Myths Of Motherhood Versus Reality

There are many myths of motherhood. Some people are still walking around thinking that being a mom is an easy job, and one that is easily done well with little effort.

Some people just believe what their mother told them about motherhood, only to grow up and find out that the reality is sometimes very different from what mom used to say. (I think deep down, she was trying to protect us!)

We've decided to come up with a little list, five ways in which those silly myths differ from reality.

Myths of Motherhood

1. Motherhood is easy.

2. All mothers are good mothers.

3. A good mom doesn't want time away from her children.

4. Moms should never yell.

5. Mothers spend all day watching soap operas and eating bon bons.

Realities of Motherhood

1. Motherhood is the hardest job there is. If you think it's easy, you obvoiusly haven't tried it.

2. All mothers are not good mothers. Mothering does not come naturally for all women, if it did, we wouldn't have children put up for adoption or living in foster homes. It is a stressful and challenging job that not everyone is cut out for.

3. Even a good mom needs time away from her children. If you don't think so then I suggest you give it a try, it's addicting. Before you know it you'll be begging hubby for that trip to the spa, or better yet, to Hawaii!

4. Okay, so maybe we shouldn't yell, but what mom doesn't? It's like they can't hear us until our voices reach a certain decibel. In the defense of mothers everywhere, we usually do try to use a normal tone of voice the first few half dozen times we ask something, yelling is usually a last resort.

5. Mothers do not spend all day watching soap operas and eating bon bons. Not since the invention of the internet and mocha lattes. :)

Yes, there are many myths of motherhood, but it is only those of us who are actually mothers that know the true difference between the myths and real life.

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