5 Things I’m Embracing Before I Become a Mom

It’s the home stretch of this season — so I’m making it count.

Talia Diaz
4 min readAug 2, 2022


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I’m 29 years old and it’s really hitting me hard lately: this season of my life is rapidly approaching its end.

I’m referring to the season I’ve been in for the last decade — when my husband and I lived solely for ourselves, our own wants, needs, preferences, etc.

It’s been a blast, but if all goes to plan, life is going to change dramatically before we know it.

I’ll just get this out of the way right now… I’m not pregnant. However, in the relatively near future, I (hopefully) will be.

And before that day comes, I’m making it my mission to leave this “childless” season of life with no regrets.

So in the spirit of “living it up” while I can, here are the 5 things I’m focusing on prioritizing in the home stretch of the “married with no kids” life:

1. Sleeping

Ha! I’m sure this is hardly the way many people would define “living it up.” But I must say — I’m the kind of person that absolutely loves my sleep.

I like sleeping in, I like taking naps...I really love sleep in any form I can get it.

And as I understand it, uninterrupted sleep will become a thing of the past in motherhood (at least for quite a while) — so I’m making it my business to get all that I can now.

One day, hopefully, I will thank myself for preemptively getting those extra hours of sleep I will inevitably be deprived of after kids.

2. Going on adults-only vacations

What’s a great way to embrace this final phase of being an adult-only family? Doing things we won’t be able to do with kids!

We’ve tried to centralize all of our recent and upcoming vacations around this concept.

A few months ago, we went to Hawaii — which is a 12-hour day of flying for us. Although Hawaii seems like a great family destination, I’m not exactly tickled pink at the thought of making that 12-hour trek with a baby.

For that reason, we did Hawaii this year in anticipation that we probably wouldn’t have…



Talia Diaz

I write about all things personal finance, navigating the corporate world, and challenging the status quo. Let’s get to work 💜