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What is a mother? 

A mother is unconditional love. Safety and security. 

A mother is a fighter. An advocate. Someone who would do anything for her children. 

She is strong and fierce but also gentle and kind.

She is patient. Granted she is still human. She will mess up sometimes and lose her cool.

But a mother knows when she has made a mistake and she uses that as a teaching moment for her kids. To show them adults have big feelings too and even we mess up on occasion. To model taking accountability for your own words and actions and what it means to ask for forgiveness and truly apologize. 

A mother is a caregiver. 

Responsible for the lives of her children and making sure they are loved and well cared for. 

She is a nurse. She kisses boo-boos, applies Band-Aids, fetches ice packs, checks temperatures, gives medication when necessary, and knows when to see a doctor.

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She is a teacher. Whether her kids attend school or are homeschooled, she is bringing up her children and teaching them how to be good humans. The important things like kindness, empathy, inclusion, respect, work ethic, and knowing Jesus as Savior. These things are taught in the home.

She is a cook. From meals to snacks to desserts, she does it all. It may be boxed Mac and Cheese, chicken nuggets, and pre-made foods. Or it could be all home-cooked, made from scratch, healthy meals. Either way, a mother always provides for her family. 

She is a maid. She washes dishes and laundry. She sweeps, vacuums, mops, picks up toys, and keeps the home in working order.

She is an entertainer. She plays games and plans fun activities and ensures their days are filled with memories of good times with family. 

She is a therapist. 

She is who her children come to with their problems. The one who makes everything all better. She listens and comforts and advises when appropriate. 

She is a referee. Always watching her children and ready to jump in to break up arguments and facilitate peace.

She is a financial advisor. She pays all the bills and sets budgets and makes sure the family is set for the future. 

She is a chauffeur. She drives her children to school, appointments, activities, playdateswherever they need to go, she is the one who brings them to and from. 

She is a bookkeeper. She manages all the paperwork and important documents from the household finances, the school, doctors, and whatever else.

A mother is so much more than just a mother. 

She fulfills many jobs all wrapped up into one in motherhood.

Whether she works outside of the home, works from home, or is a stay-at-home mom, a mother never stops working.  

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She loves and cares for her family around the clock. 

It is her most important job.

She is everything to everyone in her home.

So be sure to tell a mother in your life just how much you appreciate her and everything she does.

Moriah Couch

I am a wife to a hard-working and loving husband. A homeschooling SAHM to three beautiful children, one with autism, one with ADHD, and one with both autism and ADHD. A follower of Jesus. On a journey of maintaining my own mental health through it all and sharing my experiences in the hopes of spreading awareness and encouraging others along the way. You can follow me on Facebook or Instagram @lifewiththecouches

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