A Mom Uses Her Brain!

by Hope Sewell on January 24, 2011

in family, home schooling

I recently heard a mother say that she needed a job, other than that of mothering, so that she could use her brain!  I was completely and totally offended by that!!  What part of mothering doesn’t take a brain???   It is so sad to see women think so lightly of the most important job in the world.  A mother IS a world changer!  Whether you school your children at home or not, you use your brain!!  Motherhood has it’s seasons (just like everything else in life).  There is a season of rocking, nursing/feeding, and changing.  And even in those days you use your brain albeit it is sleep deprived!  :)  A mom is the smartest person in the world!!  She can read minds!  She knows her children like she knows the back of her hand.  She knows what they need to thrive and succeed and she does her darnedest to make it happen!  A mother knows when to talk and when to listen.  A mother is also smart enough to be able to say, “I don’t know!  But we’ll find out!” 
A mother who is “over qualified” for the job….ridiculous! A mother who doesn’t use her brain…..how absurd!  Be confident in who you are! 

“Women who never have children enjoy the equivalent of an extra three months a year in leisure time, says Susan Lang, author of Women Without Children. If that figure seems high, remember that the average mother spends 3.5 more hours a week doing housework than would a woman without children, plus 11 hours a week on child-related activities. This adds up to an additional 754 hours of work every year’the equivalent of three months of 12-hour, 5-day work weeks.”
Signs of the Times, May, 1992, p. 6

This chick who wants a job (NOT BECAUSE she needs the money) sounds to me like she’s trying to get out of the job she already has!!  Sounds harsh I know.  But I’m sick of the idea of being “just a mom” being placed in a “lesser” category, as if having a job makes you more of a contributor to society.
Embrace your motherhood!  Train your children, that takes some MAJOR brain work does it not!!!
One day as I was picking
the toys up off the floor,
I noticed a small hand print
on the wall beside the door.
I knew that it was something
that I’d seen most every day,
but this time when I saw it there,
I wanted it to stay.
Then tears welled up inside my eyes,
I knew it wouldn’t last,
for every mother knows
her children grow up way too fast.
Just then I put my chores aside
and held my children tight.
I sang to them sweet lullabies
and rocked into the night.
Sometimes we take for granted,
all those things that seem so small.
Like one of God’s great treasures….
A small hand print on the wall.
Author unknown

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kkd January 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

So very true… I need to embrace it more bc it is the hardest job in the world. The part about getting a job, to get out of the one I have, kinda hit home alittle. Great post!


Hope Sewell January 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks! 😉 you and me both!


serabee January 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

This is so true and I have totally had those same frustrations! Those moments of uncertainty when someone says, "So, what do you do for a living?" To which I hesitatingly would reply, "Oh, I'm just a mom." Then walking away I would think, "JUST A MOM?! WHAT!! I should have told them Oh, I'm shaping the next generation! What do YOU do?" You have no idea how wise you are at such a young age! Enjoy every minute of your children while you can…and leave those fingerprints be…one day you will WISH they were there.


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