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The Mother Role

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The Mother Role

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. (Washington Irving) There is no limit to what a mother can do for her family. A mother would inflict pain on herself, only if that meant anyone of her family members did not have to feel pain. What I find to be the most interesting part about the role of motherhood is that there are roles within the role of motherhood. Like the role of at home mom, the role of working mom, and mom, "the teacher", are all roles that the mother takes on when apart of a family.

One of the most notorious roles of the mother is her role inside the home. Mothers raise the children, clean, cook, and get everyone else ready for their day. She schedules the doctor's appointments, makes sure kids are keeping up with schoolwork, and her husband has everything he needs to perform his best at work. This role was established before any other roles the mother takes part in. These duties were not given to us, but I believe they are instincts the mother has. For example, I was a young woman who believed I would never have children. I did not want to settle down and become a housewife, cooking and cleaning and basing my life around others. However, in a weird twist of fate, I became a mother and those things I said I could never do, came to be very natural to me. I didn't need someone to teach me how to take care of my family, we mothers just know how. Dér Stépanos Dingilian, Ph.D., says that what makes a good mother is her nature, or the instincts she was born with, and her ability to nurture, using the effect of the environment she was brought up in to help her children understand life.

Another role is the working mom. Mothers, besides what they already do in the home, also go to work everyday to help support the family with financial needs. I don't disagree with this role at all, although some would disagree. Some do not like the feeling of having to do "everything". In my position as a mother I love being able to step out of the house and work to provide for my family. I love that I can do it all. I give every inch of my time and energy to my family and that makes me feel like a good mother. A working mother knows how to work that nine to five job and still make it home in time with enough energy to have dinner ready by seven o' clock. She works forty hours a week at her job and the other time not spent at work; she is working within the home to make her family better. The graph I have put at the end of the paper gives an estimate of working mothers and their schedules. The forty hours a week they put in at work, the hours at home, and hours they spend away from their spouse. I think this graph shows just how much time a mother puts into her days, even if that means sometimes working different schedules then her spouse. Mothers also become teachers. We are wise and

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