Unsugar Coated Motherhood

The Bittersweet Truth about the Early Days of Motherhood

Family photo taken in Brighton April 2015At some point soon
I know there will be
Hot food and coffee
Waiting for me

At some point soon
I’ll have more time
For the luxuries in life
All things fine

At some point soon
I’ll have more sleep
Just think of all
The wonders I’ll achieve

At some point soon
I’ll remember things
My brain won’t be mush
And resemble a sieve

But for now I shall try
To enjoy each day
Watching and joining
The kids when they play

For they grow up too fast
And in no time at all
I’ll long for these days
When my babies were small



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  1. Sweet post. I miss when my boys were little babies but love seeing the people they are growing into. As they say the days are long and years are short which i must remember with my toddler. Terrible two’s

  2. Succinct and true!

  3. Thanks so much lovely, I’m pleased you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Really pleased you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful! This sums up exactly how I feel.

  6. Such a beautiful poem and captures the bittersweetness of life with little ones. I have many moments when I find myself wishing to be able to have time for myself, for a hot cup of coffee and then I remind myself how much I’ll miss them needing me when they are bigger.

  7. I like this Reneรฉ! I think it’s really important to try and remain positive through all the challenges and transitions. I know #thetruthabout is a place where people can come to be completely honest, even if that means being unable to see the light but it’s nice to be reminded that there is light after the darkness if you look for it. X

  8. And that my lovely friend is the very best way of looking at it xx

  9. I think it’s a common train of thought to think life will “get easier” and end up wishing it away, but in actual fact life rarely is easy… Best to have as good a time as possible right now so there’s nothing to regret in the years to come ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m certain that the tough bits will end up being completely excluded from our memory over time ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. We did and got amazing weather! Feels lime an age ago now already ๐Ÿ™

  12. They really are! Can’t believe how fast time disappears…

  13. It really will lovely x

  14. I get the impression it happens to most parents Vicki!!

  15. Sorry to hear that Vic. I used to be obsessed with time disappearing too fast, and have had to make a concerted effort to just enjoy the moment and stop worrying about what tomorrow will bring xx

  16. Many a true word spoken. I did find myself wishing the days away when Grace was small – only to regret feeling that way now! Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx

  17. Thanks lovely xx

  18. Nooooooo don’t tell me that! Ahhh honestly though I’m not surprised, the more people I talk to with older kids the more I hear this. It’s all part of the journey of motherhood though xx

  19. Hi Renee, a lovely bitter/ sweet poem. Children do grow up sooo fast, but being a parent can be sooo hard too that we can’t help it if sometimes we look forward to those days when we can sit and enjoy a coffee in peace.

    I’m not sure if I should tell you this, but my brain is still total mush and my two are well into their teens. So things may not change their for you, but for now enjoy getting stuck in with your little ones as they’ll soon be all big and ugly!


  20. So lovely darling. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  21. So very very true! We all wish away time too easily. I hated it when my kids were very young…they both had their problems and i didn’t cope very well. Now I wish I could do it all again!!

  22. Really well written and so spot on. One day that some day soon will be here before we know it won’t it? x

  23. Beautiful!

    The days are long but the yeas are short, as they say xx

  24. That’s a lovely photo! Glad you made it to the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Lovely and very true. I sometimes forget this isn’t forever (both the amazing and tough parts). Drinking hot tea and relaxing will be nice, but so is this very special time when I am needed so much and the centre of my little boy’s life ๐Ÿ™‚ #Prose4T #Brilliantblogposts

  26. Lovely words. So true. there are times we long for them to grow up so we can get a better balance in our lives but we will miss so many things about them being young, when they do.

  27. Beautiful poem my lovely. I also always try to remind myself that when times are challengingn it is only a phase. My babies are growing up so quickly. I want to enjoy every step of their development, be it fun or outrageously loud and grumpy. X

  28. Haha the coal face, love it! Thanks for the original inspiration hon xxx

  29. Oh Renee, this is lovely. We’re obviously in the same place at the moment – the coal face. See you at the top ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxx

  30. I love the term mum-nesia, I know I’ll definitely end up feeling the same. Thanks for the original inspiration hon xx

  31. You will indeed Renee – I’m at that point now! Things change and I’m just trying to find the good in the moment – the hot coffee, lie-ins, peace and quiet during the school day. I do miss the early days though but know that I’ve got the rose tinted spectacles on! x x

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