Motherhood... a job like no other

Philippines
August 22, 2011 5:40am CST
I am a single mom and motherhood is not as easy as anyone would think. all those sleepless nights and dealing with tantrums is nerve wrecking. There's never a day goes by without our home being in such a mess. Dealing with my toddler is so difficult especially now that im toilet training him and I also had a hard time dealing with his separation anxiety.. you will come to the point that you dont know what to do anymore. Despite the hardwork, i love being a mom. Its challenging and most of all very rewarding. There's just things that money can't buy and this is one of those.
12 responses
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
I agree, I am a mother of two girls and I would never exchange this for the world. I love being a mom. The kids inspires me and energize me. Even if I am tired just a hug and kiss from them takes the tiredness away. Being a mother is really a rewarding role. Motherhood made me feel complete. It made me feel that I have done an important role, a partner of God in bringing life. They added meaning and purpose of my life. I know that when they grow up they will have their life ahead of them, so I am enjoying every moment I have with them.
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
My son throw tantrums most of the time and im not so good at handling it. I've become irritable and angry and mad but just one smile takes it all away. I agree to what you said, motherhood makes us complete, not every women is given the chance to be a mother and a parent as well, im just glad i have been given such wonderful opportunity to experience how it is to be a mother. I too is enjoying every moment of it.. life is short though..
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
Hello there! Welcome to mylot! :) Being a single mom or being a mother is really hard. My eldest is now in his 3rd year in highschool. Enjoy the time with your kid for they grow so fast! Kids bring us joy and inspiration in life. I agree that it is very rewarding especially when you see them grow up into a good individual.
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
that's true. im starting get the hang of parenthood. i just cant believe how time flies. Looking at my son made me realize, how much i've grown as an individual.. i've become more responsible and family oriented. I cant imagine what i've endured, the past 2 years was really hard for me, with all those judgemental neighbors. My son is 2 years old now and im proud to say that im hands on when it comes to taking care of him.
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
foremost, hats off to you for rearing your child alone. true enough, being a mom is beyond compare, though a tough job, it is still the most rewarding task ever. the sweat, tired body and the sleepless nights can never be traded with any job because our children are basically so priceless.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
23 Aug 11
Hi babyshei, I appreciate you are handling baby single handed. I used to leave both my children at the creche when they were 1 year and my son just 55 days though my husband was staying at a distance then. And it rally was a pain when I had to leave for work and they both start crying at the creche. I just used to keep both of them busy with me whenever I am at home, like keep on talking to them while working at the kitchen. Handling my son was a bit tough as he was too naughty. At two, you should give him quality time and try doing activities which keep him happy and busy too. I am sure you can introduce him to some nearby preparatory / playgroup school. best wishes and welcome to mylot.
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Hi! ya i totally agree with you that being a single parent is not easy. i myself is a single parent. but being a mother itself is really a challenging role in life. Just take one step at a time. and every challenges in life take it as a learning and also it helps you to decide on what to do. And don't forget to call with the Lord for some guidance and protections.
• India
23 Aug 11
yes,i agree with you it is really a hsrd job to do.. i don't know how womens manage it? salute to all mothers..!
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Like you, i am still single. But I really appreciate my mom. Shes the best mom in the world. Honestly, at the age of 23, I can say that i am still dependent to my mom. She cooks my food. I don't want to eat the foods that was served in our house if my mom didn't cook it.I know that i should learn to be independent but I can't help it. I really want my mom to be at my side always. I know that the things that shes doing while we are way from home are not easy. but shes not complaining that to us. When we reached home after office, all are in order. i mean she finished all the household chores that day. Motherhood is really not a joke. that is why we should be thankful that we have our mom.:-P
@HeartROB (434)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
The job of a mom is not that easy. I guesse being a mom is the hardest job of all. And take note, that is the hardest job without any financial payment. So it is not really that easy. And you know what is the greatest payment of a mom would be? Love and respect to them. That would be the greatest gift that we could give to them. Love and respect your moms my friend. And to you my friend, I salute you!!:))
@jazel_juan (15759)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
i know what you mean, at times the stress gets to you..so also do take time to be with yourself..have fun too. I have three wonderful kids and i tell you the house is a jungle! With paperplanes flying all over, with their toys scattered and during meal time? a mess! so i do instill discipline so they will learn how to behave well..but kids are kids, for them its all fun fun fun. But like you have said, it is rewarding and looking forward to seeing more of their achievements and the stress is taken away if you see them laugh and smile and they give you their hugs and kisses.
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
im still single... but to be a single mom is very admiring. i have lot of friends that are single mom also - all i can hear from them is fulfillment. congrats!!!
• United States
22 Aug 11
I agree that motherhood is stressful at times but you have to look at all the rewards that being a mother brings to you. Dealing with separation anxiety can be hard for a while, but things will work out for you. Your child just does not want to let go of the one person that they love the most. Good luck with the stress, I know it can get the best of you at times.
@enigma13 (372)
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
hey babyshei! welcome to myLot! I'm also a mother and I agree with you. A bad moment will soon be forgotten once your child hugs you or throws you a big grin. I don't think there is any other job in the world as complicated and as important as being a mom. Although it's hard, I won't exchange being a mom for any other occupation in the world. Being a mom is priceless.