Being a mother is very challenging, not just in raising children, but in meeting all the expectations that society has for us.
We are expected to raise angelic children, be loving and supportive wives, nurse our aging parents, hold on to successful careers, keep the house spic and span, cook instagram worthy meals and we have to look good whilst doing it. This can result in women feeling guilty or depressed that they don’t have it altogether perfect like everyone else.
Well, I say that nobody has it altogether perfect.
We’ve all worked hard and made sacrifices to get where we are, and we have also had to make compromises so that we can make it work. Sometimes, we try to balance things perfectly and somehow it backfires. Other times, it means arranging flexible working hours, or hiring a cleaner, or buying a car, or finding a childcare/parentcare arrangement that works. It could also mean re-organising our priorities or giving up on a long-cherished dream.
But in the end, one thing remains true – we are always trying to find the best way to make it work for us and our families.
In this blog train series, we’ll be visiting some of my favourite bloggers each week who will be sharing their mothering struggles and successes with us! I hope you will enjoy the journey with me!
(Links on this page will be updated as each post goes live)
V from Life Is In The Small Things
Pamela from Tan Family Chronicles
LiYann from Yannisms
A Becky C from Owls Well