Being a mother is a full time job. There I said it. The inevitable "mommy post" in full-swing. But this post really isn't about being a mom, actually. It's really about the framing and meaning that language takes on. Yes, indeed it is true being a mother to your child never stops. Ever. But, is it really a job?
I'm trying on the word, "experience." for size and it seems to be a much better fit than "job". Mommyhood 'is a full-time, no rest, experience. Jobs are mundane "things" we have in our life simply to get to an end result; pay the bills and keep on top of leading an adult life are what jobs can do for us. And while some moments can be rather trying at times, espeicially when you might feel cooped up all winter and wondering when the next nap time is, life as a mother is anything but mundane. Life can be one big dance party and your baby will love all your moves (well, at least mine seems to!).
Leanna Jane Lewis ditched the paint and playdough centre in her kindergarten classroom for some more adventures as a school teacher turned yogi mentor and coach. Just like kids, adults need quiet time too. We all need to feel playful and peaceful in our lives.