Monday, September 21, 2009

Being a Hard Working Mother

This is for all the working mothers out there providing for their families and doing the awesome work of mothering which is itself a full-time job.



I hope you're being treated right. Kudos over here.

(Doesn't Donna Summers rock? Gotta love the disco vintage video!)

8 comments:

rebecca said...

I've always tipped my hat to working mothers. Especially, single working mothers. I don't know how they do it. I think when you're a mother you're working on autopilot and think about the things you have to do to provide for your family and nothing else. That's what keeps them going. I often think (now that my daughter is 30 and out on her own) how I did what I did when she was growing up (working full time, taking classes at night, taking care of a sick mother). I was burning the candle at both ends, no doubt, but collapsing from exhaustion I never thought about. I had no time and I couldn't 'physically or emotionally' afford it. But, with me, thankfully, I had the help of my husband.

How are you doing? Hope all is well....

Judith Ellis said...

Yes, Rebecca, I think mothers' minds are always with their kids no matter where they are.

Not that fathers love their kids less, but mothers seem to naturally not be able to divorce themselves from their homes to more readily accomplish what they need to do at work as father seem more able to do. Mothers struggle with this BY FAR more than fathers.

Many blessings to you for the love you showed your family and let's all of us be more mindful especially of single working mothers. They need our support. We can each as bossess, customers, co-workers, etc., be mindful of these in restaurants, office buildings, stores, etc.

Respect is also most important; this is a theme of the video. "So you better treat her right." Women still get paid by far less than men who do the same job. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that President Obama signed this year will be helpful, but it will largely not help many of these in the video who have no money and feel they have no recourse.

All is well, dear friend, well indeed. I've been spending a lot of time on the novel. And you?

septembermom said...

I tip my hat to all those working mothers out there. I'm amazed at their dedication, stamina, commitment and ability to juggle so much each day. Bravo to the single working mothers who work so hard to bring life and light to their children each day. I love, love Donna Summer! She is terrific :)

Judith Ellis said...

I couldn't agree more, Kelly and I too love love Donna Summer!

rebecca said...

Judith,

The novel has taken a back burner for now. I've been so busy at work and now that I'm taking another class at night it leaves me little room to dedicate to it. I just think I need to learn how to manage my time better. I'm still on that road to learning!

Judith Ellis said...

Rebecca - Many of us are on the same road. All the best, my sister.

Brosreview said...

I do not know about Donna Summers. But, I can correlate this piece with my mum. I still wonder how she managed to serve as a doctor, managed her social awareness program and take care of the family, all without even a sigh! I wonder how!

Judith Ellis said...

Your mom sounds wonderful, Ajey. Blessed are you! I love it that you write that your mom "served as a doctor." It's all about service isn't it? Now, if she can only come here and teach some of our doctors that everything isn't always about maximizing profit and that service is key. She lives in India, eh? Love it too that your mom has a social conscious.