What is it exactly? Of course it is many different things to many different mothers. Before I continue, I am not trying to any focus away from fathers, by mothering I mean parenting, however the fact that my lovely children call out, screech and yell out “MUM!” and not “PARENT!” many times a day, I’ll focus on mothering.
On another note, I am a mother to two little princesses aged 6 and almost 5, which if you think about it, is a deciding factor. My experiences, worries and success stories of
parenting mothering will differ to a mother of 2 boys, or even the mother of 1 girl.
Differences aside, one common thread linking all mothers is… how much we’d all like to take a nap once in a while. Seriously though, it isn’t until you’ve become a mother that you realise that there is no such thing as holidays, sick days off or annual leave. Google the monetary value of a stay at home mother and you will get figures such as $122000 to $138,095. The real value of mothers really can’t be calculated, especially in terms of money. That being said it is time to sign off and tend to the dishes, weekly meal planning, bill paying, play date organising and uni work at my super organised desk.