There are some things that you will never understand until you have the honour of being the mum of a toddler - mostly what changes and what you have to give up.
And no matter how much you might moan about how tough some things are, it definitely makes you appreciate little luxuries all the more.
Before you became a mum, you might have enjoyed spending your Saturday aimlessly walking through shops dreaming about what you would love to buy if only you could afford it. You get the same pleasure from online shopping
Going to the library
Yes, the library. Mainly because it’s free and your toddler can enjoy the kids corner, but also because you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Serious bliss.
A clean hallway
Between wellies, coats, toys and muck, the hallway can get pretty cluttered and untidy. But on the rare occasion that it is actually spotless and child paraphernalia free, it is one of the best things in the world.
No time for washing means you’ll often pull on clothes in the morning only to realise, usually when you are half way down the road, that there is dried cracker mashed into the sleeve.
Lots of lovely sleep
A good night's sleep is few and far between, but when you get some it is definitely the biggest and best luxury of all time.
Getting your food delivered right to your front door without the need to lug your three-year-old around the shops – what could be better?!
A quick run or a half an hour of yoga might have been the idea of pain before you became a mum but anything that allows you enjoy a little 'me-time' no matter how short, is the ultimate pleasure.
Getting your mum to babysit
Babysitters are expensive so when your mum offers to take your youngster for the night it’s bliss. It is definitely one of those rare little luxuries that you cherish.