Mommy-hood is…

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

Sounds pretty, doesn’t it?
As mothers, we know it isn’t always pretty.

Yesterday I attempted to take photos of my two cherubs for our Christmas cards.
I can tell you, by the end, I was sweating. Out of the 86 photos I quickly snapped within 4.5 minutes I probably have 2-3 that are card worthy…with a significant amount of editing.
Ahh motherhood.

Here are a few more things that Mommy-hood is:

Mommy-hood is, being a human tissue, a teddy bear and a safe place.
Mommy-hood is, adhering to schedules and rules and promises- even when you don’t want to.
Mommy-hood is, dirty and messy and sometimes sticky… for unknown reasons.
Mommy-hood is, answering the question ‘what are you doing here?’ 1800 times in a day.
Mommy-hood is, priceless.

Mommy-hood is, late nights, goals and balance.
Mommy-hood is, early mornings, rocking chairs and lullabies.
Mommy-hood is, no breaks, always-on-call.
Mommy-hood is, hard.

Mommy-hood is, sacrifice yet understanding.
Mommy-hood is, looking forward to weekends and ‘falling back’ only to realize, 7am is still 7am.
Mommy-hood is, a group sport.
Mommy-hood is, only part of who you are.

Mommy-hood is, unconditional love.

What did I leave out?

Be Great,
M

7 thoughts on “Mommy-hood is…

  1. Beautiful posting.
    By the way, when I was first learning to make photos I was taught that one should hope for one really good photo per roll of film!!! That is one photo out of 36 or 38… so with 2 or 3 out of 86 you are right on track. Also, you only need one… so you have two to three times the number of card photos needed… Not bad for someone who says she isn’t a photographer…. keep up the great work…

  2. Mommy-hood is admirable.
    It’s a post not every human can fill and not every female gets to fill unfortunately, and it’s a post that deserves everything one can give.
    Well done,momma 😃

  3. Haha awww, that’s so sweet. I’m not yet a mother, maybe in another 2-3 years but I’m looking forward to all the ups and downs. I’m sure there’ll be a lot but I know the ups will outweight the downs. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Mommy-Hood is a gift that we get to unwrap and see what is new everyday, no matter how old are children are.
    Mommy-Hood can be a great comedy for others to watch at times. 🙂 Mommy-Hood is the best job ever. Where else can you get thrown-up on, pooped on and have endless sleepless nights and still be happy?

    Mommy-Hood is a precious and sacred. Have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!

  5. Being mommy is the toughest job in this whole world without being paid! Hats off to all the mothers for their selfless incredible contributions in transforming the life of millions of the kids!

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