I was like Whaaaat? at first... my mother had no sense of what real motherhood was, she was very into whatever boyfriend she had at the time, so no she wasn't a good mother, my grandmother raised me for the most part but she was crazy, herself. She meant well, but she hated my mother so she said if I saw her that she would have me sent to a foster home where they beat and rape kids.
Yea I had a crappy mother/grandmother/childhood.
Motherhood for me...... I love my boys more than life itself, we go one vacations once or twice a year I love to see their faces when they see something new, they are the reason I breathe. I try my best to give them everything I never had. I tell them that I love them at least twice a day because my mother never told me she loved me. I see a picture of them and it brings a smile to my face.
Motherhood to me.... doing the best I can as a mother, to give them all they need , oh and to sometimes sneak them cookies after dh says no lol
i think my mother was a better wife then she was a mother. everything was about my dad not us. we were just there to do stuff for my dad (thats how i felt when i was younger) once we grew up and my mom divorced my dad yes she became a good mother. she is a good mother she did the best she could with what she had. am i better? cant compare. i wasnt in her situation and she was never in mine... so who knows.
to be honest i dont know what motherhood means to me .... im 4yrs into it and i think im still trying to figure it out hehe
my mom is an awesome mom. I am trying to be as good at it as she was when I was young. I was always made to feel special and loved. Each year, to this day, we are together at 112pm on my birthday. That is the minute I was born. She makes it our special moment. It lasts less than a minute but it is a tradition I cherish. We have a happy birthday hug and kiss and then go on with our day. She won an all expense trip to Rome for being a high booking agent at her work when I was in 3rd grade. I was going to dance in a recital that had me on the stage for only 4 minutes and she refused the trip to be in the audience for me! She could be tough on me, always made me live up to my potential but I am a better person because of it. Today, I am 27 and she is my best friend. We spend lots of time together. I was there for her through her breast cancer when I was 13 and she was there for me when I had the hard pregancy. I love her with all my heart! Not only is she a great mom but she is now a fantastic grandma!
I didn't have a mother. I grew up with my grandparents and even then I was more of a "grand-daddy's girl". Motherhood to me just means a women who is raising children.
My Mother was great when we were small, I don't think I'm better just differant.
My mother was great to me as a young child, even though she made some poor decisions. When i was about 13 she remarried and i could not stand the guy, he was very emotionallyy and verbally abusive towards me. She never saw the abuse and did not believe me at first. It wasn't until i was 16 that she found out how he really treated me. My car caught fire and i had to call him to pick me up at the junk yard where they pulled my car. Mind you now this junk yard was only maybe a mile from my house, he threw a fit! When he got there he said in front of everyone working that he wished i would of burned in that car so that i would not be a burden anymore. When my mom found out she went off, she started noticing things after that. There marriage did not last long after that, they did not actually get separated until i was 23 but stopped living togetherr when i was 22. She trys to make up for it by beign a good grandmother to my 2 kids, but there is still a strain on our relationship. Am i a better mother, yes i think so because i always put my children first. Motherhood to me is enjoying every minuet of your children, especially when there are young bbecause they grow to fast!
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