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"Before I was a Mom"

For Moms, Grandmas, and the men and children who love them.

Before I was a Mom I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on.
Pooped on. Spit on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.....
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

And before I was a Grandma
I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled!
Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma.

I just did.

Happy Mother's Day!

Author: Unknown

Spring Fantasy Luncheon

We appreciate all of the playgroups that participated and contributed to the Spring Fantasy Luncheon Charity Auction on April 28, 2013. Each playgroup that participated had the opportunity to win one of the prize categories: Best Theme Basket, Best Overall Basket, and Best Priceless Basket.
Congratulations to our winners!  Each playgroup that won will receive a Playgroup Photo Shoot.
Best Theme - Beach Area Late 2013 - Mid 2011 Playgroup.  Playgroup Photo Shoot provided by Rosanna Photography.
Best Overall Basket - Eastern Chula Vista Playgroup. Playgroup Photo Shoot provided by Ashley Whyard Photography.
Best Priceless Basket - Working Moms '08-'10 Playgroup. Playgroup Photo Shoot provided by Wedding Day Reflections.
Upcoming Events:
  • May 16 Sugar Night Night, Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Carlsbad, 11-Noon
  • May 17  Hullabaloo Band, SMWB-UTC, 10am and 11am
  • May 18  Women's Expo, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 8-Noon
  • May 20  Joy of Parenting, SMWB-UTC, 6:30-8pm
  • May 21  Move, Play Group, SMWB-UTC
  • May 22  Dealing with Power Struggles, Baby Garten (South Park), 6:30-8pm
To register for a class, click here.

Tiffany Corcoran A Closet Organizer
Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

You may remember her from the Spring Fantasy Luncheon.  Pianist/singer/songwriter Joan Kurland has delighted audiences around the country with her uniquely entertaining blend of heart, humor, and depth.  In addition to performing for parties, weddings, senior centers, religious and memorial services, and corporate events, Joan teaches piano and voice in San Diego, and assists singers in preparing for theatrical auditions.  Call her at (619)464-2525 or email joankurland@sbcglobal.net, or check her out on youtube/joankurland.

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