November 2018 Update
Motherhood – the Biggest (and MOST rewarding) Gamble
For every mother, there comes a moment when you think,
“I didn’t know it was going to be like this!”
Motherhood is rarely an easy gig. Often it’s unrewarding. And tiny glimpses of joy are treasures you hang onto.
SO WHY ON EARTH DO WE DO IT? AND, AMAZINGLY, GO BACK FOR MORE?
It’s because, as Gilda Radner said,
Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world.
It’s the glorious life force.
It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.
Being infinitely optimistic. That’s what you are.
- You always hope for the best.
- Battle for the good.
- Keep going for the best long-term outcome.
- Lose sleep over the baby (no matter how old the baby is!)
- Think of everyone else first, and put yourself last.
Hang on! NO! Don’t do that.
If you put yourself last, everything falls apart. Maybe not today. But one day it will.
And maybe think about WHY it’s so critical to look after yourself. READ >>>
And check out 17 Tips to Help an Overtired Mother get her Mojo Back. You go girl! READ >>>
Unfortunately, we women often put ourselves last. But it’s slowly changing, partly because of the #MeToo movement. Kathleen Cooke, Hollywood media analyst, has done a lot of thinking about #MeToo. It’s affecting every one of us (men as well as women). She has some great perspectives. LISTEN >>>
And there’s even more to discover on the Treasuring Mothers podcast, now on iTunes. SUBSCRIBE >>>
Have a think about motherhood for a minute. Has it ever occurred to you that motherhood is not just an ART, but it’s also a SCIENCE?
It’s so much more than something you may, or may not, be born with. But it IS something you can get better at.
So, I’ve collected the Top 10 Life-Changing Motherhood TED Talks, for you. WATCH & LEARN >>>
And motherhood doesn’t happen easily for everyone.
Sadly, tragedy hits some mothers before they even have a babe-in-arms. Catherine Sylvester was one of those who started to wonder if she would EVER be a mother. READ >>>
Oh Yes. Motherhood: Your infinite act of optimism 🙂