Thoughts on Motherhood, and FamilyShare

Awhile back, I introduced you all the website called FamilyShare. Did you ever get a chance to check it out? If not, I encourage you to do so. I’ve recently taken some time to read quite a few of the articles that have been written, and there is so much good to be read. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a few of the posts that I loved that pertained to motherhood. I truly believe that motherhood does not get the respect it deserves in the world today. And I love seeing these posts that exemplify what an incredible honor it is to be called mother.  There are SO many great posts on FamilyShare that I’d love to share with you all, but here’s a few of my favorite.

First, there is 5 Tips on Becoming the Mother You Want to Be. Next, the Power and Influence Mothers Have on Society and Make Motherhood Your Favorite Pastime. And finally, A Mother’s Influence is Forever.

I picked these articles because I could totally relate to them in a lot of ways. Motherhood isn’t always easy, but for me, it’s incredibly rewarding. The other day I was just thinking about how lucky I am to be a mother, and that I am not only able to, but enjoy staying home with my son. I know that there are mothers of all kind, and for many, staying home isn’t an option for a variety of reasons. And that’s okay. But for me, there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. And I truly mean that — I promise I’m not just saying that so I look like a “good” mom. Being a mom has changed my life for the better, and continues to every day.

Even on the hardest days (which have been plentiful lately. Four molars breaking through at the same time is no fun,) I end them with a heart full of gratitude. I never knew how much joy I would experience from watching my child learn how to walk, talk, and develop his own personality. I look at Jack and I see so much potential, and know that he is going to be a much better than myself. When he was born, my mom kept telling me how he seemed so wise, and I believe that to this day. Whenever we go outside, or anywhere for that matter, he just takes everything in. Except for his whole, hating to sleep at night issue, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful son. He is always smiling and winning people over instantly, and I hope he can have that characteristic for the rest of his life.
How couldn’t you love being his mom…dirty face and all 🙂

I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult holiday for many. For those struggling to have children of their own, it can be a bitter reminder of that. But I think it’s important to remember that all women should be honored on Mother’s Day. I know some wonderful women who have never had the opportunity to be mother’s themselves, but because of their example and love they show to others, they exemplify the qualities that mothers have. I found this article, called When Motherhood Isn’t Rosy, for those who may not love Mother’s Day.

FamilyShare has articles for everyone, not just mothers. Whether you are a parent, a spouse, a child, or just someone looking for inspiration, I know you will find it on FamilyShare. I’ve recently stopped reading certain blogs that bring my spirit down, and replaced it with FamilyShare. There’s been such a huge difference in my life already as I’ve started filling my life with positive and inspiring things like articles at FamilyShare.

FamilyShare also recently added a feature called Show Love. This was launched just in time for Mother’s Day. How many of us don’t regularly take the time to tell the important people in our lives how much we love them? Show Love lets you write a note online for those special people, who then receive an email notifying them of it. These can be written to anyone you want them to, and as I read through them, I was very touched. There’s so much hate in this world, so it’s nice to see so much love in one place. Definitely go check it out and consider writing some notes for your loved ones.

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1 Comment

  • You are right. How could anyone not love that grin?!
    You are also right that Mother's Day is bittersweet for many women and even children. Some women struggle to become mothers while some mothers grieve the loss of children. As a Recycled Mom, a grandmother who is raising her grandchild, I seldom am acknowledged on Mother's Day.
    You keep doing what you already are. Your heart and your love will help you through the tough moments. The resulting joy sure is worth the pain. May you be showered with all God's blessings.

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