Moms Have The Hardest Job In The World

by Joanne on July 13, 2013

Moms Have The Hardest Job In The World

By Joanne Chantigny

You’ve heard the saying, “Mom’s have the hardest job in the world.”

Even in my younger years, I remember hearing those words.

The question is:

Does that saying mean the same thing as it did 30 years ago?

What do you think?

My answer would be “YES” and “NO”.

Yes, moms have the hardest job in the world raising a family.  Their roles have not changed much when we talk basic duties or should we say “Super Duties”.

A mom has and always will be a Doctor, Nurse, Teacher, Chef, Maid, Taxi Driver, Coach, Hairdresser and much more.

Those everyday duties have not changed over the years.

Even those moms who worked full time jobs then and even now still have to go home and resume the daily mom duties.

My Mom has said to me a few times, “The moms today are certainly not the same as when I was a young mom.  I was raising 3 kids.  I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, worked a full time job, drove the kids around and helped with homework.  We even had 3 people stay at our house at once and I even cooked and cleaned for them too.  I kept up.  I did it.  Why can’t you girls do the same?”

Here is where I believe the saying “Moms have the hardest job in the world” does not mean the same as it did 30 years ago.

Today, many moms have an even harder time to complete their daily routine.  Not so much harder but moms have busier lives.

 My answer to my Mom’s questions would be, “Mom you didn’t have 100 emails a day to respond to 30 years ago.”

So why are we different?

Why do the dishes not get done sometimes and the laundry seems to pile up higher each day or the house is messy?

We are seeing more and more families working numerous jobs to bring in extra income to stay afloat financially.  We hear about many moms having their own little home based business on the side and sometimes even two.

Technology in itself is keeping moms busy with anything to do with online, emails, texting, cell phones and more.

Is it wrong to be a busy mom doing daily routine duties, having a business on the side and keep up with all things in social media and online?  I don’t think so.

This is where our society has gone and moms want to be a part of this too.

I know I do.

I can tell you that this was me last year, a few months ago and a little this past week too as I prepared to leave town to attend meetings.

Trying hard to get everything done, keeping the house organized, running a large business and adding social media in there too.

At the end of the day, you have worked hard and are completely exhausted.

Trust me when I say, this situation for you can get better.  My life is not perfect and I am still a very busy “Super Mom” just like you are.

Here are some of the daily things I do to help my life as a mom.

– Take the few minutes each day to plan out your duties that need to be completed.

– Prioritize each task in the order of importance

– Be open to shuffling things around throughout the day as you encounter changes or obstacles.

– Get the kids to help you by picking up their toys, cleaning their rooms, clearing the dinner table just to name a few.

– Eliminate things in your life that waste your time.

– Reach out and share your struggles with a spouse or family member.

– Ask for help!

And last, my favorite

– Don’t worry about it!!  If the dishes are not done after supper because you have ball practice or the house is a little messy, it’s just fine.

We are human, we are moms and we do the best we can each day.

We all deserve a pat on the back and a hug from a loved one.

Here is one from me   (((HUG)))

Love you all.

Joanne

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