Motherhood is undeniably the epitome of the agony and the ecstasy. If you’re a mother, indulge yourself with some well-deserved pats on the back, and acknowledge the fact that motherhood is a tough but highly rewarding endeavor. The gratification you receive when your children are happy and healthy is hard to quantify–but many women claim such gratification as the hallmark of their personal worth. Please take a moment to answer the following questions to clarify for yourself how you perceive this role in your own life.
- Does being a mother add to my sense of self-worth? Do I feel fulfilled in my role as a mother?
- Did my parenting skills evolve naturally? What would I do differently?
- Does my spouse/partner take an active role in the parenting of our children? If not, why not?
- Am I prepared to allow my children to differentiate away from me? What can I do to get ready for that transition?
- Am I engaged with other family members and friends–especially my girlfriends?
- Do I communicate my needs to family and friends?
- Do I participate in activities that are for and about me?
- What do I do to keep my relationship with my spouse or partner on track and to keep my couple connection strong?
Respect yourself and other mothers for the enormously important job of nurturing the future caretakers of our planet, and accept praise from all of us for your invaluable participation in the circle of life.
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