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As mothers, we reside in a unique place that only mothers can relate to. We reside "In the Motherhood". It's that place that our daily routine occurs, and where we rarely, if ever, get to leave.
The Motherhood is filled with cozy hugs, butterfly kisses, and bedtime stories. It is also filled with sleepless nights, kids screaming, time outs, and barf. Two seemingly parallel worlds that do exist- welcome to life in the motherhood.
Here we've put together some info that covers the whole spectrum of life in the motherhood, from the precious moments to the ugly truths. There may be something you've been looking for, then again, you just might find something to waste a little time on while the kids nap.
How do you
? Dictionary.com does it something like this:
1.The state of being a mother; maternity
2. The qualities or spirit of being a mother
Or my personal favorite,
3. Having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable.
Way to go Dictionary.com! Life in the motherhood certainly doesn't always feel like it's just, or that we as mothers are good and worthy. But now you know it's true because the dictionary says it's so!
It seems that these days everyone has a different idea of what the
role of motherhood
really is. Is it simply to give birth or is it the care and effort that goes into raising a child?
I think it's moms who live in the motherhood every day and who deal with the reality that the job is not always a glamorous one are those who truly portray what motherhood is all about. Heck, if we get honest with ourselves, sometimes it outright stinks!
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom, and I love my kids more than life itself, but anyone that will tell you that it is all hearts and rainbows all the time is in denial.
Now if you've just had your first baby then your still so in love you can't see anything else, like the fact that you're about to take the wildest ride of your life. Ladies, get in line for the crazy train- first stop, in the motherhood!
The price of motherhood
is a high one. Moms sacrifice their time, effort, and yes, sometimes even their sanity! Raising kids is hard work. There is always more that needs to be done than time to do it in, and there is always more stuff they want to have and do than money to buy it or do it.
I think being a mom should be a paid job. Yes, we get paid in love, but who of you would object to some extra money to go on a shopping spree or take that vacation you've been wanting to take? I certainly wouldn't!
I thought I'd share a few good
that I thought were really relevant to the way a mom feels.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. Chinese Proverb
That's so true. Let's face it, we all think our kids are the best, even when they act the worst!
But here is one of my favorites:
I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then, I want to move in with them. Phyllis Diller
You rock Phyllis! Sounds good to me! Seems to me she's got some definite experience in the motherhood.
One thing that I've learned is that to keep my sanity I need a little
now and then. Being a mom is very important work, but sometimes you just have to laugh,
(or you'll cry!)
Humor is just another way we express ourselves, and I believe laughter really is the best medicine. How many times have you found yourself in a situation that was just so ridiculous that you HAD to stop and laugh at your predicament? Sometimes it occurs on a daily basis!
Kids definitely have a way of bringing out the lighter side of life.
Another way that I cope, especially in my earlier years of being a mom, is to write poetry. In the beginning when I was filled with all these newfound feelings and emotions, it just seemed to come naturally. I was overwhelmed with love and pride and found it quite easy to write about it.
Now a days with four kids in tow I find it a bit more difficult to find the time to write, but I still love to read motherhood poems. Poetry has a way of speaking to some people, if you can hear it above the kids yelling at each other, that is.
Sometimes it's just a matter of writing down your feelings on paper. It may not look much like poetry, but your feelings have real meaning that when reflected on years later, can reveal where your heart was at at that time. And looking into the heart is, to me, the truest form of poetry.
Moms always tell the best stories too, don't they? Think back to your own childhood. Did you always get to hear about how they had it so much worse back in their day?
They didn't have all the luxuries that we get to enjoy, of course! And it never failed that if dinner was something not quite to my liking, I always got to hear about all the
starving children in Africa that would be thrilled to get even a morsel of what I was eating. My usual reply was "well feel free to send it to them."
Being in the motherhood ourselves now though sure makes our moms look a whole lot smarter, doesn't it? Ah yes, motherhood stories are the best!
Seriously though, the gift of motherhood is something that all of us who are moms are well aware of. Our children are by far our greatest accomplishment, and every day that we have them is a blessing.
So in ending my thoughts on life in the motherhood, I would like to share with you my tribute to motherhood. How do you pay tribute to the single most important job in the entire universe? (In my opinion.)
Mothers everywhere, you ought to be proud. Whether you approach your role with seriousness or silliness, your job has meaning, and you are valued- not only by your family, but by other members of the club where only mom's reside- in the motherhood!
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