Importance of Mothers
did you ever question your value as a role model, caretaker,
administer of hugs and Band-Aids?
we all have in today's climate of "do more, get more, have more."
Many of us work to bring home a paycheck and others work for
ever wondered if your children were better off with the babysitter
than you? Scientific
studies are beginning to point to the overwhelming value of
a mother's love, hugs and support.
babysitters and relatives are terrific. They just aren't as
terrific as Mom.
I have had
the best of both worlds, I suspect. I worked a high-powered
executive job until my older daughter was two and a half. At
a crossroads in my career, I opted to "get pregnant and stay
home for a year."
Little did I realize I was about to take a
ten-year hiatus from my much-loved life. I didn't get pregnant
right away, but, after having spent a year basking in the glow
of being Mom, I couldn't bear giving up the care and nurturing
of my daughter to another nanny, no matter how wonderful. I
think it was the best career move of my life.
later, I am back in the work force and thriving. Yes, I felt
bored much of the time. Yes, our family sacrificed the bigger
house, fancier cars and vacations some of our peers were enjoying.
But it was a conscious decision to sacrifice for the benefit
of our children. We wanted our morals, our ethics and our life
lessons to influence them.
moms can work at home, be homemakers or work outside of the
home and still be great moms. The most important part of mothering
is being there for our children. Maybe your sacrifice is going
to work but spending your precious little free time reading
your child a bedtime story every night, taking him to the park
on Saturdays or chaperoning your daughter's school dance. What
matters is our input, confidence in our roles as mothers, knowing
we are the best person for the role and to understand how valuable
we are to society.
on the backs moms … you've accomplished a miracle! There is
no greater sacrifice on earth, in my opinion, than making the
decision to be a parent. Know how important you are. Know that
your children need you to be as solid an individual as you can
be. Therein lies your strength as a mother, whether you spend
the day at home or in an office. We are all exceptional women
in our motherhood.