Mothers Day

I must be very special because both Josh and Emily got up early on a Sunday morning to make me breakfast.  They usually get up around noon.  I am seriously honored. 

Eggs, cinnamon banana pancakes with whole wheat flour, turkey bacon and a fruit salad.  Very nice. 

I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom's out there who continue to read my blog and have become part of this community.  Growing up my Father always pooh-poohed these holidays as ridiculous Hallmark events.  I have to say, I kind of like the one day a year (outside of the bday) that celebrate being a Mom. 

Having children and being a mother is reflective on many levels.  It makes me think about the relationship I had with my mother and what I have done differently.  I think about the impact that I have made on our children and how that will affect their lives.  Each child and the relationship that I have with them and how completely different each of them are. Each unique individuals.

Being a Mom is not an easy job.  Nobody really prepares you for what to expect.  The emotions, the decisions, the lines to draw, the challenges at every level and most important how to balance the life of being a Mom and the life of being your own person.  You give a huge part of yourself away when kids come into the game.  As Bridget commented on my post this week, Still Ceo of the Wilson Household, the idea that your decision to stay home full time with your kids for years is the crown jewel of the Wilson investment portfolio has been floating around my head for days. 

Being a mother is certainly one of the most rewarding yet difficult jobs that anyone has ever signed up for.  As technology becomes a bigger part of our lives, I firmly believe that the balance between motherhood and identity will become easier.  When dishwashers, laundry machines and dryers became household products, the game changed for women.  The Internet is not only changing the way for women in terms of communication (social media) but ecommerce has made our lives easier and the opportunity to continue to work in a virtual world is better for us, for the family and it engages men to be a bigger part of the family life too. 

I love being a Mom and all the years that I spent focused on them and not me was worth every penny.