Carol Ofori's hilariously relatable stories about being a mom

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  • Television and radio personality Carol Ofori is a doting mom to two beautiful children. 
  • Carol admits becoming a mother "was a shock to her system".
  • "Getting hugs and kisses from both my five-year-old and one-year-old is by far the best thing about being a mom," Carol says.

Television and radio personality Carol Ofori is a doting mom to two beautiful children. 

Carol, who hosts the 9:00 to 13:00 slot on East Coast Radio and educational series Raising Babies 101 Mondays at 9:00 on SABC 2, admits becoming a mother "was a shock to her system". 

"Life changes forever," says Carol, but hugs and kisses makes every minute worth it!

"If there is anything that being a mom has taught me, it's that kiddy love is like no other love," she says. 

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You never really have 'your time' anymore

Life changes forever after having a child, the notion of spending time alone becomes an entirely different thing than what you're used to it being.

"From the second your first child is born, your time is no longer your time. A new baby brings with frequent feeding and nappy changes - and these things all happen on your child's terms."

"As my son got older, I learned that even going to the toilet warrants company - and it does not matter if it's a number one or two, you will have a toilet buddy with you! Even conversations on the phone must be declared! You always get asked 'Who was that?' or 'Was that daddy?' by the little detectives. So be careful what you say around them because they will re-enact what you did or said!"

Your kids will make you laugh uncontrollably

Kids really do say and do the darndest things, and from the moment that they are born, they will bring more smiles to your face than the tears of being overwhelmed.

"Some of the funniest and sweetest things I have heard have been said by my son," Carol admits. "I think one thing that stands out for me is when I get dressed up and walk out the room, and my son shouts: 'Oooooh you look lovely!' That always warms my heart."

Carol adds: "Another thing that made me laugh was when my son overheard me on a call with my sister. I was telling her about a guy who was hitting on me at the grocery store and told her that he acted like such a creep. A few hours later, I overheard my son telling his teddy not to be a creek. I laughed out loud because I think creeps should now be called creeks! It's moments like this that remind me how lucky I am to be a mom to my children."

The best part of parenting is getting that hug and kiss

Being a first-time parent, you are constantly looking after your children. Every new phase of growth comes with its own set of challenges, and you keep learning as you go along. So, getting hugs and kisses from your kids is often the best validation one can ask for. 

"Getting hugs and kisses from both my five-year-old and one-year-old is by far the best thing about being a mom," Carol says

"They do it with such intention and admiration. I often find they give you affection when they know you need it and it will make your day. If there is anything that being a mom has taught me, it's that kiddy love is like no other love."

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Compiled by Graye Morkel

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