I’ve seen a lot of posts asking Which Mother are you? If you type this into google you’ll find, books, quizzes, and even films asking this very question. I recently read a blog post asking just this question which went on to list many different types of mother, the yummy mommy, the working mother, and the blogger mommy. I read this post linking myself and others I had met to the various categories described.
It got me thinking, surely there is only one type of mother : the mother. I think when we embark on the journey of motherhood surely we are all just trying to do the best for our kids. And yes some of us may blog, some may be stylish, some may wish to post every detail about their child on Facebook. But surely this is just characterises as humans that we are all different and not really related to being a mother.
I’m fairly certain all us mothers have some fundamental things in common,
- We try to get to the end of each day without suffering for extreme fatigue.
- We are doing the best we can for our kids.
It’s one of those jobs that nothing can really prepare you for what you are about to discover, the challenges keep coming and there is very little training available. Every stage of development you are discovering something new and learning new things.
All mothers face this, and I’m fairly certain all mothers find different things challenging and different ways of coping. That’s us just being humans.
One thing I do know is regardless of how you choose to mother your child, what choices you make as you bring them up for yourself or your children, it doesn’t really matter. We’re all mothers, all doing the best we can and that’s all you can do.
It’s one of the few times in your life where you can actually make these choices and have complete control over them, you’re in charge of your children so you call the shots and if you are doing it differently to everyone else in your mother and baby group, it’s not wrong.
So pat yourself on the back and realise you are doing a fab job no matter how you are doing it.
the “blogger, always tired, working, experimental” mother.