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Are You Ever Tired of Being a Mother?

Once a mother, always a mother. When lil ones are born, women – be they sales reps, writers, publicists, doctors, or any other professional – start a new career they will stay in for the rest of their lives. This motherhood career will be educational and have its ups and down, but it will also provide a woman with a sense of fulfillment she never thought was possible.

Yet unlike a job outside the home, moms can't up and decide that they are ready for a change, do a 180 and try their hand at something else. Yes, they can change up their careers to explore their abilities in another profession, but the job of motherhood is never ending. At the end of the day, are you ever tired of being a mother?

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ashleigh07 ashleigh07 6 years
i love being a mom. wouldn't trade it for anything. there are days though that i just want to hide in a dark closet and cry. seriously. being in a house with a very very strong willed 5 year old is a challenge. dealing with teachers. to punish or not to punish? ah! i just want one day for a little break.
Clicious Clicious 6 years
I think it has to with juggling all the things in life: work, being a mom, being a wife, making time for yourself, and fitting in everything that needs to be done everyday like cooking, cleaning etc. There is just not enough time in the day. I never get tired of being a mom. But I feel like I don't make time for myself and that it is hard to organize my life sometimes. It's like when you become a mom everything else often takes 2nd place. I don't think you can fully understand that concept until you're a mom. I think most of us probably need to take some time for ourselves once in awhile despite the lack of time. Now the question is Do you know what can relax and rejuvenate you? It's probably different for each of us.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I get tired, both physically and mentally, but I never get tired of being a mom. That last hour or two before bedtime where I'm struggling to get the 2 yo ready for bed and the baby is crying is especially frazzling after a long day, but I just take my measly 1 1/2 hours of me time at the end of the night and relax recharge myself as much as possible before bed. After some entertainment and some sleep, I almost always feel refreshed and look forward to the new day.
schnappycat schnappycat 6 years
I'm with you, Girl Jen. Right down to Wonder Pets. LOL! So yes, it happens with me. Lately, it's been very challenging and I've had more of those days.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
There are times that I get tired of being a mom. When it's 10:00pm and my three-year-old won't sleep and I don't know why, after a long day of tantrums and messes and errands and the #@$%&*! Wonder Pets, yes, I get tired of it. I want a day off. It doesn't happen often, thank goodness, but it happens.
stephley stephley 6 years
Nope never. I've felt exhausted, wiped out but always ended up thinking of how I could make things better for us, never thought 'screw it, I'd love to be doing something else.'
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