Sunday, February 28, 2010

Motherhood - What do you really want to say?

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... 
since the payment is pure love.”   
Mildred B. Vermont 
I don't know how many of you have been been able to watch the movie "Motherhood" with Uma Thurman. I think it's a movie every woman can relate since there are so many scenes that almost appear to be autobiographical (at least to me). The movie is supposed to be a comedy or a "parody" but I was on the verge of tears watching it. You see is just that "Motherhood" is about an educated mom who decides to be a stay-at-home mom. She blogs on the side in order to keep her "identity" alive and not loose her sanity while she crumbles under the pressure of child-rearing. The main focus of this film is to teach the viewer how difficult is for stay-at-home-moms to juggle personal ambition and familial needs. However, what attracted me the most about this film is Thurman's character struggle to write a 500-word essay for a blog contest explaining what motherhood meant to her. This got me thinking too.. What does motherhood mean to me? What does it mean to you? What do we really want the world to know about motherhood? Is there anyone out there brave enough to share this?

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajneesh
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