101 Reasons Why I Love Being A Mother–Help DFTM Write This List Heather Hopson February 11, 2013 Uncategorized (Photo Courtesty: Melissa & Doug) Dear Diary, As I write this post, my 18-month-old daughter snuggles next to me. Seems sweet? Oh,I forgot to mention she’s pinching me on the arm. Perhaps I should change the title! Oh, wait. She stopped. I can proceed. Before I became a mom, I loved being a television reporter. I enjoyed going to work, brainstorming story ideas and landing exclusive interviews. I never planned on applying to this position. But when I landed the job, it was the biggest blessing I ever received. Now, I look forward to being off the clock and with my daughter. Although being a mother is the hardest job I’ve held, I love every moment–even the moments when I cry, stress or scream (not at my little girl. I usually yell when I trip over a toy or slip on a shirt that’s on the floor instead of in the closet). I love laying next to my daughter and watching her smile in her sleep. I love unpacking at a hotel on a business trip and finding Cheerios in the contents of my suitcase. I love my unorganized, chaotic life. I love that my daughter loves me–even though I sometimes make the part crooked on her ponytails and can never find matching socks. So in observance of Valentine’s Day this week, I decided to reach out to the DFTM community and find out why other women love being a mom. Here’s how you can participate and be featured on the laundry list of reasons why our job rocks. 1. Email email@example.com. Tell me in one sentence why you love being a mom. 2. Upload a photo of you and your child(ren). 3. Include your first name, city and state. Once I receive responses from 100 moms, I’ll post the article here on Diary of a First Time Mom. Feel free to share this story with your friends and family. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.