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What does it mean to be a mother

What does being a mother mean to you? What are the things you consider part and parcel of motherhood? Join us as we explore this with other mothers.  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

What does it mean to be a mother?

To answer this question I not only wanted to tell my own story of motherhood, but also those of other mothers.

This is what being a mother means to me…

  • Being responsible for the physical and mental health of my child. Both from a point of protecting from the world around him and ensuring that he does not harm to the world
  • To be his moral compass until such a time as he can be his own
  • To create an environment of love, naturing and support for him
  • To discipline and guide him
  • To teach him about life
  • To learn from my child and be reminded of the basics of being human in a world that can strip away that from you
  • Motherhood is about doing the things you don’t necessarily want to do like wipe poo and snot and watch copious amounts of the most irritating cartoons ever made over and over again
  • It is about enjoying the simple things in life and learning to be grateful for the gifts you have
  • It is about laughing until your stomach hurts
  • It’s about being a nurse, psychologist, a fireman, a cook, a driver and having the magic to make everything feel better with just a kiss
  • It is about being a champion for your child

Motherhood is an amazing, frightening calling 

What does it mean to be a mother to other ladies

Zandi a mom and beauty blogger at Beat my Blush

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Fikile Makoe who is a mom of 2 boys and my niece

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Melisssa a mom of gorgeous little boy

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Moipone, a mom and bloger at Ferocious Heaven

What does it mean to be a mother

What does being a mother mean to you?  Please share with us your thought in the comments below.

Enjoy motherhood

with love

 

 

What does it mean to be a mother

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    I love your list of what it means to be a mother! I think you hit just about every aspect of motherhood!
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    July 8, 2016 at 11:55 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Thank you Rachel I am still learning so much

      July 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply sherry

    Being a mom means having a love in your heart like you have never known! I love being a mom. It is not always easy but it is worth it!

    July 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Yes Sherry it is so worth it

      July 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

    lovely sentiments on what being a mother is – love them all 🙂
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    July 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Thank you Sarah its a great and scary joy

      July 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These are all great points for being a mom, and some continue even as they become an adult. I still find myself trying to protect them even though their grown and have kids of their own.

    July 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hi Linda I dont know if it every ends the urge to protect them when they get older

      July 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage

    Beautifully written and wonderful topic!
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    July 9, 2016 at 4:22 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Carol thank you so much for reading and stopping by

      July 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Cathy Lawdanski

    Yes, being a mother is all those things! It’s a lot!
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    July 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Certainly Cathy and no one is exactly the same. Thank you so much for commenting

      July 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Gina

    This is so sweet! I’m not a mother, but I hope to be someday. I loved reading what motherhood meant to so many different women. 🙂

    July 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Gina thank you for reading it

      July 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Samanthra

    What an absolutely beautiful post!
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    July 10, 2016 at 9:38 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Thank you Samantha

      July 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Liniwem, it’s lovely to read what being a Mum means to different women. For me being a Mum means being there when the children need me and being the best teacher and mentor I can possibly be.

    XX
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    July 31, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hi Debbie thank you for the comment, I love your description of what being a mother is

      September 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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