What It Means To Be A Mother

Motherhood. While many women experience it, everyone’s journey is unique.


What is a Mother

Being a mom means more than giving birth to a child. It's loving and knowing a soul before you even see it. It's carrying and caring for a life completely dependent on you for survival. It's giving air to the lungs that grew within you, and sight to the eyes that will never see you as anything but mommy. The meaning of being a mother is virtually endless. A mother is a protector, teacher, and best friend. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience.

More Than a Mother 

Despite the differences, I think all mothers can all agree that motherhood is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding and fulfilling jobs. In my mother’s experience, motherhood is a part of her, but not all she is. She taught me how to be a parent, but also how to be a parent and discover my own new passions outside of the parenting role. There must be balance in everything. Balance might sound ridiculous when you have a two year old screaming at you, but it’s a key principle that some moms learn too late.  

No One is Perfect 

In life, there is no such thing as perfection, especially when it comes to motherhood. Although some moms may appear to have the perfect children, perfect family, and perfect life, there are always struggles that we will never see. No one's motherhood journey should be compared to anyone else’s because they are all different in their own beautiful ways. There is no perfect mother. If there were perfect mothers, then we would never try to be better. 

To all the overwhelmed mamas, you’re doing amazing! Your baby doesn’t want a perfect mom, they want a happy and healthy mom. Remember that you are beautiful, strong, resilient and you will get through whatever motherhood struggles you’re facing. We’re in this together! A happy mom is a better mom!