At some point, you’ve probably heard someone say: "Life is over once you have kids." And sometimes, when you’re exhausted and overwhelmed, you may even wonder if they’re right.
But the truth is — while being a parent IS exhausting and time-consuming — your life is far from over once you become a “mom” or “dad.”
In fact, many people go on to accomplish great things after having kids — often because of their kids. Take J.K. Rowling, for example, who was a single mom when she wrote and published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
But you don’t have to be J.K. freaking Rowling to accomplish something! This mom went back to college 30+ years after dropping out and graduated — the same year as her daughter.
And this dad was inspired by his kids to get fit when he couldn't keep up with them on a hike.
So, we want to know about the things you — or a parent you’re proud of — accomplished after having kids. Tell us in the Dropbox below (feel free to include a photo too) and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!