I went from a single father to a wholesome family who actually ate dinner together and liked to hug and talk about their feelings. My world shifted upside down. This realization opened my eyes, and my heart. My father dying taught me to understand that many people with a hard outer shell are most likely being held back on the inside by something that has affected them. His death taught me to appreciate everyone and show kindness because that is what was shown to me during my time of need. My youthful family who adopted me, did not expect for me to feel like a part of a family or call them my parents. They got me counseling and showed me the affection that I needed to cope. Without these generous deeds, I would have crumbled. I believe whole heartedly that showing appreciation for those who also walk on this earth, like my parents did for me,will help anyone get through a rough day with a
Becoming a mother changed my life in a very profound way. Due to my own upbringing, I was
Having a supporting mom is such a huge advantage in my life. My mom supports me in all my future decisions; from life problems to something simple like clothing choice. Seeing other people not having supporting families, really makes me think how lucky I am to have a supportive family. Without my mom’s support, I wouldn’t be the same person that I am today.
Now that I am a mother it has only motivated me more to accomplish my dreams so that when my kids grow up they can say "wow" look at what my mom was able to accomplish. Knowing that I have such a great support system makes it that much better without my family backing me up I may not have been able
In October of 2012 my son was born. I put my plans on hold and focused on providing for him. I wanted him to have everything I had as a child. My mother worked day and night when I was younger. I can still remember holidays where she'd wake up at the crack of dawn just to prepare a full feast and go to work that afternoon. I knew the importance of sacrifice and hardwork. I also wanted my son to experience the chance to have his father around. I wanted it so bad that I endured two long years of mental and
Being a mother is not an easy job, it takes a lot of time and dedication. There are a lot of trials and tribulation that goes with it, as Rollin points out in her essay, but there also is a lot of joy. Rollin mentions all the negative aspects but fails to include any positivity, and most mothers would disagree with a majority of Rollin's claims. Her tone and phrases are harsh and can be viewed as disrespectful towards mothers.
Everyone knows that being a mother is not and easy job, especially those who have the right to be called “mother”. Women who are gifted with the miracle of giving birth are gifted too with an enormous job of guiding a person’s life. Moms are always known for being there always, breaking the obstacles with their sons and making them learn from their own mistakes. Being a mom is a hard work and sometimes they suffer from abuse from their sons or family members for just wanting the best for them.
As someone recovering from an eating disorder, I felt it was important to blog about my pregnancy body when I was five months pregnant. The changes my body were undergoing gave me many feelings about which I felt the need to be completely transparent. Doing so allowed me to focus more on my daughter, Jennifer Bella, and less on my waistline.
In the short time that I have been a mother I have learned many things. I have realized that every day is a learning experience. I have taken the mistakes that I have made and learned from them. My children have pushed me to strive for
My mother managed taking care of three girls when Erica and I were first born. She was so excited to be pregnant again but, is was overwhelming when she brought us home from the hospital. Her birthing experience was so much better than the first one. So overall she had an amazing birth and she also has three amazing
Many different aspects of life characterize motherhood. Traditions along with society influence the role of motherhood. Carol Stacks' "All our Kin," is an essay about the "structuring of kin groups" (1974, p.47). In the society, if the mother is not mature enough to raise the child, a close female relative takes on the role of the mother; whereas, the man has the option of choosing to claim the child and take on the responsibilities of fatherhood or he can imply that the father could be anyone, which is a socially acceptable reason. Ruth Horowitz' "The Expanded Family and Family Honor," portrays a Mexican Family as a "nuclear family unit" within an "expanded family" (1983, p.64). After marriage, motherhood is an expected
One of my biggest challenges after the birth of my son, was finding myself again. I knew that my personal life would be on the back burner for a some time, but I didn't realize how much of myself I would actually lose in the first few months. When my son
First, motherhood has provided me with perspective. I have learned to work together as a team with my husband as we raise our three children. I have learned patience and selflessness as I have put the needs of my children before my own. I know how to budget my time, multi-task, and organize my schedule efficiently. I have learned to set boundaries and enforce
One thing in my life that I had to dive into doing was being a single parent. I no longer had just myself to worry about and to take care of; I was going to have another person to be responsible for. I had a mixture of feelings when I found out I was pregnant. I did not know if his dad was going to be around or not to help me. I was worried, nervous, scared and excited all at the same time.