Mother is our Encyclopedia, educator, and event planner too

Mothers are life-givers, they are the ones who are there to hold our hands when we take our first steps, they help us understand the world around us but most of all a mother plays the role of a child’s first teacher. The child looks at her and tries to impersonate her, they learn to distinguish between the good and bad. Moms play numerous roles, I find Mother is our Encyclopedia and event planner too, she is even an educator and entertainer too. Today is Letter E in the series – Mom’s Be Everything, my series for April AtoZ where I bring to you all the roles mothers had played with the letter “E”.

Event planner

Mothers schedule, they plan, they are like timetables for her kids. What else can I say? From play dates to doctor’s appointments to school events to after-school activities to vacations to any number of other events, mothers schedule…a lot! Mothers are the best event planners, they help children understand on their own to plan life and days for themselves.

They may not realize it but Moms are essentially event planners. It most likely begins before their children are even born. Many moms-to-be put together birth plans and other detailed lists of things they need to purchase, decorate, arrange, etc., before their “main event” arrives.

As their baby grows, the event planning responsibilities increase. Moms must arrange playdates and coordinate school and activity schedules (in addition to her work schedule). From allergies (of both her kids and her kids’ friends) to picky eaters, she has to ensure that everyone is healthy and satisfied.


Before we actively start learning at school, we learn a lot of life lessons at home, primarily from mothers. We learn from them much more from what is taught in school lessons. Mothers are a huge part of our lives. She is our first educator and teacher too.

Who has the biggest influence on my life? While I have learned from many great teachers, the greatest and the most influential of all is my mother. I grew up watching my mother work hard day and night. Being a lecturer and principal, she provided me with all the necessities to the best of her interest.

She taught me the values of hard work and education to achieve our dreams. By working hard, my mother has taught me discipline and time management. The fact is women should be independent but at the same time not let the family members suffer. She also taught me to never give up. When I struggled with physical and emotional problems, she was always there to give me the support and motivation I needed.


Yes, mothers are her kid’s first encyclopedia. The answer of all the why’s in the world, all the how’s and all the where’s, who’s and what’s. She has a rich experience that you can learn from. You ask a question and she has all the answers. Sometimes tricky sometimes funny but she has all the answers to even our stupidest queries.

Errand Runner

Haha don’t laugh it loud, yes mothers have been errand-runner for ages. They play, they chill, they enjoy, and then who cleans up space… ahh the mommy dears. Yes, I do ask them to clean up the mess and organize but the instructions you see have to be given by mom who else.

A majority of moms work outside the home. Once baby arrives, not only are they juggling their work schedule, meetings, events, and more, they are also now juggling the baby’s schedule of check-ups, classes, tummy time… the list goes on and on.


Of course, moms become entertainer when she becomes a singer, performer, actress, lullaby soother, magician, their personal audio book, Fort Engineer, dancer, joker and so many things to make them laugh as well as learn too.

Mother is our Encyclopedia and event planner too
The Emotional Backbone

Mothers are the first friends and confidants we make at a very young age, and the bond grows strong. Moms serve as the emotional backbone and contribute immensely to positive child development. Researchers also proved that a child’s development, character, and attitudes, depend a lot on the mother. This indicates a clear correlation to the nurture and emotional support that a mother provides to her child.

“The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.”
— Joseph Campbell

This is the letter “E” 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. Mother is our Encyclopedia and event planner too, she is the first educator and entertainer too. Do read my earlier letters to enjoy the AtoZ of motherhood roles.
Do check out how moms are our first designers and dental hygienist too.

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36 Responses

  1. Wonderful E words.
    Totally agree. Moms are the best.
    They are enterprising, enthusiastic, energizing, empowering, enduring & so much more! Truly miss my mom…

  2. Deepika says:

    Once again you have managed to find roles which we have forgotten about. What i like best is how you state the role and then explain about them in detail, humour included. Love reading them
    Deepika Sharma

  3. While I guessed most, the one I didn’t think of and which definitely I should have was the last point – emotional backbone. That is so true

  4. Sreeparna says:

    Event planner, Alarm clock, reminder machine and what not. Kudos for jotting down and giving recognition to these unsung capabilities.

  5. Bingo! Great picks on the alphabet E Pragun. Undoubtedly moms do all for us; also, I do as a mom😜. Planning managing events for us; I hate to be errand runners but can’t deny I am. Hi-Five for the word Encyclopedia, Moms, know everything; even if they don’t, they find the way to learn first and then educate.

  6. How do you come up with all these magic words…the Encyclopedia I connect with totally. When the kids asked for meanings I would ask them to refer to the dictionary. But invariably they would retort..when we have a walking talking encyclopedia why do we need a dictionary!

  7. matheikal says:

    Your series on mother is getting deeper.

  8. Varsh says:

    Yes, encyclopedia and emotional backbone top my list! Their endless questions and meltdowns are all generously handled by moms.

  9. I am surprised by the fact that no one can deny being in any of the roles you have been mentioning in your daily uplifting posts, Pragun. Yet most of us don’t even realize that we are capable of handling so much altogether. I am sure, till we reach Z, we will have quite a significant boost in our self-esteem and confidence. Love reading these feel-good words again and again.

  10. Suhasini I.P. says:

    You have captured all the roles very clearly Pragun. The Event Planner, Errand Runner are the ones that are mostly forgotten.

  11. Lovely picks for today buddy, yeah we play all these roles, You are making all us moms feel so proud.

  12. Harshita Nanda says:

    Oh why didn’t I read your posts earlier? Each and every word is so true

  13. Wow loved all “E” mommy roles and hats off to you for being so creative and sharing amazing mommy roles with each alphabet. among all “E”, my favorite role is educator and event planner. I love to plan different events for my both girls.

  14. Swati says:

    Reading your post kind of boost my confidence and increases self love. The alphabet is going to go till z and I can’t wait to read more of this.

  15. What lovely roles they’ve played. I love the encyclopedia the most

  16. Tina Basu says:

    ohh how true, sometimes you have to be an encyclopedia for the kids – my son thinks, his mom knows everything and everytime i tell him i don’t know let me check he is quite surprised!!!

  17. Jyoti says:

    Wow i loved all these roles .This is so true that Mothers are the first friends and confidants we make at a very young age. Moms serve as the emotional backbone throughout our life

  18. Again a superb blog to thank my mom for what she is. I respect and admire her efforts just after reading your posts.

  19. Heart touching with every E word . Moms are nothing but God in disguise I guess and they are the biggest emotional support system one can have

  20. i strongly agree with the emotional back bone. while i am being one. even i turn to my mom when i am low

  21. Alpana Deo says:

    Emotional Backbone and Errand runner are the two prominent roles I am living these days. Even when we know about them but reading make it feel more special.

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