The World’s Toughest Job is being a mom

Published on April 28, 2014 By Lauren

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.

I am typing this post tonight while sitting outside of my girls bedroom so they don’t get up for the 100th time…Every night they need a snack, a cup of water, they hurt their knee, their stuffed animal needs a bandaid, etc etc etc…

I have mascara smeared under my eyes and dirty workout clothes on…because I went to Zumba today and haven’t been able to shower yet.  Mark is at a school board meeting, I have to work, and my table is still covered with the dirty dinner dishes.  There are piles of laundry scattered throughout my house, coupons left un-clipped, and 2 bathrooms that need to be cleaned.  On top of that I have to clip 80 dirty finger nails tomorrow morning, because my 4 children played outside today in the mud and were kids.

The world’s toughest job is being a mom….

The world’s best job is being a mom…

As a mom, we worry we will never teach them enough about money, we wonder if they will grow up hating us because we wouldn’t let them have an iPhone, we wonder… we wonder… we wonder… what will they be like when they get older?

I grew up like many teenagers – not appreciating my mom.  I honestly don’t think I came to have a full appreciation for what she did for us growing up until I had 4 children.  She made so many sacrifices, but she never complained and would give you the shirt off her back.  She smiled, drove us to ballet and gymnastics, and never complained.

I grew up in a family with 4 kids, I had an older brother, and 2 younger sisters.  We were a crazy bunch, but we were family.  My dad traveled a lot and my mom took care of everything in the house.  We all played at least 1 sport, my brother was in and out of drug rehab, and I don’t think my mom sat down for 18 years.

It’s funny how things worked, I now have 4 children with the oldest being a boy and the 3 younger ones being girls.  It is like I am reliving my childhood but this time as the adult.  I have so much more appreciate for my mom… all those sleepless nights… I want to go back to the teenager me and tell her to give her mom a hug because she needs it. So often we discount the work that we do as mothers…I know I do.

This Cardstore video has been all that I’ve been thinking about the past two weeks since I watched it.  It talks about the toughest job in the world, and shares what a mother may describe her job as.

Today I describe being a mom as:

  • Changing 3 poopy diapers
  • Cleaning up spilled nail polish on my bathroom toilet (attempting to anyway)
  • Snuggling little girls to bed
  • Changing sheets
  • Working out (a little me time)
  • Working on this blog
  • Phone calls
  • Dinner faces to wipe
  • Kids playing outside

Every day is different and every day is special in it’s own little way.  I really LOVE being a mom, even though I don’t always feel like I am a good one. With Mother’s Day coming up I really wanted to be able to honor my mom for how special she is.  So I am sending her this card, from me as a kid to let her know how special she is.  I made this card custom from Cardstore, the popular custom greeting card website from American Greetings.

If you want to make your own you can go to and use the coupon code CCF4249 to get a custom Mother’s Day card for only $2.49! The older my children get, the more I notice how time goes by so fast.  I know I will look back in 10 years and remember those days of picking flowers for hours or playing Legos with my son on the floor.

The best job in the world is being a mom – even though it’s also the toughest.  Order your mom a special custom card this year and send it to her to remind her just how much you love her.

What do you think the most rewarding part of being a mom is?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.