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I aspire to inspire your mind, body, & soul through my blog, Facebook Fan pages, and events. In my spare time, I am an aspiring herbalist, write poetry, short stories, and sometimes songs. My life's purpose is to share knowledge and uplift individuals to heights once thought of as unreachable.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Traditional Wife/Mother

I am no Suzy Homemaker, but I yearn to be; neither am I Claire Huxtable. I also feel like bringing my husband his plate of food at night like my grandmother, every now and then. Yet, I am no traditional wife/mother. Ever so often I feel like I want to cook dinner every night and bake breads for days. Hell, since I am raising a crew; I want to be at every game where my son plays band, and at every PTA meeting. But how is any of this possible. No matter how many times I ponder or meditate on the subject, I realize that all of that is no longer possible. I just can't work (even though it is part-time), go to school full-time (this year feels so much better now that I am working part-time), help children with projects and homework, hear their long drawn out stories of the day, take kids to the bus stop, pick them up when they have after-school special activities....WAIT, that is what I am doing. Yet, I don't consider myself to be traditional.

Maybe there ought to be a new term and society to join; like The Modern Traditional Wives Club, because no matter how many times I get that old timey yearning to have dinner on the table by 6, it ain't happening. There is just no way we can get everything done (I just remembered the laundry) like those back in the day women.

The moral of this post is to tell women just like me that we are doing a great job, even though we are not doing it the old-school way. I know I have to remind myself that I am only human and a product of this modern day society, so a lot of new expectations have been added and there is no room nor time to keep all of the old ones.

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I'm a full time working mother to a toddler and there are some days/weeks that I feel that inner need calling me to stay home... BUT again... we're a product of today's society and my paycheck is needed in our household AND I love working. I'm taking a few college courses as well and as I look back at the week after its over I don't know how we got through it... but we did (with a good dinner on the table most nights!)... AND my toddler is happy! Whew! We rock :)

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  2. You're right. We can't do it all. I gave it a good shot though when my kids were growing up. I finished school by taking classes while they were in school. I still laugh saying I got my college degree from 10:00 - 2:00 every day! Good luck to you!

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  3. Thank you ladies. WE SURE DO ROCK! We just need to be reminded that we do from time to time.

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