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.
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!
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.