Mom, Pregnant, Happy, Tired, Motherhood, Challenges

Now, say “You’re doing a good job”

This post was originally published on Sammiches and Psych Meds


I’m in my early twenties and I’m a single mom. My boyfriend freaked out when he heard about my pregnancy and vanished from this planet. Maybe he moved to Mars? We will never know. At this stage, I don’t even care anymore. I just know that I had to drop out of college because I needed to pay the bills. I worked from home for the first four years, because this was the only way I could stay with my baby without having to pay for a sitter. Now that my daughter goes to school, I have a part-time job that helps us out a little more. I finally got to buy my daughter the bicycle she’s always wanted.

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I’m in my mid thirties and I have four kids. My husband and I both love kids. This meant that I had to quit my job because no one wanted to hire a woman who keeps going on maternity leave. So now that my youngest is six and all of my kids go to school, this makes me question my decisions: Was I right to favor having a family and giving up my career? They still need me when they come back from school. But how long will this last?

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I’m in my early forties and I became the mom of triplets eight months ago. I had to go through many, many fertility treatments before I got pregnant and when I did, they recommended that I keep only two embryos (having three embryos is too risky and stuff like that), but I didn’t want to listen to them. They are my kids. I waited so long to get them and giving up even one was out of the question. Having triplet means that I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a very long time. I don’t have time to socialize with my friends, as a matter of fact I haven’t even seen my husband since… Well, I don’t remember when anymore (if you see him, say hello). I’m exhausted, I’m hungry but I’m happy. I’m a mom.

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I’m in my late thirties, I have two kids and I’ve just signed divorce papers. I work long hours and I have to make sure that my two wild teenagers at home have food to eat, they complete their homework, and they don’t spend their days glued to a screen (because face-to-face interaction still happen in the early 21st century). Basically, I just want to make sure that these two don’t turn out like their dad.


Mom, Pregnant, Happy, Tired, Motherhood, Challenges

I’m in my early thirties, I’m a working mom and I have spent very little time with my daughter since her birth two years ago. I can’t wait for the work day to finish so I can rush home to hug and kiss her. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job but I like my daughter even more and if my boss can’t get that, then too bad for him. Between my daughter and him, my choice is set.

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I’m in my late twenties, I have two kids and I decided to quit my job to spend time with them. When the first one was born I couldn’t handle the pressure of being good at work, good at home, good at everything. Less is more, so I decided to be bad at work and quit my job. People think I have the luxury of spending my days polishing my nails and getting massages. I’d like to invite these people to my house, so they can see how much work two little ones can make me do. Two kids under two is a huge amount of work.

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I’m in my mid-thirties, I have two sons and I am now pregnant with a little girl. My first two kids are two and three and I’ve never felt as tired as I am now. This pregnancy is the most tiring as I now have to run after two boys that never seem to sit for longer than ten seconds. I can’t wait for my daughter to be four so we can do some girly things together, because I just can’t be surrounded by three boys anymore (my husband included). This is too stressful, too noisy, and too hazardous.

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I come in different ages, different sizes and shapes, but my common denominator is that I’m a mom. I’m tired, I’m frustrated, I’m sleep deprived, I’m anxious, sometimes I even forget to take care of myself, so it will be very, very rewarding to me if you can just look me in the eyes, smile and say: You’re doing a good job. It’ll make my day.


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2 thoughts on “Now, say “You’re doing a good job”

  1. Frustrated…Motherhood…Tired…!!My Husband Said “I cannot take care of you like your mother so you take care of yourself “Made me realized importance of my Mother when I am in process of being mother. I am in my 25 struggling between my job..home and my tough pregnancy which is at 6 months. Single in spite of being married to a very strong man. Sure my kid will be my biggest strength in overcomimg my all worries and vanish my all bad memories facing since the day1 of my pregnancy.
    I Respect all the mothers and want to thank you all for their tremendous effort in upbringing their childrens. There is no reward equivalent to it.

    1. I agree!! there is no rewards equivalent to motherhood, and men know nothing about what it takes! A little of care and attention does not make him like your mom 🙁 it just makes him a caring husband ..

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