Becoming a mother means changing your life. You nurture a new life and let your baby’s needs and total dependency become your focus. No one has ever needed your presence that much before. It isn’t surprising that mothers focus on their babies and lose focus of themselves.
As a mother, you do heroic things. Give birth, breastfeed your baby, take responsibility for your child. As you win in each arena, you grow in confidence. Most mothers find some of these steps challenging. Some mothers seem to be naturals, but they have their hidden struggles, too. So my question of the day is: where are the motherhood Oscars?
I know mothers whom I admire who have breastfed their children for nine or more years altogether. I know moms who homeschool and help their children achieve their dreams. I know mothers who cook every day and manage to keep their houses uncluttered. None of the mothers find all of this easy. It is challenging and rewarding. Unfortunately there are no awards ceremonies for mothers we admire. So when you see a mom who is doing her job in an admirable way, praise her! She will appreciate it, I guarantee it.
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