Whether you're willing to accept it or not, becoming a parent changes you in some way. Even celebrities are admitting to the "change."
Matt Damon told Parade magazine that he's probably more boring than he used to be, since he goes to bed earlier and gets up earlier. "I think being a parent changes everything about you in really little ways and in ways that you don't really understand unless you have kids," he says. "It's kind of like describing a guitar chord -- it's not really a simple thing to do."
Even the perfectly perfect Gywneth Paltrow feels the change, saying that parenthood has changed her DNA! "Motherhood has changed me in every way. It changed everything from my DNA on up," she reveals to OK! magazine. "My perspective is so much different and the way I spend my day is different."
We asked our community to tell us how parenthood has changed them. Here's what some of them had to say:
Debbie said: Motherhood changed me a lot. I was a very laid back and didn't really worry about the future until I had my oldest. I was still kinda laid back about his eating schedule, sleeping schedule but with these younger two ... I went from go with the flow to "interrupt my schedule and die!!!!" Seriously, I have to keep them on schedule or my whole day is just so off-kilter I can't concentrate.
Bec Thomas said: I certainly get less good sleep. It's a lot harder to do things at the drop of a pin and you have to be more choosy about where you go.
Joanne said: I used to be organized and now I am super organized. I used to be fairly clean, and now I clean clean clean. I used to be a good listener, now I am a good listener, watcher, smeller ... ha! And I am definitely more tired ... must be the heightened skill set ;-)
Michelle said: Aside from the fact that I have no problems talking about poop, snotty noses or vajayjay-related issues and that my midsection just isn't what it was before kids, I think it's safe to say that I'm still the same ol' me.
Rayna said: I think that motherhood hasn't changed my personality ... however, it has definitely changed my lifestyle. I now go to bed much earlier than I used to. I also treasure sleep. I think that sleep is a gift from God! I think that motherhood has mellowed me to the point of being a better, more efficient, more stretch-marked version of me!
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