Too many responsibilities? or opportunities for rewards?

http-::www.flickr.com:photos:evaekeblad:2370037505:            Being a wife and a mom is a 24/7 job, where you can’t call in sick. There’s no watering down of the tremendous responsibilities that come along with being a mom and wife. Your responsibilities include but aren’t limited to chasing kids, teaching, feeding, dressing, and disciplining them, along with  household chores and serving the husband- all to be done while looking pleasant and keeping on a smile. Within this hectic work schedule, you probably wish you could find some time to study Islam, attend lectures, learn Arabic, or do something “Islamic” not related to motherhood. Feelings of guilt start to build up and suddenly, the workload seems too overwhelming and you resent your job, because in your mind you’re not “doing much” for your deen. And you want to blame the husband and kids.
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How pursuing personal goals can make you a better mom

https://ummempowered.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/why-pursuing-your-personal-goals-can-make-you-a-better-mom/

‘Wait, wouldn’t pursuing my personal goals make me a selfish mom?’ is what you’re probably thinking. You’re not alone. We have society to blame for defining the good mom as the one who devotes all of her time and energy into the welfare of her children, while her goals take the backseat.
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