Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's Not Easy Being a Mom

When you have a child, there are no doubt sacrifices that you will need to make. I was aware of this before my daughter was born, and had prepared myself for it. However, the sacrifices a father must make are nothing compared to those a mother makes. Even the most dedicated father doesn't have to give up nearly the same amount as a mother. 

Given that reality, it amazes me the way mothers are judged by completely different standards than fathers. I've noticed first hand that when a father does something, even routine things that mothers do daily, there is a positive reaction from people. For some reason, you're a hero simply for taking your baby shopping. When a mother does the same thing, it seems there are always eyes watching, waiting to judge every little detail, ready to criticize for any small thing she does. 

I've seen this happen to my wife and in infuriates me. I know what she's given up, what she sacrifices for our daughter. She does so much for our daughter and always tries to be the best mother she can be. Maybe if we took the time to celebrate mothers more than just one day a year and stopped judging them by impossible standards, the world would be a better place.


  1. Thank you for this Brian. I very rarely hear any man acknowledge this.