop Doing Once You're a Mom

by Adriana Velez

dancing on a table

There are some things you just cannot do once you become a mother. For many women, the line is drawn pretty strict. I'm a little more lenient. You can still dance on the table (a very stable one, after you've cleared the dishes), have a cocktail before dinner, and dress like a slut if you want to, in my book. But even I have my standards.

Here are seven things I think we have to give up when we have kids.

  1. Hard drugs: Hopefully you weren't doing heroin before you had kids. But just in case: It's time to get off the horse. Get it out of your system before the babies come. Like, all the way out of your system.
  2. YOLO: You don't get to use this phrase to do crazy shit anymore. You only live once, but that one life now comes with responsibility. Live for tomorrow, too.
  3. Neglecting your health: Your kid needs you to be your best self. It's not just so you can parent at your highest capacity. It's also because they need you to model healthy habits.
  4. Gossiping: Go ahead and talk smack about the Real Housewives. But when it comes to real people, especially people your kids know, it's time to exercise some self control. People disappoint us, and it's okay to say so. But I don't think it's right to just carelessly slag off on people in front of your kids.
  5. Any activity that could be classified as a felony: Try really hard not get land your ass in jail. Who will take care of your kids, then?
  6. Picking up guys at bars and bringing them home: If you're single, keep the sexy times far away for your kids. No one wants to see a strange man in Mommy's bathrobe at breakfast. Oh -- I guess this goes for married women, too. Husbands hate it when you bring home someone else to sleep with. Ehrm, usually.
  7. Eating ice cream for dinner. Steam some broccoli and boil some pasta. We all have bad nights, but try.

What do you think people have to stop doing once they become parents?

by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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ChocolateJunky
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Having sex on the kitchen counter. That's a big no-no. 

GOBryan
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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That can be done while the kids are in school. lol. 

Quoting ChocolateJunky:

Having sex on the kitchen counter. That's a big no-no. 


MixedCooke
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:31 AM

1) being selfish

2) partying

3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years

4) not doing things in moderation

5) using profanity

6) getting into heated arguments

7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job

Bookoholic
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:39 AM
Seriously, I stay up till 2am every night, I have insomnia. You try being an insomniac and not stay up late. If I could go to bed at 10pm every night I would. I get up about ah hr after Ds which is usually 9:30am. Sometimes Ds sleeps till 8,8:30,9 I put a movie on and sleep till I can get up. So while I understand your go to be early its not easy for everyone to do that sadly.


Quoting MixedCooke:

1) being selfish


2) partying


3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years


4) not doing things in moderation


5) using profanity


6) getting into heated arguments


7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job


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Bookoholic
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM
1 mom liked this
Read a book for more then 20 minutes.
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MixedCooke
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:55 AM

 I work nights and chose to because of insomnia overall (and my husband's snoring) so you are preaching to the choir.  My girls wake up at 630am so sleeping late for us is 8am.  Melatonin does help me to drift off easier though.


Quoting Bookoholic:

Seriously, I stay up till 2am every night, I have insomnia. You try being an insomniac and not stay up late. If I could go to bed at 10pm every night I would. I get up about ah hr after Ds which is usually 9:30am. Sometimes Ds sleeps till 8,8:30,9 I put a movie on and sleep till I can get up. So while I understand your go to be early its not easy for everyone to do that sadly.


Quoting MixedCooke:

1) being selfish


2) partying


3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years


4) not doing things in moderation


5) using profanity


6) getting into heated arguments


7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job



 

Bookoholic
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:58 AM
Lol, just wanted to make sure you weren't one of those moms who think because your a mom means you HAVE to sleep at a such time to make life work. Life doesn't work like that no matter who you are; those that sleep at a "normal" hour are the ones hiding there truths. 10/11 is late for us.


Quoting MixedCooke:

 I work nights and chose to because of insomnia overall (and my husband's snoring) so you are preaching to the choir.  My girls wake up at 630am so sleeping late for us is 8am.  Melatonin does help me to drift off easier though.




Quoting Bookoholic:

Seriously, I stay up till 2am every night, I have insomnia. You try being an insomniac and not stay up late. If I could go to bed at 10pm every night I would. I get up about ah hr after Ds which is usually 9:30am. Sometimes Ds sleeps till 8,8:30,9 I put a movie on and sleep till I can get up. So while I understand your go to be early its not easy for everyone to do that sadly.



Quoting MixedCooke:


1) being selfish



2) partying



3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years



4) not doing things in moderation



5) using profanity



6) getting into heated arguments



7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job





 


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Cafe Robin
by Head Admin on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM

 This is another good list!:)

Quoting MixedCooke:

1) being selfish

2) partying

3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years

4) not doing things in moderation

5) using profanity

6) getting into heated arguments

7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job

 

Cafe Robin
by Head Admin on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

 I have insomnia, too!  Luckily, I don't need a lot of sleep....

Quoting MixedCooke:

 I work nights and chose to because of insomnia overall (and my husband's snoring) so you are preaching to the choir.  My girls wake up at 630am so sleeping late for us is 8am.  Melatonin does help me to drift off easier though.

 

Quoting Bookoholic:

Seriously, I stay up till 2am every night, I have insomnia. You try being an insomniac and not stay up late. If I could go to bed at 10pm every night I would. I get up about ah hr after Ds which is usually 9:30am. Sometimes Ds sleeps till 8,8:30,9 I put a movie on and sleep till I can get up. So while I understand your go to be early its not easy for everyone to do that sadly.


Quoting MixedCooke:

1) being selfish


2) partying


3) staying up late since they wake at the crack of dawn until they hit the pre-teen years


4) not doing things in moderation


5) using profanity


6) getting into heated arguments


7) doing anything that may jeopardize your job


 

 

 

Cafe Robin
by Head Admin on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

 LOL!!

Quoting GOBryan:

That can be done while the kids are in school. lol. 

Quoting ChocolateJunky:

Having sex on the kitchen counter. That's a big no-no. 


 

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