So what’s the big deal about motherhood?

motherhood - 31 days of joy in motherhood from thishappymom.comMotherhood – 1. the state of being a mother; maternity. 2. the qualities or spirit of a mother

Not exactly a comprehensive definition.

Not exactly a job description that makes me excited to wake up and start being a mom.

Honestly, it kind of leaves me asking the question –

What’s the big deal about motherhood?

Earlier in the series 31 Days of Joy in Motherhood, I advanced the theory that you can’t outsource motherhood.  We can hire people to cook, clean, babysit, and even drive our kids around.  But we can’t hire someone to love our children.

But realistically, our jobs as moms extend beyond boo-boo kissing, confessional listening, child advocating, and cuddling.

Much of our work comes from the fact that, as women, we run a household.

Yes, my husband is the boss of me.  But he doesn’t manage the household.

We are household managers.

Even though he is perfectly willing to stop by the store and buy a short list of stuff, I am always the one who knows what to