Although being a mother is one of the greatest and most fulfilling gifts I have received, I have come to realize that there are going to be many struggles ahead. These struggles that I talk about range from providing my children with the best possible education to dealing with the growing pains of life. Whether you have one child or eight children, being a mother is a completely different responsibility than ever before. Now, you put your children before yourself. Many people who don’t have children aren’t able to comprehend that you think and live differently since you have more that just yourself to worry about. That being said, mothers everywhere face daily struggles that are overlooked and not acknowledged.
As stated before, I want to enable my children to have the best education possible. My daughter will be starting Kindergarten this fall and I’m still deciding what school system I want my children to be enrolled in. Although she is only starting Kindergarten, I am thinking of the big picture. Growing up, children spend a great amount of their lives at school, whether it is for an after school program or for sporting events. She will be going to the same schools until she graduates and I want to make sure she will not only have the best teachers to learn from, but the best environment to grow up in.
Parents everywhere, just like myself, want to make sure that their children will be safe and stay out of trouble. Thus, I am already starting to take into consideration who my children will be playing with and growing up with. I don’t want to be a mother who is constantly worried about her children. However, I do and will want to know who my children are with, where they are at, what they are doing, and so on.
As you can see, where a child receives his/her education plays a major role in all different aspects of life. Obviously, learning is taken into consideration, but safety, health, and growing should be well thought-out too.
Choosing the best education for your children is only one of the many struggles that mothers and parents deal with. Even though it may not be fun, you are doing what is best for your child and in the big scheme of things that is what it’s all about. As a mother, I look forward to the struggles ahead and I will embrace them. At the time, I may not be so accepting, but in the end it’s all about growing. Helping my children with math homework, dealing with acne, making them better when they have the flu, and comforting them when they sad are all of the struggles that others may not notice and that I, as a mother, cannot wait to do.
Written by Alina Cambridge