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Things You Never Knew To Appreciate Until You Became A Parent

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Before kids, or "BK," life is just different. You have time to think about yourself, make time for things you want to do, and keep your kitchen clean if you want to. Enter baby. Now you've got a 24/7 job, and there are few training opportunities. So you learn on-the-go and once you've mastered a skill like swaddling, the baby outgrows its blankets and you're onto the next thing.

Becoming a parent literally changes everything, including what we appreciate. When before you may have been drawn to restaurants that offered the latest food craze, now you look for kids' menus and crayons. We asked parents what things they started to appreciate after starting a family and this is what they shared.