Happy National Son and Daughter Day! Having kids changes everything—in the best way possible. Thank you to my babies for choosing me and allowing me to be your mom.

Here are just some of the incredible things I've learned from being a mom.

Love

I have such unconditional love for my kids. No matter what, I will always love them and support them in anything they choose to do in life. My family was so close growing up; now that I'm a mom, I understand the bond my mom and dad felt with us.

Patience

There can be ups and downs with kids but no matter what, I always learn so much from them. Being a mom is the most important job I have. Each day, I learn something new from them and I’m so blessed to be able to be present for all of life's little moments.

Selflessness

My priorities changed when I had kids. It's not about me anymore. After North was born, I wanted to be there and make memories together that we would share forever. It really makes you realize how precious life is. They both give me a whole new perspective and inspire me to be the best version of myself.