Why Being a Mom is Hard

Being a mom is one of the toughest jobs that I have ever had. From the moment your child is born, you become responsible for their wellbeing, happiness, and success. It’s a tremendous responsibility, and it can be overwhelming at times. 

First and foremost, being a mom means putting someone else’s needs before your own. Your child’s or children’s needs come first, no matter what. This can be difficult, especially when you’re tired, stressed, or dealing with your own challenges. It can be hard to find time for self-care or to pursue your own goals when you’re constantly focused on your children’s needs.  Your needs are now lower on the priority list.  

Another reason being a mom is so hard is that it’s a never-ending job. There’s always something to do, from feeding and changing your baby to helping your teenager with homework or driving them to extracurricular activities. Being a mom requires a lot of time, energy, and patience, and it can be exhausting.

In addition, being a mom can be emotionally challenging. You may worry about your child’s safety, health, and future. You may feel guilty if you can’t always give your child everything they need or want. And you may feel pressure to be the perfect mom, even though that’s an impossible standard to meet.  The saddest thing is that even though you know that you are doing your best, you still feel guilty.

Despite these challenges, being a mom is also incredibly rewarding. Seeing your child grow and develop, achieve their goals, and become a happy and healthy adult is an amazing experience. And the love and bond between a mother and child evolves as the kids grow so it is quite a unique relationship.  

So yes, being a mom is hard. But it’s also one of the most important and meaningful roles you can have. Remember to take care of yourself, ask for help when you need it, and cherish the moments of joy and love that come with being a mom.