What is the Toughest Part of Motherhood? {Share Your Life Link Up}


What is the toughest part of motherhood?

When it comes to “motherhood”, certainly some days are just harder than others. But I think the thing that is the toughest part of motherhood for me is that your work is never done. No matter how much you accomplish in any given day, no matter how many school lunches you have made, no matter how many kids you’ve helped with homework, no matter how many boo-boos you’ve kissed or little ones you tucked into bed at night…… there is always something more on your to-do list.

It makes it kind of hard to relax around here….

A Mothers Work is Never Done2 What is the Toughest Part of Motherhood? {Share Your Life Link Up}Sometimes I’m amazed by how long things take to get done…. for example- this pile of shirts and pants to be ironed have been sitting in my closet for several months now….wait …..scratch that…. I just noticed that some of the shirts in the pile were the one that my boys wore on Christmas Eve! That’s how long they’ve been sitting there waiting for me to iron them and return them to the boys’ closets.

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In this tall stack of folders are copies of all of my kids medical reports- something that I have been trying to get into one easy-to-use-and-highly-accessible-online-documents for each of my children. This project has been on my list since last year.

A Mothers Work is Never Done1 What is the Toughest Part of Motherhood? {Share Your Life Link Up}And this is the pile of stuff sitting on my dining room table waiting to be returned to the place I ordered it from. We are on our 3rd size of the green and white Nikes to try to find one that properly fits my son’s growing foot (thank you Zappos for your free returns!) And somehow I managed to order two of the same shirt from Amazon…..

And these are just the first three things that caught my eye when I sat down to write this post!

I can fondly remember the days before kids when I was a “career woman” and I used to feel then that I worked so very hard…. but I also remember that I was able to sit down in the evening with a magazine and leaf through it, watch a TV show without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else, and back then I rarely sat in my bed with the computer on my lap working until my eyes were so heavy that I couldn’t keep them open another moment longer.

I know full well that this is a problem of my own doing… but I love doing what I do for my family, I love working on my blog, so I guess I just have to live with the fact that there is always something more that I need to do. The phrase “a mother’s work is never done”, rings so true in my life.

Next week I will be sharing a post on balancing work and home life. How do you do it? Do you try to keep separate hours for each? Does work and home overlap more than you’d like? I would love for you to write a post on how you balance work and home and link up with me next Tuesday on Share Your Life!

What do you think the hardest part of motherhood this is really love to hear what you have to say so please leave a comment below.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky April 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

Getting it all done seems to be my hardest part. I think I can match your Christmas Eve shirts and raise you polos from the fall for my husband to wear for work. Perhaps that will be what we tackle on the rainy day to come.
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2 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
April 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

And yesterday I dug them all out of the closet and set up the ironing board with the intention of taking an hour or two last night to get them done…… and you know what I ended up doing this morning? Stuffing it all back into my closet- still undone! Sheesh!


3 Sharyl April 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

Wondering if I am getting it all done is the one thing that I worry about. Since I work full time out of the home I wonder what I am missing. I know the day to day things are done, but it’s the little things that I wish I had more time to do.


4 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
April 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

I hear you on the little things. Some days I think that once my kids are all grown up and out of the house then I will actually catch up on all of those little things- like recovering the dining room chairs that have holes in the fabric, and re-painting the baseboards that are a scuffed-up mess. But in reality- I will probably just miss them so much, and spend all of my time traveling to see them, that I won’t even care about these little projects anymore!


5 Stephanie @ CrayonMarks&TigerStripes April 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

A mothers work is never, ever, ever, ever, ever done! I too have a long list of projects that need tended to, and have needed some tending to for quite some time now. I’m glad to know I’m not alone! Some projects are actually things that really need to be done! And some projects are fun ones but yet still take me forever to get to. My toddler is two and I really want to scrapbook his life as he grows up, as well as my future children. But for some reason, 2 years and 3 months later, I’m still so very behind (I think I’m on like month 2 of his life). Maybe when my kids are in college, I’ll actually really start their scrapbooks…sheesh!
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6 Amy Turner
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April 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

When I enter a room and see stuff that needs to be straightened or put away, I do it. Then I remember that I need to get something from this room which is why I went inside anyway. The trick is, I just do what is waiting to be done, until I get called away by the kids’ need for attention or the phone ringing. Somehow, bit by bit, I get things done, except it’s not always in one sitting.
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