Motherhood is a noble call. That is the belief of most people in the traditional society. The success of a woman is measured as to how many children she’s going to have in this lifetime and on how she manages to keep her home spec and span. Once these things are achieved, people would acclaim you as the perfect wife, a natural homemaker and the best mother a child could ever have. Because of this belief, women who had lived without children felt a sudden inferiority and pity towards themselves. Some suffered depression due to the fact that they are never going to have the chance of bringing off-springs into this world.
Now that people are living in a dynamic and growing society, it appears that the conventional view on the roles of men and women has changed. Humans grew open-minded as the demands of life increased. If the old tradition believes that to be the best mother, a woman should stay with her kids at home, the modern women believes that being the best mother means that you sacrifice all your efforts and resources for the sake of a good life of your children in the near future.
Working mothers are everywhere. In fact, top executives and successful business tycoons are often women. Their time is usually consumed not in the home but in their offices, their workplaces and during field meetings. Some young mothers raise their children by themselves. Due to acceptable reasons such as being widowed, handicapped partners, and bitter consequence of divorce. As a result, they take double jobs while shouldering all the social and financial responsibility of a single parent. Multitasking becomes the means of survival. These mothers can hardly do housekeeping or wash up their children and be put to bed. Everything seems to be a mess. So the question is, can people actually put criteria for being the best mother despite their varied circumstances? Could they possibly measure the amount of sacrifice of one mother over the other? The answer could be an agreeable “NO”.
No matter what humanity believes on what it takes to be a best mother, the most important thing to think about is what these mothers feel and do to offer their children the best things in this world. Motherhood is not simply a laborious task or a mere responsibility. Motherhood is what one decided to become regardless of what might happen along the way.