What are the hardest things about being a Mum? Could it be the lack of sleep? Maybe not being able to go to the toilet alone anymore? Today we share some of the hardest things about being a Mum, some of which are funny and others, heart-breaking.
9 of the Hardest Things About Being a Mum
Being a Mum is certainly not a walk in the park. There are no holidays, no time off and no financial benefit. Instead you’re on call 24/7, expected to multitask indefinitely and be a mind reader. But what exactly are the hardest things about being a Mum? We share nine of them with you.
- Not being able to fix everything. This can be a broken toy which your child is so upset about, to a sick child you can’t make better.
- Wondering if you’re good enough, if you’re doing the best job you can. Having to make choices and live with their consequences.
- It’s not something which is often touched upon but being a Mum can be incredibly boring. This is especially true if you had a full-on career and associated lifestyle beforehand. Society often prevents us from acknowledging we’re bored as it makes us feel like we’re not appreciating our kids enough.
- Guilt, especially if you’ve gone back to work after maternity leave.
- Sleepless nights, waking to feed your new baby and in years to come thinking about your child.
- Being judged by others and judging your child against what other kids are doing. People are always going to have opinions on your parenting choices. Even unconsciously you are going to observe what others are doing too. As a new mum, chances are you’ll be comparing what your child can do compared with others of the same age, such as in your prenatal group.
- Mummy cliques – seriously annoying, mummy cliques are often made up of the ‘cool’ mums just like the cool kids at school. You either spend your time wanting to be in one or hating them all.
- Spending time apart – while it’s great to have time away from your kids, if it’s too long or you’re forced by circumstances to do so, it can be desperately hard!
- Stepping back – sometimes we need to let others be with and help our kids. Teachers, relatives and even their friends all have a place in their lives and often that is when we are not physically there with them.
What are some of your hardest moments while being a mother? Let us know in the comments below! Then celebrate your special status in your child’s life by checking out some Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank!