Is being a mother worth it?

 

This picture probably says it all…….it’s worth it…..despite the craziness of life…and managing it all…..your home…your children…working (if you do)….family…marriage…finances….and all of the facets that entail being a mother….and trying to do it well…..I don’t mean perfect….because we are not capable of being perfect…..but trying to do our best….making the right choices for our children….and teaching them to be good human beings….to care for one another….and to be happy….. happy during child-hood…and eventually happy as an adult.  And as we parent them….we hope that what we have to offer them…the love and guidance we give them is enough to maintain their true happiness…..as little ones…then bigger ones….and eventually parents of their own little ones….and that we taught them enough…so that they too can teach their little ones the power of goodness.

Being a good person….and being happy….my two goals for all four of my children….

So when I put my Gregory to bed tonight….and he said…come on mama….one more song…..please…..sing “Nothing Is Wrong”…..a song I learned when I took Music Together with my oldest.    How could I say no to this sweet little voice…..so yes of course I sang it to him….despite being up since 430AM this morning….and running on empty right now……..between work……homework…religion….dance….dinner….baths…showers….and bed…and trying to get some work done for work..(and my husband working nights)…despite all of that……I sang him one last song…his favorite I believe……and it goes like this:

 

Nothing is wrong

Me and My Gregory just get along

Cant seem to lose….we got those nothin blues…

Rain or sunshine….

Can’t get over that Gregory of mine….

No terrible twos……

We got those nothin blues….

 

And after I tucked him in and was walking out of his room….he said what he always says:

“Mama…..have a good night and a happy tomorrow.”

Words to live by I think…

Yeah…..it’s worth it.

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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