Some Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mom by Kami

04 May 2010

Please welcome Kami from No Biggie. Her blog is a montage of all of her favorite things, including: crafting, cooking, and thrifting. Her  interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find. Kami graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Public Relations and loves to spend her non-blogging hours with her husband Kyle, two children, and one little puppy-faced dog.

1. I've learned that it doesn't matter how many years there are between your children, because they will still play, fight & love each other just the same.
2. I've learned that it doesn't matter how your children come to you, they are still your children and you will love them just the same.
3. I've learned that it all goes too fast, and that there's no better day than today to lay on the floor and play cars.
4. I've learned that as a mom, I've become a 'bottom feeder', always finishing off the gross food they don't eat. Yuck! (...someone help me!)
5. I've learned to take my toddler's shoes off once we are in the car, avoiding the dreaded shoe hitting me in the head.
6. I've learned to hold open doors for other moms pushing strollers, because I've been there and I know.
7. I've learned through a lot of infertility heartache to cherish and love the two that I've been blessed with.
8. I've learned that taking a step outside into the fresh air not only calms a fussy baby, but is good for all of us.
9. I've learned that being a mother is one of the most important things I could ever do with my life.
10. I've learned that it's important to also be in the pictures, rather than just take the pictures.


  1. Kami~
    I am totally a bottom feeder and my kids throw shoes in the car too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lessons and pictures with all of us~

  2. I love Kami and her awesome blog. She has such a zest for motherhood and it comes through in every post. Thanks Melissa!

  3. I enjoyed reading that. It seems like I have a lot in common with her and that feels good.

  4. I enjoyed reading #10. My daughters are grown and since I was the only one inititating picture taking all thru the years I am hardly in any. I have tons of my girls and that is all that matters to me, but they noticed it when looking through albums and it make them kind of sad not to see me as part of the family.

  5. I LOVE Kami! She has such a wonderful perspective on life! Great thoughts on motherhood Kami!

    I love the one about US being in the pictures. It's hard to remember to do that sometimes!


  6. I can relate to the one about it being important to not only just take photos but actually be in them. We'd go on vacation and all the photos would be of my hubby and my son...people would ask me...where were you? DUH taking the now I ask complete strangers to get a photo of all of us...hey if it works? Have a happy day!

  7. Good insight, especially the part about moms being in the photos too. I shy away from the camera these days (um, the gym and I haven't been good friends in a looong time). Great post!

    Hugs from another bottom feeder. Ew.

  8. My children have grown and are teenagers now but I still remember and can relate to all of these things! They grow up too fast so enjoy this time together!

  9. So sweet! My son is turning 16 tomorrow and it DOES go fast:(

  10. Great post! I enjoyed reading all of these. One of my favorites, #6, holding the door open for other moms with strollers! Fabulous! I wish there were more people who did this too.

  11. That list is great! The "bottom feeder" bit made me laugh. Number 10 is so true though...!

    Thanks for the list : )


  12. Thank you Melissa, for inviting me to be apart of such a great week of posts. I will be posting about this opportunity tomorrow.

    Have a nice Mother's Day weekend.

  13. I Love this post (and Kami!). Now I know the proper term for myself--bottom feeder!

  14. I love it! Especially the picture one. With my first, I felt too chubby to be in pictures after she was born and now I look back and only have a few pictures of myself with her as a baby and totally regret it. So just yesterday I let that same daughter take a picture of me with my 3 month old and I definitely have serious muffin top. And I didn't delete it because it's me and my baby.

    BTW, for some reason, seeing that picture of Kami with her newborn boy (top center of collage) got me all teary eyed!

    Love the post and love Kami and her blog!

  15. Great post! And, Melissa, I love your blog and your name! We share the same name. :)

  16. Love that list! Kami is such a darling mom...and blogger!

  17. Wonderful words from a woman who is one of the most wise, kind, talented, stylish & beautiful women I have ever met.


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