Are you ready to be a parent?

Are you ready to be a parent?

Are you ready to be a parent?

Think you're ready to be a parent? You might want to cast your eyes over this list before you rush into it.

Mothers have compiled a list of attributes they think a woman needs before welcoming a baby into the world. 

From willingness to put your child's happiness above your own to having the patience to answer your little one's questions 'a dozen times', mothers have created the checklist they believe you should be able to answer before reproducing. 

So how many can you tick off?



1. Being there when your child needs you

2. Wanting your child's happiness more than your own

3. Coping with all the highs and lows of parenting

4. Loving your child unconditionally

5. Being emotionally available for your child

6. Answering all their questions dozens of times

7. Doing the drudgery of domestic chores like washing, cooking and cleaning out of love

8. Going without so your child has what they need 

9. Giving out hugs and kisses on cue

10. Being willing to scare monsters under the bed

11. Being up for a laugh - like putting music on and dancing with the kids

12. Taking the time to look after the children when they are poorly

13. Giving your time up for snuggles on the couch and bedtime stories

14. Being home to tuck everyone into bed at night

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