By Ronnie Biemans, Dec 16 2016 05:44PM
Expectations and the Real World: You Can’t Have It All at the Same Time
There are all types of mothers who face all types of joys and challenges. The roles and responsibilities are limitless: baby incubator, birth-giver, nurturer, nurse, playmate, cook, chauffeur, executive secretary, care coordinator, advocate, housekeeper, laundress, social event planner, masseuse, therapist, teacher, to name a few. Along with our family’s needs and expectations we mothers have our own yet find it hard to accommodate them amidst the needs of others. Expectations of ourselves run very high with little thought to the costs of overdoing. Doing with no downtime takes its toll on body and mind. We cannot be all things to all people all of the time. No one can.