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'Motherhood never ends.' Women reflect on the messy truth of being a mom.

'Motherhood never ends.' Women reflect on the messy truth of being a mom.

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  • Love the honesty here.. especially that it includes moms of older kids and that perspective as well as new moms.

  • I was hanging out with my mom the other day and she said something that actually rebuts the thesis of this article.

    She reminded me of the Wes Anderson film “The Darjeeling Limited” and not to spoil anything but at the end of the film the trio of brothers finally find their mother played by Angelica

    I was hanging out with my mom the other day and she said something that actually rebuts the thesis of this article.

    She reminded me of the Wes Anderson film “The Darjeeling Limited” and not to spoil anything but at the end of the film the trio of brothers finally find their mother played by Angelica Houston at a remote yogic retreat in India.

    Then at the movies climax she tells her children “listen you’re grown-up, you don’t need me anymore let me be the woman that I am.”That really resonated with my mom and made me reflect that this is perhaps one of my favorite directors most feminist films.

  • Be a Mom but be other things too. This is an important lesson. There’s family time, and then there are instances when you should do things that only you as a person want to do that have nothing to do with the role of being a Mother or Wife.

  • Every child and every mom is different. No one can prepare you for your individual journey with your child. These stories tell us the differences of every moms emotions and experiences. They are so good to hear knowing every mother has a different perspective. As a mother myself, my emotions and experiences

    Every child and every mom is different. No one can prepare you for your individual journey with your child. These stories tell us the differences of every moms emotions and experiences. They are so good to hear knowing every mother has a different perspective. As a mother myself, my emotions and experiences change day to day but I love every minute of it. Each new challenge makes me feel alive and that my bond with my child is still alive. Motherhood is true living for me. I wish the best of luck for all mothers out there in their individual journey as well. Most of all smile and laugh when looking back.

  • With life spans increasing opportunities for women to do much more than being a mother also opens up. Many members of my family (mothers each) are pursuing a career or interests after and beyond motherhood and kudos to them all. Father's can help too.

  • Moms rule! I got to see my Mom this past week and I enjoy how our relationship has changed over the years and how she continues to grow as a human being. I try to remind myself that there will come a time when I will have to become the parent in her life (it has already started in financial affairs)

    Moms rule! I got to see my Mom this past week and I enjoy how our relationship has changed over the years and how she continues to grow as a human being. I try to remind myself that there will come a time when I will have to become the parent in her life (it has already started in financial affairs), and although the feeling is a bit weird, it is absolutely my responsibility as her son.

  • And it is a never-ending process to listen the first cry of their baby.