is being a mother easy ?

Philippines
July 13, 2007 7:50pm CST
just curious , is being a mother a easy job? i dont think so.rearing children is a big task every mother undergoes,plus the budgeting to meet both ends.what do you think?
10 responses
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Being a mother is not easy..It has many rewards but it is a very hard job.. Kids don't come with instructions and each child is different..I loved being a mother and love being a grandmother...
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
thanks for the response!now that i have my own child,i think being a mother needs a lot of patience,understanding.kindness,energy to cope with all the works in the household.
• United States
16 Jul 07
being a mother is an easy task,u have 2 raise ur children,make sure they're safe,make sure they do right thing always n have an education,shield them when they're cold n cry with them when they suffering, besides is not easy when u have 2 raise them alone n ur're the only one there 4 them doing everything n making sure they have everything 2 include having food on the table n not letting they starve. yes that's me, i raised my 2 daughters now 32 m 33 by myself n i made sure n when evry means 2 make sure they had fodd,clothing,shoes n most of all an education n they both turned out 2 b wonderful,they both finish college n now they have great careers. n i thank god n myself 2 that cause their father didn't do anything 4 them,,i woked 3 jobs in order 2 do all this n i had no one's help!!!
• United States
15 Jul 07
Anyone who is a mother KNOWS that it is the hardest, yet, most rewarding job anyone can have. It requires doing something that doesn't come natural for everyone, "Putting someone else's needs before you're own". It may seem never ending when they are young but when you have sent one off to college you realize just how short a time it really is. My advice for all those moms struggling with young children is, ENJOY! No matter how difficult it is this is the most precious time of your life and it will not last long or come around again.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Being a mother is not easy. However it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. There are so many challenges and decisions you face being a mother. Your decisions can mold who your child becomes. So there is a lot of pressure to make the right decisions to give your child a happy and healthy life.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
14 Jul 07
Hi there. Well to answer your question, No its not an easy job, as our children grow, we parents do too, we learn to grow with them and all the changes they go through... Motherhood or fatherhood is no easy job, personally I think we can make it a little less harder, by staying calm, getting into a consistant routine and actually listening to our children, so we know how to deal with their whims and raise them better and also they dont feel ignored... Personally I think when a child/children feel us as parents all upset and unsettled then they naturally start to feel the same way, thats when motherhood/fatherhood seems at its hardest...
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
Being a mother is NOT EASY!!! There are times, I just wish I could take a break from being a mother. Kids didn't come with a manual and remote control. You have to watch them all the time especially on their toddler stage. That's just one task, but with the cooking and planning the meal for the day everyday is such a headache. Budgeting the income is one of the tasks a mother is having a hard time. Most often, we (mothers) are the ones who looks for ways to meet both ends. I SALUTE TO ALL MOTHERS!!!
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
its never easy to become a mother, for me its a calling to be one. Bearing children and raising them in a way that they will grow up as responsible people in the future is the greatest task that is in your hands. Its not only about monetary needs but also the love and care that children needs as they deal with life's ups and downs. The qualities of our children once they grow would most of the time reflect our being parents to them.
• United States
14 Jul 07
Be a mother and raising the children right is a very difficult job. At times you may wonder if you are making a diference in your child's life or if you are doing any thing right. But the long term rewards are better than any "paying" job you could have.
• United States
14 Jul 07
Being a mother is a extremely difficult job, but very rewarding also. You have to be everything to your children. Provide to them everything they need, emotionally, physically and financially. It can be emotianally draining but oh so rewarding
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
Being a mother is such a fulfilling role to play...the hardship, the sacrifices, and the undying love for the family is incomparable...