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Tissues of Time: 10 Iconic Tissue Moments in the Motherhood Journey

In the wild and wonderful world of the motherhood journey, there are moments that make you want to laugh, cry, and maybe even do a little happy dance. As mothers, women and maternal beings we've all experienced the joy, the chaos, and the sheer unpredictability of tiny humans. 

Here are a few quotes that capture the essence of this wild ride: "A mother's love knows no bounds," as one unknown author aptly put it. Another wise soul once said, "Home is where your mum is," emphasising the unique comfort and sanctuary mothers provide. Gretchen Rubin reminds us that "the days are long, but the years are short," a sentiment that resonates deeply with anyone who has witnessed the rapid passage of time in parenthood. And who can forget the timeless wisdom encapsulated in the phrase, "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your best friend"? 

Motherhood is a wild ride, full of highs and lows that test our resilience and reshape our identity. From the overwhelming love of holding your newborn to the bittersweet farewells as they carve their own path, each moment is a whirlwind of emotions. 

This Mother’s day, buckle up as we explore 10 iconic motherhood milestones that define this exhilarating journey.

1. The Test: A Journey Begins
The first milestone in motherhood often starts with a test - whether it's the anticipation of seeing two lines on a pregnancy test or the relief of seeing a single line. It's a moment filled with hope, excitement, and sometimes, a tinge of disappointment. Regardless of the outcome, it marks the beginning of a remarkable journey.

2. The Birth Announcement: Welcome to the World, Baby!

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The start of the motherhood journey. The moment you announce to the world that you've created a tiny human. Whether it's with a cute Instagram post or a phone call that ends in happy tears (and maybe a few squeals), sharing the news of your baby's arrival is a thrill like no other. Cue the tissue box for those happy tears!

3. The Day They Learn to Let Go: Bye-Bye Training Wheels, Hello Heartstrings

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Watching our little ones take their first steps into the world of education is a proud moment indeed. With backpacks almost bigger than they are, they take on a journey of learning and growth. It feels like this milestone for them is also a motherhood milestone for you so yes, it's okay to shed a tear or two—we're doing great!

4. The First Day of School: From Backpacks to Breakdowns

From the triumph of watching your kiddo ride a bike for the first time to the bittersweet goodbye as they head off to preschool, learning to let go is all part of the parenting gig. Sure, you'll shed a tear or two (or a whole box of tissues), but seeing your child spread their wings and fly is worth every sniffle. 

5. The Healing Hug: Kisses for Boo-Boos and Hugs for Heartaches

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When your child is hurting—whether it's a scraped knee or a broken heart—there's nothing like a mum's hug to make it all better. Cue the tissues for the tears (yours and theirs) as you wrap them in a warm embrace and remind them that everything's going to be okay. After all, that's what mums are for!

6. The Graduation: Proud Mama Moments

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From preschool to high school and beyond, graduations are like a parenting victory lap, that’s another motherhood milestone! Watching your kiddo cross that stage with their head held high is a moment of pure pride—and maybe a few happy tears (please pass the tissues!)  After all, you helped them get to this moment, and that deserves a standing ovation!

7. The Wedding Day: Here Comes the Bride (or Groom), and Here Come the Waterworks

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Get ready to bust out the waterproof mascara because weddings are a guaranteed tear-jerker for mums. From the emotional father-daughter dance to the vows that make even the toughest mums reach for the tissues, watching your child say "I do" is a motherhood milestone moment you'll never forget.

8. The Empty Nest: From Chaos to Quiet in 18 Short Years

When our children leave the nest, we're met with a mix of emotions. There's newfound freedom, yes, but also a quiet sadness as we adjust to life without them. Rest assured, mum, you're not alone in reaching for the tissues during this transition!

9. The Grandparent Moment: Passing the Torch (and the Tissues)

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Welcoming grandchildren into the world is a joy unlike any other. From holding them for the first time to watching our children become parents themselves, it's a moment filled with love and laughter. Get ready for a whole new adventure!

10. The Reunion: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between

After weeks, months, or even years apart, reunions with your kiddos are the stuff tearful Hallmark movies are made of. Whether it's saying goodbye after a visit, or watching them move out for good, goodbyes are never easy for mums. As they say, "You never really stop being a mum, even when your kids aren't around." So, hug them tight (cue the waterworks!), wish them well, and send them off into the world, knowing that no matter where life takes them, they'll always carry a piece of you with them. Just make sure to have the tissues handy!

In the wild ride that is the motherhood journey, each of these motherhood milestones and  iconic moments is a thrilling twist and turn that'll leave you laughing, crying, and reaching for the tissues. But through all the ups and downs, one thing's for sure: being a mum is the ride of a lifetime. So, grab your tissues, hold on tight, and enjoy every moment of the rollercoaster that is motherhood! And hey, with Eco Cheeks unbleached bamboo tissues by your side, you can wipe away those tears in an eco-friendly style. Cheers to you, mum—you're doing an amazing job! And happy Mother’s day! 🎢👩‍👧‍👦💕

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