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The Real Joys of Being a Mom

OK, there is the lack of sleep, vacation, and official sick days. But Motherboard Moms agree that this “job” comes with fantastic benefits. Here are some of them.

  1. Experiencing Every Emotion

    “Nothing else can produce the joy or broken heart that motherhood allows. I couldn’t imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion. There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over. There are days that I want to run away and question every decision I have ever made. Feeling it all, good or bad, gives my life purpose. Motherhood is walking around with all of your nerve endings raw and exposed. It is the most extreme measure of being alive.” –Β Vivienne Borne, Maryland

  2. Watching Kids Be Kids

    “The pure joy of just watching them be kids and re-living all those first moments when they have discovered how to do things on their own!” –Β Sarah Ganjon, Maryland

  3. Being Healed by Their Joy

    “Their smiles, their giggles, and their pride in new accomplishments! I can have the worst day, come home and listen to my children discuss their days and what they learned, or overhear them giggling playing a game or watching a movieβ€”and poof! All is right in my world!” –Β Jen Jackson, Texas

Motherhood is such an adventure. The adventure of our life, with all the ups and downs that come with it.