Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

I AM A MOTHER

6
Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article

I am kind, caring and loving.

I am angry, overwhelmed and lost.

I am happy, joyous and full of life.

I am sad, lonely, and sometimes sacred.

I AM A MOTHER.

79206b45e413741e954ad6763d753dca0aaaf86f.jpeg

I am a healer of all wounds, both physical and mental.

I am the one who internalizes their pain whenever they are hurt.

I am the temperature taker, Tylenol giver, and doctor appointment maker.

I am the one who gets sick but keeps going no matter what.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am a person who works hard both inside and outside of the home.

I am the manager of all schedules and the arms they run into each day.

I am someone that juggles daycare, home care and my care (or lack thereof it).

I am a woman in a constant state of proving myself and I often feel like I am failing.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am tired with dark circles under my eyes & wrinkles on my face.

I am a woman who can look like a million bucks one day and a homeless person the next.

I am the one who exercises sometimes or all the time or none of the time.

I am proud of what my body has accomplished, yet I wish I felt more confident in it.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am the chef and caterer to my entire family.

I am the master of the microwave and take-out menu.

I am the one who shops endlessly to keep our fridge and stomachs full.

I am the person who demands vegetables but then eats ice cream after they go to bed.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am the one that keeps clothes on their backs and laundry off the floor.

I am the endless housekeeper & dry cleaner for everyone and everything

I am the clothes police and the target of their anger when it’s too small or too big or too much.

I am the one who actually needs a new wardrobe.

I AM A MOTHER.

b5a496d12429ffee64c9ccd99cab21098eeffe35.jpeg

I am their forever teacher for anything from kindness to cart wheels.

I am the reader of all books and an actress whenever the story demands it.

I am a mathematician, history expert, social advocate or literary editor.

I am self-conscious in my lack of knowledge and do my best to hide it every day.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am a party planner and the person who makes dreams come true.

I am the holiday enthusiast, birthday calendar keeper, sport events coordinator and weekend organizer.

I am the calming force that rocks them to sleep and soothes their fears & nightmares.

I am the one who wakes up most mornings terrified that I won’t get it all done.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am the accountant and the money manager.

I am the worrier and future planner of everything from dance classes to college.

I am the one who contemplates every decision and wonders if it’s the right one.

I am the person who decided to work or stay home, and I question it every day.

I AM A MOTHER.

be9bc07617bc50d8acf48ad88377b39608e179bd.jpeg

I am a woman who worries endlessly about their safety.

I am the person who makes plans for emergencies and vows to protect them no matter what.

I am in fear of them growing older and not being ready for the next phase of their life.

I am constantly praying for their future and the future of the world we live in.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am the taxi driver and therapist simultaneously.

I am the coach off the field and the cheerleader in the stands.

I am the mediator of both fights and silence.

I am the problem solver and can also be the problem maker.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am a human and I make mistakes often.

I am a constant forgiver and distributor of second chances.

I am a friend to many and a keeper of secrets.

I am so much more than what you see before you.

I AM A MOTHER.

I am someone with desires, hopes and dreams that are beyond where I am today.

I am vulnerable and imperfect, but I know I am always loved.

I am blindly and boldly loving like I never knew was possible.

I am one of the luckiest women on earth because….

I AM THEIR MOTHER.

1de0a6e499500321360b1728ef29077b4d7f3037.jpeg

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.