#AtoZChallenge M is for Mother

Being a Mother is my most important job. That might sound a bit cheesy, but it is absolutely true. I never saw myself as the maternal type, before I had children. I had this vague idea that I would one day have a family, but I never considered the full implications. It is just something that people do, you know? Well, I am learning fast that being a mother is bloody hard work, especially in a society that encourages you to spend time with your children, while simultaneously telling you to go and get a job.

AtoZ Badge M

I look at my own mother now and wonder how she did it all back when we were children. My mum has raised three children to be very independent spirits (my sister is a wandering hippy, and my brother is an adventurous entrepreneur). She had a successful career in middle management, moving from property sales into local authority social services, with a few odd jobs in-between when we were younger. And she is there for us now, whenever we need her, for advice and assistance, and babysitting. If I can be to my children what my mother is to me, then I will be a very happy mother!

SpookyMrsGreen Mother and Sister

And then there are my other babies; my beloved books and stories. Download your free copy of It’s Complicated over on my author website. Thank you.

See you tomorrow, for the next letter in the #AtoZChallenge.

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6 Responses to #AtoZChallenge M is for Mother

  1. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    I’m not a mother (well, I’m mom to two greyhounds, if that counts…) but I know how hard it is to be a mother. I see what my mom went through. I don’t know how she did it all: raise us kids, work, keep the house clean, cook dinner every day, etc. She is an amazing mom and I’m lucky to still have her. In fact, she and my dad are staying with me right now: they came down from NC to spend the winter with me and mom ended up having heart surgery so they’ll be here for a few more months. I’m so grateful for this time we have together.

    I’m sure you’re as good a mother as your mother was. I think that the love of the children drives women to be good mothers…and it’s a powerful love and a powerful motivator.

    Good post!

    Michele at Angels Bark

  2. Being a mother is the most rewarding job there is but it also comes with some of the biggest challenges! What a sweet tribute to yours. 🙂

  3. I’m a kindergarten teacher and an older sister who took care of her younger siblings, we are all six, I have come to realized that my mother has done a great job raising all of us. I see mothers of my students struggling with only one child. Mothers are the most amazing beings in the world.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Being a mother is something really special, and yes it is so sad the mixed messages mothers are given. I never married or had children – was the oldest of ten though! Now I really love the young mothers in the next generation down and all the love they bring to raising up their children. Such important work.

  5. Sandra Ulbrich Almazan says:

    Being a mother really changes you. I have a son, and I’ve learned a lot by following his interests in trains, Egypt, dinosaurs, and Star Wars. It’s also made me think about what we’re leaving for the next generation, so I’ve given up meat and fish to reduce my environmental impact.

  6. Green Magick says:

    I’m a Mom and a grandma. I remember attending baby showers with female relatives when I was a youngster. The most often repeated phrase was, “Aww, just think, someday you’ll have a sweet babe of your own to cuddle”! No talk of difficult teens or

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