Motherhood is much important nowadays more than ever

Motherhood is much important nowadays more than ever

    It has been said again and again that the hardest job in the world is being a mother. Despite this fact, known and accepted by society and backed by research, more and more women are pushed to go beyond the values and beliefs they have just to fit with what society dictates.

    What is it? Be a working mom. Don’t waste your education. You’ve built a career and would just abandon it?

    The concept of motherhood as a profession has gained importance in recent years due to various factors. Here are some reasons why motherhood as a profession is more important nowadays:

    1. Changing social and cultural norms: The traditional roles of men and women in society have been changing, and women are now more likely to work outside the home. As a result, the role of mothers has become more important as they are often the primary caregivers for children.
    2. Increased focus on child development: There is a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the impact that early experiences have on lifelong health and well-being. Mothers play a critical role in providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
    3. Increased complexity of parenting: Parenting in the modern world has become more complex due to factors such as social media, technology, and increased expectations for child development. Mothers often have to navigate these complex issues and provide guidance and support to their children.
    4. Importance of work-life balance: Many women now want to balance their careers with motherhood, and the concept of motherhood as a profession acknowledges the importance of the work that mothers do in raising and nurturing their children.

    Overall, the concept of motherhood as a profession acknowledges the important work that mothers do in raising and nurturing their children. It highlights the importance of supporting mothers in their role as caregivers and recognizing the value of their contributions to society.

    Being a corporate gal myself who switched to being a SAHM, I must admit and can’t/ wouldn’t hide that I’ve had my own mental difficulties due to societal pressure. Luckily, with the help of Self-Care, I’m able to embrace the fact and have more clarity on what my real purpose at this time of my life is.

    With this, I’m able to focus more on what matters most which is taking care of our daughters who are ages 4 and 5 at the time I stopped working. These I think are the most special moments parental guidance is much needed as this is where children are grasping like sponges the values and beliefs of whomever adult they see.

    I know and understand that not all of us are given the same circumstances in life. Finances for one is one of the biggest reason why most mothers are forced to work. This was also one of the hurdles we as a family needed to pass through. After a careful evaluation of our finances and what’s the need at the moment for our family, it became clear what needs to be done. Putting up my career on hold to focus more on the upbringing of our daughters with the help of wise financial planning is what our values lead us to.

    This may be against a lot of societal norms yet, we’re happily satisfied and able to withhold any other hurdles that come our way.

    How about you? What’s your opinion on this matter?

    This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Bohemian Bibliophile.

    It has been said again and again that the hardest job in the world is being a mother. Despite this fact, known and accepted by society and backed by research, more and more women are pushed to go beyond the values and beliefs they have just to fit with what society dictates. What is it?…

    19 Comments

    1. I believe everyone has the right to decide for themselves. Motherhood and being a working mother are both personal choices.

    2. High-time motherhood is considered a profession. Being a homemaker too. SAHM tend to receive a lot of flak but at the end of the day, the mother knows best and it is her decision. Period.

    3. Having said that, it’s a finished thrill ride-brimming with aha and not-really epiphanies. Surmise, all that in life is that way, right? In this way, accept it as it comes-that is my take on this article.

    4. Motherhood is and will always be extremely important but yes nowadays it is harder to take time to be 100% present with ones child.

    5. I feel people are always going to talk. If you are a stay-at-home mother, you are wasting your education. If you are a working mother, you are neglecting your children. It should be the mother’s decision and her alone.

    6. True you brought some vital points to remember for present day parents. Sometimes they want the children to out perform in a world of race and I think this mindset has to change.

    7. Motherhood is a 2 edged sword according to me and you definitely cannot please everyone. I’ve adopted the practice of keeping myself happy first and then the others in my house automatically get happy.

    8. First of all salute all the working mothers who manage both work and home. But I really appreciate giving up ur career if you are going to have a child. All babies need their mom and leaving them with caregivers makes them grow with different emotional problems. DEmployers should be very lenient I feel

    9. I forced to choose being at home. I was stayi g in a joint family happily. But when in laws not ready to take a single responsibility my hopes crashed down. It took me 3 years to let it go off my career. But after seeing my daughter it is worth. It is proud that i nurture my daughter and only we as a parents are responsible for that.

    10. Like you I became a SAHM when my elder son was born and have faced judgement for it, still do. I’m not inclined to even discuss it with anyone anymore. I wouldn’t want to miss anything about my kids and it was and is my choice. Profession or not, I wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything else.

    11. I completely agree with your post. Motherhood is indeed a profession that requires immense dedication, patience, and hard work. It is the foundation of any society, and the contributions of mothers in raising and nurturing their children should never be overlooked or undervalued.

      It’s unfortunate that societal pressures often create mental difficulties for mothers who choose to stay at home and take care of their children.
      It’s crucial that we, as a society, recognize the value of mothers’ contributions and support them in their role as caregivers. We need to create a more inclusive environment that empowers mothers to make choices that work for them and their families. After all, the benefits of a healthy and nurturing upbringing provided by mothers are immeasurable and long-lasting.

    12. Whether one is working mom or stay at home mom, it is not easy to raise a child with the right ethics and values. In any case, the choice should be the mom’s and the decision between the parents. Just because one had a degree or worked in the past doesn’t mean they cant choose to stay home with the child. It is never a ‘waste’ of talent as many term it.

    13. I dont know how to express my opinion on the subject… Being a mother I am not in favour of leaving my career for playing the role of a mother that the society wants. I myself is a daughter of a working woman and the day the landed on earth my mother was working lady and continued being that till her retirement day. We grew up well, respect parents and equally successful in career. If we wish we can actually balance work and motherhood very well and all that is important is how to plan your schedule. Years of labour given to achieve the position where I am , yes I can leave at any time … but do remember 1000 are there to replace you making your comeback difficult after years of motherhood. Our parents invested their emotions and labour to make us established in life… and what are we giving them in return. Its easy to say to comeback to job after several years spending to upbring the child… but reality is hard and only a few can survive. I want my baby to see me as a working mother who loves her baby, takes care and also manages her career well. So I am not in favour of stay at home mom. Can we say the same thing to a father? Today’s men are equally capable to work in kitchen and household works but do we ever say them to be a stay at home father? Aha …. never.

    14. I am a working woman and though I am not yet a mother I frankly go crazy thinking what kind of mother I would be. Maybe the circumstances at that point will better help me decide whether I need to share the financial responsibilities or be a SAHM but one thing I know for sure I will enjoy being a mom and concentrate first on my kids up bringing.

    15. I too became a SAHM when my elder daughter was 2 Jeannine and I am still happy to be. But most times, the world around me is not. I get comments more now as my daughters are 13 and 9 so people think its high time I got back to work. I liked this line in the movie ‘Yes Day’ and looks like I’m going to use it quite often now… it is something like… “I have been working all these years, just that I don’t get paid”…

    16. I agree, we do take mothers for granted. Am not married, but am sure that motherhood is certainly the toughest job in the world. To be always in the giver category is superhuman.

    17. motherhood s not yet acknowledged as a profession. many working women look down up on SAHM, that’s the irony–we have enemies within the tribe. And it is also a fact that many women opt to work not because there is financial pressure, but because that is easier when compared to parenting which you have rightly pointed out has become complex. Having said that, it’s a complete roller coaster ride–full of aha and not-so-aha moments. Guess, everything in life is like that, isn’t it? So, take it as it comes–that’s my mantra.

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