Mothers are best jugglers and a judge too.

mother plays multiple roles in a child’s development, as she is a teacher in every aspect of a child’s developmental growth – social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and independence. I feel Mothers are the best jugglers, they know multitasking and management too.

Today on the day of Letter “J” let’s find out the roles moms play in the journey of motherhood.

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In the first place, one can’t deny that mothers are perfect jugglers. If you are a mother or even if you had seen some mother you sure have noticed how she is multitasking and doing so many tasks at one time. She works 24*7*365 without salary or leaves. And when you are a working mother the juggling doubles up. Trying to balance homeschooling, working from home, special needs parenting, me-time, and my relationship seem like an impossibility. But mothers still manage their best. They master the juggle. We can and must not compare ourselves to another. A mother’s juggle differs from circumstances, temperaments, and family support, spouses, and our children are all factors in what and how we are juggling.

In other words, God has given us each, our own juggling act. We can’t look at others to see what they are juggling.  We need only to be concerned about our own juggling.  Are you happy with what you are juggling?  Are you juggling too much?  Many women will fall into this trap.  We keep adding things to our juggling and soon find ourselves tired, stressed, and really not juggling well.  A good juggler knows her limitations.  A good mother prays to God to guide her decisions.

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Of course, each day has only limited waking hours. One of the temptations in our quest for balance is to try to give equal time to all our responsibilities and interests every day. Mothers know best how to manage and plan. Your head can spin if you start researching and discovering the opinions of others as to finding balance in motherhood. They might fail but they won’t stop trying. As women enter motherhood I feel they get the juggling techniques by default. They become more aware of the juggling techniques in daily life. Most women are naturally good at juggling, and motherhood just makes it perfect.

The Art of Juggling Daily Life: A Mom's Multi-Tasking Dilemma - Moments Big  and Small
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Judge Mom {daily court appearances}

I’m a mother of two boys, ask me what it is to be a judge. After every small interval, I’m being a referee and judging among who is right and who is wrong. How and why things happened and whom should be held responsible. Sometimes I have to be tricky, sometimes I need to be cruel too. Sometimes I take sides and sometimes I have to be neutral too.


The dictionary meaning says – a person employed to take care of a large building, such as a school, and who deals with the cleaning, repairs, etc… Do I say more? I know it’s wrong to call her cleaner, but isn’t she taking care of the building we call the house and keeping it clean and intact. Mom in the role of a Janitor is a person whose job is to look after a building aka house. She is the one who looks after the maintenance and cleaning of a public building. If I call her a janitor it is out of respect as they are the most hardworking, caring, and kind humans.

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”
— Oprah Winfrey

This is the letter “J” in the journey of motherhood, where we explore Mom’s roles in their children’s lives. We can proudly say Mom’s are everything for her kids, you name it we have it. Do read my earlier letters to enjoy the AtoZ of motherhood roles. This post is written as a part of the A2Z challenge, organized by Blogchatter. You will surely love to read how moms are housekeeper as well as homework keeper too.

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28 Responses

  1. Ruchi Verma says:

    Bang on!! I am also a mother of two and the full day being a judge to solve the case like you!!

  2. Totally agree! Moms do so much! Juggling with ease.
    They also play “Judge” if they have more than one child 🙂

  3. So true and you you have come up with such apt words. Being at home now I am a full time judge otherwise some some time atleaast their friends take up that role… And yes I have cooled down on juggling part and learned to delegate.

  4. Absolutely. With 2 kids it’s all day long umpiring job. And juggling to pucho hi mat, specially with no maid and everyone at home juggling has gone to a different level.

  5. Deepika says:

    Juggling, you are right sometimes we juggle more than we can handle. With kids at home the judging part is becoming all the more tough. Loved your quote by Winfrey… No better way to become a spiritual teacher
    Deepika Sharma

  6. I can so well relate to this

  7. Moms are Master Jugglers. So many tasks to do in 24 hours, especially if you are a career woman. The janitor is associated with washroom cleaning 🙂 But yes we moms do a lot of cleaning.If u have two kids then u have to be a judge. Usually, the younger has the upper hand!

  8. When it comes to judging with compassion, no one can replace the mother.

  9. Suhasini I.P. says:

    Luckily, I don’t have to be a judge mom.

  10. Neha says:

    Aye aye… completely relate with each point. Juggling and judging comes naturally to me now 😛

  11. All 3 are very different roles and yet vitally important when you think about it.

  12. Chuckling at ‘daily court appearances’ I agree with you on everything, Judge, Juggler, and Janitor! Love the tongue in cheek way you write, Pragun.

  13. Juggler is the perfect word to describe mothers. Caretaker and judge.. These responsibilities naturally come with the mom tag;)

  14. Totally agree God has given us the ability to perform the juggling act and the juggling techniques come to us by default. I loved J’s interpretation for mom.

  15. Varsh says:

    Juggling is a superpower of moms! We are such multitaskers, aren’t we? Home, work, tantrums and what not, we juggle everything all the time. And yes, to be a good judge is part of the job.

  16. Again all great mommy roles begin with “J”. yes, all mommies are jugglers who always have long to do list to complete. during this days, we blogger mommies are doing this a lot. what you say dear?

  17. True, true to every word!! Being a juggler, we can’t afford to look at what other jugglers have in their hands. We have to focus on our own act of balancing. And yes, we are full-time janitors and judges too.

  18. Poonam says:

    Yes, we should never compare ourselves to what others have. Rightly said. I truly loved that quote by Oprah.

  19. Haha! Yes, we are judges; we are jugglers. In fact, we have mastered juggling. If someone really wants to know the managing business, moms are to be contacted; first, they have the best tips, tricks, and treats in their pockets to get things done in the best way.

  20. Alpana Deo says:

    Ask me about the juggling part Pragun. You know what I am talking about. And the Judge hat- woh toh roz ki kahani hai.

  21. Being a judge 365 days is definitely a great achievement. I love the juggler though

  22. Mothers are amazing Jugglers. No help needed they do it all. and they judge quick and truly. something like ‘mummy ko sab patha hai’

  23. Jyoti says:

    So true . Moms are always juggling between various roles . Yes ,we are judges too . With kids at home the judging part is becoming all the more tough. Well

  24. They definitely are. Well put post. Love the theme. 😀

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