The Challenges of Motherhood

Nowadays, being a mother does not only entail taking care of children but it also involves providing for their material and physical needs as well. The challenging economy has forced mothers to work so that they can supply the needs of the family. Sometimes I begin to wonder, did God create mothers to perform all these responsibilities? In the past the tasks of most mothers was to take care of every member of the household; to make sure that the home was in order and that the needs of the family are met.

During these trying times mothers are not only tasked to do the responsibilities that society has dictated them to do but to help support the financial needs of the family as well. Tough as it may sound, this is reality. When visitors come to your house and see dishes are unwashed, clothes are not ironed, the house is topsy turvy the mothers are usually blamed in situations like these. In Wikipedia, mother is defined as a woman who has conceived, given birth to, or raised a child in the role of a parent.[1] Because of the complexity and differences of a mother’s social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to define a mother to suit a universally accepted definition. The male equivalent is a father. The father on the other hand is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring.The adjective “paternal” refers to father, parallel to “maternal” for mother. The verb “to father” means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund “fathering”.

While looking at the description above I am having an impression that during these modern times fathers use Wikipedia to be able to describe what their role is in society and it states nothing major except if used as a verb means to procreate. With that said I do not blame society for placing everything on the shoulders of the mothers even the ever reliable Wikipedia is unclear to what the role of fathers are.


About moniqueagustin

I'm a mother to five adorable children. I'm proactive, hardworking and a good team player.
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