Mother – Oh! she is the family organizer
Being a mother has absolutely changed my life. There are two more people walking the Earth because of me. They are my contribution to society, and one day they will grow up to be influential people. Who will hopefully do amazing things, with families of their own? Motherhood is in no way an easy journey or a job. Moms globally are whole day busy and engaged in numerous tasks and never even realize their own importance. One of the major things moms do is organizing. The title I give her today is Mother – the family organizer. Beautiful motherhood comes with the daunting thought of responsibility and stability.
Be it home, cupboards, rooms, kitchen, books, timetables, schedules, she is managing and organizing it all the whole day. Basically, she is managing and organizing their lives. Keeping things back in their place, keeping them neat and tidy.
Mother – the family organizer
Motherhood is one tough, all-encompassing, daily battle through the laundry, lunch boxes, carpools, and endless school papers kind of gig. When your to-do list is long, and your hours feel short- you need some routines and structure in your life. This routine and organizing routine is to help us to manage our time! This makes Mother – the family organizer, One who knows the best how to keep where, and where to find what.
Realizing that mom is responsible for making children become productive people, starts from what they learn at home. We are their provider, and planning for their future. We are trying hard maintaining a lifestyle that will one day pay for the future.
I remember while growing up mom used to say – “a place for everything and everything in its place”. As a kid, I used to be irritated but with time learned the way to it and now it helps me stay organized.
Today we have more demands on our time and energy than in generations before us.
We expect us to have perfect homes, be available to drive everyone everywhere, make delicious, home-cooked meals that everyone loves every day. We’re in charge of family activities, scheduling, planning trips, remembering to take the garbage out, monitoring the child-appropriateness of TV shows, and hosting elaborate birthday parties and so much more.
- First thing in the morning she gets herself and the kids ready
- Start preparing for lunch and dinner right from her brain to kitchen since morning
- Runs round the clock meals, as kids get hungry every hour
- Cleaning, laundry, dusting, and lots of mini-tasks keep ongoing
- Check – check bathroom, basins, tabletops, refrigerators on the go.
Being an organized mom
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from parenting – it’s that when I feel in control of my schedule, when I know where I need to be and at what time, when my home is picked up and uncluttered and I can find whatever it is that I am looking for, and when I have a game plan of what I need to accomplish each day and can check a few things off of my list- I feel less stressed. In short, When I’m organized I’m at my best. I feel proud of myself.
Life just runs more smoothly. And I am a happier person.
No denial we sometimes fail too. We plan to organize or de-clutter, Yet somehow- life gets in the way! And we feel that we just don’t have the time to get organized– because as a busy Mom- there is always something or someone that demands our immediate attention. But that’s okay, we just need to be a mom with a plan. You need time for yourself too and for family too. Have your family help you in routines and habits.
“To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.”
— Alfie Kohn
This is the letter “O” in the journey of motherhood where we explore Mom’s roles in their children’s lives. Mom’s are everything for her kids, you name it we have it. Do read my earlier alphabets to enjoy the AtoZ of motherhood roles. This post is written as a part of the A2Z challenge, organized by Blogchatter. You will enjoy reading how moms are nurturers, negotiators, and navrasa moms.