Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I Am a Mama
When did it become not enough to be just a mama?
Why does any mama have to be ecological breastfeeding, crunchy, attachment parent mama like it's some contest?
I refuse to enter that contest. Have at it.
I never even heard these terms until the last year or so but found that they are in line with how I am as a mother, for the most part. I had to Google them when I first heard them. These things come naturally, I figured.
Can you imagine what our Mamas, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, Great-Great-Great-Grandmothers (and on and on) and Mama sisters around the world would think?
I kind of think it's funny.
I kind of think it's sad.
Is it not enough that I adore and love my children more than anything in the world and take care of them to the best of my ability with their mental, physical and emotional well-being and health in mind?
I adore being a mother and find that every mother can identify with one another at the deepest level, just like we all can if we try.
It's like every mother is a sister.
We all need to lighten our loads.
We are above all Mamas.
That is enough.
Deep breath and carry on...