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Amazing Things A Mother Does Every Day

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Have you thought about all the fantastic things a mother does every day? The title mother starts when you hold that baby, toddler, or child you gave birth to or adopted.

You may be an aunt, like a mother to a family member. You may not have wanted to have children of your own. We are different, and that’s what makes life so interesting. I am updating this post from May 2020. I always keep the comments. I got emotional reading through some of them. I’ve been blessed to meet the best people through my blog, and I am honored that you follow me. I hope you realize even though we have never met in person, I love all of you. May God bless you on your journey to preparedness.

Amazing Things A Mother Does Every Day

Mother’s Day

Today is, in fact, Mother’s Day. I am the mother of four daughters. As a young girl, I was a babysitter for the neighborhood.

I was one of those girls that loved the kids and the money. I bought my clothes or sewed them. That’s how it was when I grew up.

As a young girl, I worked hard and learned a lot, thankfully from my mother. Here’s the deal: I want to break a mother’s life into sections. I realize we all have different stories, but this is my story.

You may or may not have done some of the things I have listed today. Life is good, and I’m thankful I’m a mother.

Things A Mother Does

When they hand you that beautiful baby, you count the toes and fingers, check for dimples, then see how much or how little hair that tiny baby may have. Then, you cuddle that baby, which you may or may not have breastfed. Or you washed bottles constantly; either way, that baby was blessed.

Nowadays, so many mothers are delivering their babies at home. Oh, how we are just like the pioneers once again. I had all four daughters in a hospital. Change is good, and we are all different.

A typical day is to feed the baby, burp the baby, bathe the baby, change the diapers, rock the baby, and hope the baby takes some good naps.

Now, you are learning to become a mother between all the baby cuddling. The baby doesn’t come with instructions, and believe me, I could have used some. You still have to do the following while holding a baby in your arms or on your hip as they age. As the kids mature and we learn to be the best moms we can be, we’ll have good days, bad days, hard days, the best days, and the worst days as we deal with new experiences and challenges.

These are just a few of the things we, as mothers, may have done or our mothers did with us as children, and it continued until they moved out on their own.

  1. Laundry never ends.
  2. Cooking or baking can be fun as we do things together, but some weeks, this chore seems never to end. We teach time how to read and use recipes for successful and nutritious meals. I remember my mom teaching me to make my first pie crust.
  3. Grocery shopping is a must. Making good meals is important for moms, making us feel like better wives.
  4. A mother plans the menus and meals.
  5. We teach the children how to “set the table” correctly. Proper etiquette is one of those simple things to teach.
  6. We teach the children to clean up after themselves before they start another game or project. Having a well-kept home daily is a real challenge. Kid’s rooms seem to take on disaster quality.
  7. I will make bread in between all of this. You know, to save money. We will teach the kids to make bread. Cooking bread helps me to recharge during the week since I enjoy it so much.
  8. We will learn to budget our income to pay the bills still and eat.
  9. Make doctor appointments for the new baby, other children, and ourselves.
  10. Make dentist appointments to stay healthy.
  11. We may have church obligations of time and money.
  12. We will set an example by serving with a civic club. Taking on another thing means we often must take a deep breath, plan out the week, and dive in as best we can.
  13. We will prepare the children for school or a trade school so they have a good life. Helping with the homework was a challenge for me, Mark often had to jump in, when he had some free time.
  14. Your husband, wife, or partner is in school, and you are typing reports. They work two jobs so the family won’t have student loans.
  15. Help ensure the kids’ cleanliness by bathing them at night or even during the afternoon before they lay down for some much-needed slumber.
  16. Teach the children to have manners and respect others. We sometimes feel like a therapist as we explain why not to bully and that being kind is an important social skill.
  17. They will learn not to slurp their soup or chew with their mouths open.
  18. Help with the PTA at school or homeschool your children.
  19. I love a clean house, and I mean do. It helps with my sanity. I own it.
  20. Oh, you have a button missing. I will mend it. I am a mother.
  21. A mother will hug a child and sympathize if they have pain or need a band-aid.
  22. We get the children bathed and ready for bed.
  23. We tuck them in and read a bedtime story to them.
  24. We will sing songs with them.
  25. We teach them to pray.
  26. The children will learn from our example to help their siblings and others when needed in tough times.
  27. We teach them to vacuum, dust, and clean out the refrigerator as they learn to share household chores.
  28. We will teach them to be self-reliant and not depend on the government for assistance.
  29. We teach our children how to read before they start school. My mommy’s brain wants them to have a head start.
  30. We will drive them to the piano, music, dance, or sporting lessons. It seems like we sign up the kids for a lot!
  31. Vacations—oh, that’s the best part. We’ll wash, pack, and organize the clothing for Mom, Dad, and the kids. We’ll pack the car with snacks and water and then ask Dad to get the keys for the car.
  32. We’ll help with last-minute requests for “projects” due tomorrow, even at 10:30 P.M. We also have to show some tough love at times if it just isn’t in the cards to help. That’s part of teaching them to organize their time.
  33. A mother will teach her children to sew clothes or to make a quilt. Of course, they need to know how to thread a needle; that’s common sense.
  34. Gardens, we can’t forget the joy of growing your food and the blessing of being more self-reliant. We teach the kids about seeds, how to plant them, when to harvest them, and how to preserve our bounty.
  35. Let’s not forget how to play; we will show them that playing is good. Whether it’s puzzles, shooting hoops, riding a bike for the first time, flying a kite, or even playing in the mud on a rainy day, life is full of adventures; just look around.
  36. We get the children ready for picture day and family portraits. We plan and carry out special days like birthdays.
  37. We teach them to love themselves and others unconditionally. Having strong mental health is as important as physical health, but it is often overlooked.
  38. Make appointments to have the car lubed and oiled, and other car maintenance for the mama car.
  39. Get the car washed.
  40. Teach our children to be social as part of their growing-up lessons.
  41. Helps extended family, neighbors, and others whenever possible.
  42. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  43. May God bless all the mothers so they can love themselves.
  44. You teach the kids to be honest in all they do.
  45. You train them always to try their best and not give up.
  46. You explain how important choosing good friends is.
  47. You tell them how beautiful they are, and they know you never lie.
  48. You answer their questions about dating, marriage, and intimacy.
  49. You tell them how wonderful parent work is, especially a mother’s work at home.
  50. You explain why communication within a family, school, and work is essential.
Read More of My Articles  Survival Skills to Teach Young Children

Life as a mother is a treasure to me. I always wanted to be a mother. When the grandchildren came along, life became even better. Life is good for a family that loves one another. Life comes with trials, but we learn to deal with them. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! May God bless this world, Linda

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7 Comments

  1. Thank You Linda.
    Been reading your messages for years and finally decided to thank You for your information and Love You have shown. Have been preparing for whatever for many years and went into this virus in great shape, without worry about staples, because having followed You. God walks with You.❤️ Do Love You, Jim

    1. Hi Jim, well your comment made me cry in a good way. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m so happy to hear you were prepared for the virus with staples, etc. Thank you for your kind words, it’s people like you who keep me going. God bless you, stay well, stay safe. Love from Utah, Linda

  2. Beautiful, Linda ~
    I think that the list could continue to go on and on!!

    One thing that my mother taught me (as well as all 5 of my siblings) was that rearing children was the hardest job on earth and the most rewarding job on earth. She said that my “job” as a mother was to insure that my child had the skills to go out on her own when she became an adult. She also said that sending her out on her own would be the toughest thing I ever had to do for her – not hold her back.

    I sure did a good job!!! When she was 19, she went to Switzerland with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for discipleship training. That was just one month after the devastating tsunamis in SE Asia in 2004. It was extremely difficult to let her go! Of course, I didn’t know the full scope of what she was embarking on! She had 3 months of training then 3 months of mission work. She was sent with a small team to Sri Lanka to help in cleaning up/rebuilding. There were things that, fortunately, she did not tell me until she came home!! Otherwise, I might have flown out there and brought her home!! She really grew up during that era in her life.

    Now, my daughter is 34 and has 4 children of her own. She and my son-in-law are such good parents! They are teaching their children to respect everyone! (Even their siblings!! LOL!)

    Happy Mother’s Day, Linda — have a wonderful day.

  3. Thank you, Linda! Your articles are so helpful! I print and share them with friends and family every week. Most of them were well stocked up long before there were any shortages!

    Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you so much for creating this site and sharing your expertise!

    Love the comments on this. Jose, that is a great quote!

    I would add that mothers never give up on loving their children and never stop praying for them!

    As a newly divorced single mom, my strong willed middle school aged son chose to blame me for everything he felt was wrong in his life and set out to destroy everything. He changed friends, got into drugs and set off on a path I would never have imagined or chosen. He made violent, heartbreaking choices.

    Believe me… I learned that prayer is not just a ‘want list’ we give God. I learned it was & is the most powerful weapon we can use to change and protect our prodigals! I had to be willing to hold him accountable, I had to be willing to let him suffer appropriate consequences. I had to do my best to let him know how much he was still loved and prayed for

    5 years into that journey, God brought a great man into my life. He willingly walked through a lot of horrible stuff in the two years we dated. He was still willing to marry me, knowing there were a lot more storms in the offing as we began our married life.

    It’s been almost 30 years since my son took that left turn. I’ve had the joy of seeing him accept Christ 14 years ago. I’ve gotten to watch as God has flushed drugs, rage and all sorts of garbage out of his heart, mind and life. He married his best friend and has helped her heal and grow beyond the abusive examples in her background. He has loved her children and always treated them as his own.

    He earns his journeyman’s license this year. He has come to treasure my husband as a great friend. He has shared many “AHA!” moments in his new life. He is a good man.

    Never give up! Never stop praying!

    1. HI BDN, oh my gosh, I got emotional reading this. I should say chills ran down my body as I continued reading your comment. I always say behind every door there is a story whether good or bad. I have two daughters that went through divorces and it is tough. It’s one of those things we never thought would happen. They both rose above the challenge of being a single mom. As you did. I’m so glad your son survived the drugs and hate and has grown above it. It brings us joy after praying for years that they will be okay. I remember as a young mother thinking, this is so hard, the binkies, the diapers, the diaper bag, and the sleepless nights. Oh my, those days were easy compared to when they got older. LOL!! I love to hear the “AHA” moments. Life is good! Linda

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