Things Moms Say: Motherhood | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

May 9, 2012

Things Moms Say: Motherhood

Motherhood.  It's simple, it's complicated. You love it, you get frustrated by it. It's invigorating, it's exhausting. How do you begin to express what it means to be a Mom? Since it's Mother's Day this weekend, I wanted to challenge all my Momma Friends out there with just that question:  What does being a Mom mean to you?

My Philly Social Media Moms spent some time processing, and came back with some great responses.  Read on to hear what they had to say on the topic of Being a Mom.

What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

What does being a mom mean to me?

It means bringing a life into this world and having it rock you. It means my life has been changed and it can never be the same again. It means never sleeping soundly because you are always aware of every move they make, every sigh the breathe in their sleep. It means never being able to look at yourself as me, but rather we, because they have become an extension of your being. Your body, your life, your heart expanded in ways you never thought possible. It means the frightening responsibility of being entrusted with small, budding lives and helping them know this world and reach their potential.  It is the scariest, funniest, most agonizing, joyous and best thing I could have ever done with my life. 

Here is what some of my favorite bloggers had to say...

"Having a daughter means I get to work through and understand the issues I had with my mom and appreciate the tough job she had to do. She didn't have a role model for her mothering. I also think about the example I want to provide for my daughter who is a bit of a tomboy. I want her to feel confident about herself. Being a mom has stretched me in so many ways, and nothing that I ever would have expected" -- Barb from A Life in Balance

"It means that I get to spend tons and tons of quality time with two little people who look like me, act like their dad, and have personalities of people I've always wanted to know. And I get to watch them grow up and make decisions. It's the best interactive experience ever invented" -- Cindy from Whatever Works

"It means I can't go to the bathroom by myself, get dressed by myself or have a hot meal. Being a mom means putting in the time and the hard work to raise my boys to be the men they should be. It's hard work but it's the best job I've ever had" -- Mychal from My Life in Mommyland

"To me, being a mom means being charged with the biggest responsibility of all - raising another human being to be a compassionate, contributing being on this earth; to share everything you know, mixed with lots of hugs and kisses with people you love more than you ever thought possible" -- Hillary from My Scraps

"Being a mom means you've been given the greatest gift, burden and responsibility all wrapped into one" -- Melinda from Look What Mom Found

"I waited a longtime to be a mom. I had a very successful career of my choosing, traveled, enjoyed life. Something was missing. Now I have a little guy to keep me youthful by experiencing the world through his eyes. It is the best thing that happened for me at the right time in my life. And when it's hard, I remind myself of that!" -- Diane from Knitting Zeal

"Is knowing I would give up my life in a heartbeat for my child!" -- Claudia from Easy Learning Languages

"It means raising kids so that someday they won't need me. THAT is the hardest part of parenting, and THAT is why moms are so dang STRONG" -- Robin from Simple. Green. Organic. Happy

"Being a mom to me means I have the honor if shaping lives, of "making people" the best that they can be. It's a job filled with love and one I take so very seriously. It's the greased gift I have ever been given!" -- Colleen from Souffle Bombay

"Being a mom means that I have the chance to show my daughter the world, fill her life with love and be on a special life journey with my husband" -- Becky from Crafty Garden Mama

"To me it means that I am lucky enough to have two amazing little children that I get to love unconditionally and wholeheartedly; it means every morning I wake up, see their little faces and remember how good my life is because I have them" -- Sarah from Finnegan and the Hughes


I am grateful for the reminder that Motherhood is a gift not to be taken for granted.

I'd love to hear your thoughts: 

What does being a Mom mean to you?

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