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Thursday, September 4, 2014
How Many Roles Do You Have as a Mother?
Have you ever considered the many roles
that you have as a mother? Those roles can be endless when you have
children. That is why it is understandable that a mother's role at
home with her children is just as important as going to a 9-5 job in
the corporate world.
balance work and family
According to lifewithoutpink.com a few
of the job titles a mother holds includes CEO of the Household,
Taxidriver, teacher, and playdate coordinator.
CEO of the household
I am sure that the single mother's can
definitely relate to this. Many have had to be the head of their
household for various reasons. When this occurs mother's learn very
quickly the importance of managing the finances, making important
decisions regarding the welfare of the family, and being responsible
for the safety of her children. Some single mothers do not have the
luxury to stay at home with their children, because they have to work
to pay the bills. Still they are responsible parent's for their
children and are responsible for daycare and getting their children
to school on a daily basis. I am only discussing a few of those
roles, but I am sure there are a 100 or more roles that other mothers
can think of immediately.
Do you find yourself driving your
children to and from school or to the bus stop? Do you spend a great deal of
time taking your children to soccer, dance, gymnastics, or baseball
practice? The more extra-curricular activities your children are in
the more driving you are possibly doing.
Yes play dates are nice, but someone
needs to coordinate a time and place that is convenient for both
families. Sometimes there may be a lot of juggling involved to find
a happy medium.
Someone has to schedule these. The
more children that you have the more scheduling that may be involved.
Most parents may try and schedule them in the early morning or later
in the day.
I recall someone asking a group of
children why they did not want to come to church. One of their major
complaints was that they had so many activities throughout the week
after school, that they just wanted to relax on the weekends and do
nothing. Sometimes a mother's role may be to assess if she has her
children in too many activities, possibly activities that the
children could care less about.
I have observed in some household
parents are working 2 jobs just to survive. Although this is
something they feel they need to do, when they are not working that
leaves very little time to sleep or even get any rest.
I recall there was a period when I was
a single parent, I was once working 3 jobs. When I look back, I do
not know how I did it, but there was this driving force that I did
what I had to do for my children.
Now I have just touched on the tip of
the many roles that a mother has. How many can you think of?