A mother is someone who has given birth to, raised, and or supplied the egg that grew into a child. When a woman starts her role as mother, there are certain things expected of her. She is expected to nurture, feed, clothe and care for her children. She is expected to take care of them when they are sick and hold and comfort them when they're upset. It is her job to teach them right from wrong and direct them to positive life decisions that will aid them in becoming happy, successful adults that contribute to society. Even after a child reaches adulthood typically a mother continues to guide them in good decision making, so the role of a mother never ends regardless of a child’s age. The road that leads women to motherhood is often not the traditional ideal. A mother can be biological, step, adoptive, or surrogate but once in the role of motherhood the details seldom matter. Each woman is unique by age, background, education and experience. Because of the difficulty and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious interpretations and roles, it is difficult to have a global description of a mother. Mothering is one of the most influential acts that a woman will ever undertake. When a woman chooses to be a mother, she’s choosing to give a huge amount of her life to create, guide, and manage an impressionable child’s life.
When I was growing up, my mother was a strong, independent, hardworking single mother raising three children on her own. She played mom, dad, teacher, friend, and many other roles all while trying to be a great role model, work, go to college to better herself and raise us simultaneously. She had me at the age of seventeen followed by my sister two years, later and then my brother three years after that. She did whatever was necessary to ensure we always had food and a roof over our head. Her sense of autonomy is an aspect that has had a profound effect on me; I believe that... [continues]
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