Written by a contributing writer.
No matter how much you might read or hear about it, nothing can really prepare you for the actual experience of motherhood. This is a realization that people come into all by themselves, as there is no other way to come to it. The truth is that having a child is full of so many countless mysteries and strange occurrences that you can never be fully prepared. But the more you know beforehand, the more likely it is that you will at least have the right kinds of response when they occur for you. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the real unexpected elements of being a mother which you might not have fully grasped yet.
Although you probably don’t want to think too much about the money, there is no doubt that it is going to pray on your mind at least a little. That is entirely natural; it is extremely expensive to raise a child, after all, and money plays a hugely important role in all our lives. It is unlikely that you have really taken on board just how expensive it is, however. There are so many expenses to consider that it is practically impossible to list them all, and that's why it comes as such a shock for so many parents. You can’t put them all together in a list, so when you see the money disappearing from your account, you might be surprised. But don’t worry. As long as you are sensible, you should find that the financial side of things does not take too much of a toll on your life overall, and there is no way that it will affect your newfound sense of happiness and completion.
Before you even think about having a baby, you will never find yourself researching the ins and outs of the experience. But once you are expecting, suddenly you find that you can’t help but research every last detail down to the finest point. This is both perfectly natural and actually a pretty good sign. If you are looking into it with this kind of close vision, it is likely that you are going to be a very attentive mother, so that is a definite plus. But the sheer amount of research you will carry out is likely to boggle you - from finding the best baby stroller for your kid to looking up what you can expect at each stage of their life. You can’t be too prepared, and in all likelihood you are about to become a Googling queen.
Even though we all know about the intense bond between mother and child, you just can't fully comprehend it until you experience it for yourself. This is something that routinely blows mothers away, as it is just so indescribable. Fortunately, this is one of the better parts of motherhood, and something that you really have to look forward to. It is the kind of experience that will remind you just how worthwhile it all was all along.