Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy (Late) Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mothers across the world! The job of a mother is hands down the hardest job on this planet. I don’t think most people think about the physical hardship that a woman has to go through, in order to give birth. From day one of pregnancy, mothers have to completely rearranged their lives to bring a human begin into this world. Women are expected to change what they eat, wear, drink, and in most cases their daily routine. For 9+ months a women’s body stretches in ways that we can never imagine, the organs are pushed out of the way to make room for the baby. Not to mention the emotional toll that a woman feels as the result of fluctuating hormones. Feeling sick all the time and feeling unattractive, because of the sudden change to their bodies.

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After birth a woman feels even more pressure. Is she a bad mother for not breastfeeding? Should she cover up in public while breastfeeding? Is she doing enough to “SnapBack” into shape? Is the baby crying too much? Is the baby not crying enough? Should she still be taking care of the household like she used to? Is she still interesting? Am I still enough? Will he still find me attractive? On top of having a crying baby they’re also dealing with postpartum depression. Postpartum can cause a woman to go into a downward spiral of feeling unworthy and unloved. We need to show our mothers that all that they went through to bring us into this world wasn’t for nothing.

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There are so many examples of good mothers out there biological or not. Out of millions of mothers I can guarantee that they all can agree that there isn’t one right way to raise a child. I love my mother regardless of our differences. She is strong, resilient, and a super hard-worker. I get my work ethic from her! At a young age she showed me how important it was for a woman to have her own. Although we don’t agree on everything she has been there and raising five girls wasn’t an easy thing. I would’ve lost my mind dealing with all those girls in one household. All we did was argue, fight, and steal each other’s clothes. She didn’t get a break except for when she went to work. And that wasn’t a break! She had to be strict and make sure all five of us were safe and where we said we were going to be. I appreciate her for all of the sacrifices she made, because there are some mothers out there who decided motherhood wasn’t for them and left. She stuck through it and although a mothers job is never done, we’re all successful in our own right and mostly sane lol.

Here is my beautiful mother!

Yes this is my actual mom! The other pictures are purely illustrative.

Wrap-Up!

I’ve had some big recent changes in my life and I’ve been off my game. If I had’ve been thinking I would’ve written this yesterday, but better late than never. Anyway Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers; step-mothers, Godmothers, aunties, siblings, and neighbors. This is a day to celebrate all of the mother figures in our lives who have stepped up in some way, shape, or form to help raise us. We love and appreciate you!

Published by Mariah Eskridge

Hello I'm Mariah Eskridge and my goal is to encourage those who otherwise wouldn't have the support. I graduated from Illinois State University in May 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Accounting. I've been faced with plenty of situations that I would've loved having someone that I can relate to.

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