Biggest Challenges for Moms

by Claire Minnaar

I recently sponsored a competition for Moms on Mommalicious and in order to enter, Moms had to share what their biggest challenges of being a Mom is. The competition closed and all the answers were exported and I have included them below. It’s so interesting to see how similar we all are and how we all face similar challenges – some are more than others, but it goes to show we are all human and being a Mom is a very rewarding, but challenging job!

Thank you to all Moms who took part and thank you to Lisa from Mommalicious for allowing me to run this giveaway! If you are a Mom who didn’t enter, please feel free to add your challenges in the form at the bottom of this post. 🙂

The Biggest Challenges Faced by Moms

Comment by Anida on Wednesday

My biggest challenge is “not having enough TIME”, i never have enough time to spen with my kids. I would love to be a stay @home mom just so I can spen more time with my kids, but unfortunatly to keep the house hold running my husband and I have to work.

Comment by Kirsten Miller on July 25, 2011 at 12:53pm

The biggest challenge that I face as a mom is that I suffer from bi-polar II. This has meant that I suffer from severe bouts of depression as well as mania. I missed my son’s first steps because I was hospitalised and this really upset me. I sometimes feel like such a bad mother for having this illness. I put my son into a day-mother facility at 8 months old because I could no longer cope watching him full time from home. Because of this I make an extra effort to be present with him when I’m spending time with him because it’s easy for me to just zone out. Fortunately he’s a happy, healthy little angel and I have a wonderful support team to lean on in tough times.

Comment by Lizanne Fivaz on July 25, 2011 at 11:23am

My miracle baby who took 12 years to conceive was born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighed a mere 680 grams. I have been faced with a number of challenges from the day Erin was born. I think the biggest challenge thus far was walking out of that hospital when she was only four days old and having to go home without my baby. The next three months were absolutely draining as they consisted of daily hospital visits, between working, caring for my husband and having to express milk every couple of hours in the office. Erin is now 18 months old and has bloomed into the most precious little gift from God. So, our new challenge … getting this little thing to WALK! Erin goes for her first session of physio on Friday and hopefully before long she will be off her hands and knees and properly mobile (and then I’ll probably wish she was 6 months old again and could still be found lying in the same place that I had left her, LOL).

Comment by Vanessa Parry on July 20, 2011 at 3:30pm

I would have to say that my biggest challenge being a mom is never knowing whether or not you’re doing it right! you just have to trust yourself and know you’re doing your absolute best! my little boys smile lets me know i’m doing OK 🙂

Comment by Belinda Landers on July 14, 2011 at 1:27pm

My biggest challenge being a MOM is having to work full-day, trying to find time to spend with my baby and also finding me-time.

Comment by zillah on July 14, 2011 at 9:05am

I am a 22yr old mommy , my daughter is 14mths old, i also have a step daughter who is 5yrs old. I have my own bed shop in town. My husband of two yrs works away and comes home every second weekend. i love my children to death! I still however manage to cope with everything, while my husband is away. I collect my step daughter from school every Wednesday and get both kids sorted, play games and make dinner and take things as they come, i make them oats or slap pap for breakfast each morning, i drop them both off at school,bags packed and healthy lunches packed,in the morning (different schools opposites sides of town), and then I’m off to work, I also collect my ‘bonus baby’ every second friday and drop her off on a sunday night. things are always HECTIC, but moms cope all the time, we have no other option, everyone harps on about being a single parent, it is difficult I know what it feels like, but we NEED to make it work and make special time with our kids, everything starts at home, everyone is battling financially, everyone has issues, but in the end spending quality time with your children is so important and it is difficult, I’m a driver, cook, nurse, housekeeper, businesswoman, a friend, a mother and im so proud of my children everyday, i read stories and bake cookies, I’m into politics and am actively running for a position in that in between, LIFE is a full time job. But I cope, i do however know a few ladies who are expecting babies soon and i would want to split the prize between them, to help them get nice things for their new little blessings, Imagine how difficult it is not having a job, not having a husband for support, not having a car, and i honestly think that they would be very deserving and it would be highly appreciated!.

Comment by Barbara Merifield on July 13, 2011 at 7:14pm

My biggest challenge as a mom: well was one that didn’t allow for much thought, preperation or a choice. My partner was killed in a car accident when I was 7 months pregnant with our second child. Having children with both parents is a huge challenge on it own and there I was left to raise 2 kids on my own. A huge challenge was keeping myself sane through the last 2 months of my pregnancy and still looking after our 2 year old son, trying to keep things as normal as possible for him. Another challenge that I face constantly are milestones and accomplishments that the kids are continuesly doing and achieving, it’s a challenge in it’s self watching our children grow, learn and experience new things on a daily basis, knowing that their father is not here to share in that. But for me the biggest challenge I face is am I doing a good enough job by raising our 2 precious children all on my own, would it be up to dads satifaction and also hoping that the decsions I make are good and the right ones.

Comment by Tammy P on July 13, 2011 at 2:50p

As a mom I face a hundred challenges a day. Like getting my son’s cereal down his throat, instead of up his nose and all over the kitchen. Like trying to pull on a pair of tights with a toddler on your hip without falling over. Like figuring out how to wash crayons off the wall, actually remembering to brush my hair, and getting all the words to every nursery rhyme right every time. We live on a working flower farm, so my days start before the sun (and the son!) gets up, and a normal day consists of running around after my son and my staff, managing our household, fixing a few meals and walking our dogs. Once my boy is in bed my day continues late into the night so I can make the time to continue my Bachelors degree studies and work on getting our second business up and running. My biggest challenge is the age-old one – how to fit it all in!

Comment by Kelly Daniels on July 13, 2011 at 1:03pm

my biggest challenge as a mom that works from home is trying to balance work and family time. I always seem to have so much work but never enough time to do it in especially when all I want to do is lie on the floor and spend time with my daughter. I often end up working late into the night because i have spent the whole day playing

Comment by Jade Swartz on July 13, 2011 at 12:33pm

I think my biggest challenge as a Mom has been to not feel guilty/sad at the fact that i spend so little time with my daughter. I leave home while shes sleeping and get home after 6pm which doesnt leave alot of time to play etc…but at least i know at the end of the month i get a salary and can afford to give her everything she needs…we havent got to the “I Wants” yet, thank goodness

Comment by Leigh-Anne McHugh on July 13, 2011 at 12:32pm
My challenge being a mom is the constant worry that i am doing all i can for my little one. Am i reading enough, teaching him enough, feeding him enough etc. Guess as moms we always want to do everything right and that can be challenging but at the same time rewarding!

Comment by Sindie Allum on July 13, 2011 at 12:23pm

Working, coming home, cooking and cleaning, don’t really get to spend any time with my girls. Before I know it, it’s bed time. Other than that, I love being a mom. It’s hard, but my girls make it worthwhile. So ignore my moaning, I really do enjoy it.

Comment by cirsten van den heuvel on July 13, 2011 at 12:21pm

My biggest challange was leaving my job to work at home and making a commision rather than a salary, i chose to do this as i didnt want to miss out on my baby growing up as ive had previous misscarridges and this baby was a miracle while i had a stessfull pregnancy with a rare amniotic band sydrome where 1 in 12 000 pregnacies get it, its a band that forms in the wound, it could cut the babies limps ect or wrap around the ambilicol cord. But i landed up haved a healthy baby boy. With me living on commision and not getting a salary some months are fine then there are some months where you struggle to get by but i wouldnt change a thing, money cant buy you happiness.

Comment by Kim Young on July 13, 2011 at 12:14pm

My biggest challenge is to find the right balance to divide my time efficiently and fairly between my family and career.I promote my own business and awareness of HypnoBirthing, look after my home and children during the day and then teach pregnant moms in the evenings..It is so important for me to make sure the time I have with my children is commited to them which sometimes means turning off my phone and laptop!!

Comment by Monica van der Merwe on July 8, 2011 at 2:15pm

Delete Commentwell im i full time Working Mom… i love to always look good just for myself, but having time to look and feel beautiful it the most dificult thing being a mom and know most moms will agree on this… no time to your nails, hair, make-up! without a nanny is so hard to work full time and caring for my little angel Leja-mai!!! its the most amazing thing being a mommy!!!! its just hard work but we’ll make it through and we’ll be stronger at the end, after all woman can multytask and God gave us the ability to be moms and run the family coz i knew we can handle it and do an amazing job!!! so to all moms u are amazing and u are the heart of your family and i know they all have respect for us and they look up to us so be strong and keep on shining!!!! Xxx

Comment by Michele Smit on July 6, 2011 at 10:55pm

My biggest challenge being a mom is well finding time for myself…I have gotten lost in the mayhem of making dinner, feedings, bottles, dirty diapers, toys all over the house, small people clothes, runny noses and no sleep during the night….i have lost me..i don’t remember when last i sat down and did my nails, when last i ate a meal without rushing it down just in case…when last i had time to lie down on the couch and read a book…I’m a working mom during the day and i’m trying to run two business during the night time, and then of course take care of my family. And then of course the challenge above all is how do we afford everything, no more clothes for me, all for baba…but i love her to bits, i love her so much that i will give up everything for her and come what may every challenge, with every smile i love her more each day…

Comment by Natalie Morel on July 6, 2011 at 9:09pm

Keeping a cool head in a storm !!

Comment by Tash Fukuchi MM Doula on July 6, 2011 at 4:15pm

As one of many single, full time working moms I face challenges daily when it comes to raising my toddler daughter. I am looking to change my career, a move that will let me spend more time with my babygirl. In between working full time, being a mom, housekeeping and cooking I need to find time to study my passion, and get the certification I need to make the changes. A little help with ready made dinners in the evenings will give me that hour every night that I can study….

Comment by Leanne Manley on July 6, 2011 at 4:08pm

The biggest challenge for me being a mom is trying to juggle everything. Since the birth of our second child (daughter Hope) my husband has had to get a second job to support and pay our bills. That leaves me with the total care of our children. On top of that my daughter was born dead after being stuck in the birth canal for half an hour without oxygen. Since then she has been in and out of hospital, 6 different antibiotics and now she is on the nebulizer everyday( and she is only 6mths old). We have to cover all these costs because we cant afford medical aid. Because of all the antibiotics in such a short space of time, she now has to rebuild her immune system and has to be at home and not in a creche. We struggle to afford all the necessary formula, diapers and my son is now potty training so it is alot more washing with pee stained clothes. So yes…difficult is my situation to a T.Thanks

Comment by Mesha Shaik on July 6, 2011 at 4:07pm

My biggest challenge is dealing with the fact that babies just grow too quickly & as a working mother you tend to miss out on alot. Their childhood is to be treasured as child and parents because soon they will be adults

Comment by Monique Sham on July 6, 2011 at 4:01pm

My biggest challenge is trying to explain to my almost 3 year old little girl that we won’t be having a little baby soon since I had a miscarriage on Friday at 11 weeks. She wakes up every morning asking if we are going to the hospital so the baby can “slide” out of me (her words not mine!).

Comment by Maya Ward on July 6, 2011 at 3:56pm

The biggest challenge being a mom is that everyday I wear my heart on my sleeve. The day that Skylah was born, was the first time I truly understood what it meant to wear your heart on your sleeve. That day someone took my heart out and exposed it to the world and every day is a challenge to not let anyone hurt my child although life is going to happen and I must let her be her own person but that for me has the biggest challenge.

Comment by Lucindia on July 6, 2011 at 1:18pm

My biggest challenge at the moment is to “find” myself. I recently got out of a very toxic relationship where I could not follow my dreams, for that matter, I gave up on even having andy hopes or dreams. Now, between working full time and being a single mother to my beautiful little girl, three cats and 2 gold fish, I am struggling to find time for myself.

Comment by Meghan Daniels on July 6, 2011 at 11:02am

My biggest challenge is to be able to afford our NORMAL bills – we don’t even have clothing accounts. My husband and I try provide for our kids as best as we can, but we then neglect ourselves and have broken shoes and old clothes! My husband is away from home for 2 weeks and I only have such a little money to survive on and the school keeps asking for money for extra activities for the holidays and the gate motor broke this morning …. !

Comment by Juanita De Lange on June 30, 2011 at 1:33pm

My biggest challenge is to be the perfect mom tho the perfect little girl and making time in life for her.being a good wife and but at the end of the day its not a challenge it’s the world’s greatest gift to me being a Mom.

Comment by Louise Carol Johst on June 30, 2011 at 12:00pm

My biggest challenge as a mom of two is juggling work, housework and giving my attention equally to my kids and my husband. At times it just feels like there is not enough time to do it all. But i wouldn’t change it for the world, my children are my greatest joy in life.

Comment by Melanie Bighi on June 29, 2011 at 7:16am

My biggest challenge is Patience.

Comment by Jade Woo on June 28, 2011 at 10:28pm

For me the biggest challenge is making sure that i can preserve a certain quality of the interactions with my son and husband – and doing so with the same level of energy, attention, patience and excitement – which can sometimes be hard, with an early rising toddler, a full day of house work, running a home business, and sometimes stressful family situations; and also trying to make sure the core of our family -my husband and I as a couple – is as tight as ever, making sure the love and passion between us is alive and strong.

Comment by Marlyse Wood on June 28, 2011 at 3:25pm

My biggest challenge is knowing it a challenge to raise kids, work, juggling all kinds of things in everyday life, it’s extremely hard, but a women/mother can manage anything that comes her way. I have a very supportive husband and we work well together raising our family. All i need at times is a break!

Comment by Rene Webster on June 28, 2011 at 2:15pm

My biggest challenge at the moment is trying to juggle everything that is happening in my life at the moment. My small business I started on our farm is going so well and keeping me so busy, my 2 boys aged 3yrs and 1yrs are keeping me on my toes, the demands of being a supportive wife to a loving husband, keeping my home clean, everyone fed and somewhere inbetween remembering ME! I need to remember to be kind to me in all the madness of day to day life!

Comment by Lauren Damon on June 28, 2011 at 11:32am

My biggest challenge is being a SINGLE mom. My son is a blessing in a million and being both mommy and daddy, I’ve embraced that opportunity with open arms. Its tough at times but my life, as it is now, I wouldn’t swop it for the world. Joshua is my inspiration and everything I do, I do for him. I’m a full time working mommy, and having the support of my amazing family and amazing friends has kept me sane when times got a bit crazy. My LIFE is my son

Comment by Cindy Laingno-Lawrence on June 28, 2011 at 11:18am

My biggest challenge right now under all my straining cicumstances is too remember to ENJOY my life. I have 2 kids aged 6 and 3 years, a full time job, a husband,pets and chores and and and… and we all live with my mom in one room after loosing our house last year….so yes life gets hectic at times, but we making the most of it

Comment by Pia on June 28, 2011 at 10:43am

My biggest challenge about being a mom would probably trying to keep on top of everything; a full time job, trying to start my own little thing on the side, my beautiful child, my home, my loveable pets and my partner; trying to keep it together and remaining strong for their sake. It’s tough especially during these times.

Comment by Nicole Castle on June 28, 2011 at 10:21am

my biggest challenge is balancing work, family, our household and still find some time for me. there is just not enough hours in a day to see to everything. and being pregnant now is not helping the situation… i am always drained and tired, for me the most important thing is to spend time with my boys after work but i also HAVE to make sure they have something to eat and the house is clean and and and. its a never ending story.

Comment by Yolande’ Robinson Heath on June 28, 2011 at 10:03am

My biggest challenge, is to fine time to spend with my little girl. In between being a Wife, working all day, cooking ,cleaning and making sure everyone is taken care of. There is nothing more valuable in the world then spending time with my daughter and my hubby. I wont change a thing, I have given up alot, but it is worth it nothing can compare to being a Mom. You only know what it is like to be a Mom, when you are a Mom. No words can express the blessing indeed. 🙂

Comment by Anneska Burger on June 28, 2011 at 9:54am

My biggest challenge is finance and time

Comment by Bronwyn Minnie on June 28, 2011 at 9:53am

My biggest challenge is trying to juggle being a mom and wife and working full time and keeping the household running smoothly with everyones needs taken care of! There never seems to be time for me but I would not give up this job for anything in the world, just the smiles I get from my gorgeous daughter makes it all worth while!!

Comment by Nuraan Kafaar on June 28, 2011 at 9:49am

My biggest challenge with my toddler of almost 3 years old is getting time for myself to keep fit and healthy. Yes my child is my most important person, often before myself, yet time for me is much needed to keep our children happy too

Comment by Melissa Brown on June 28, 2011 at 9:48am

My biggest challenge is to remember to look after myself as well. If I am sick or overworked/stressed out I am of no benefit to my little girl.

Comment by rvt on June 28, 2011 at 9:35am

I am a mom 2 b so my biggest challenge is the morning sickness and constant worrying about whether my baby to be is happy and comfy

Comment by Shameez Liederman on June 28, 2011 at 9:07am

I have so many challenges so i’m not sure which 1 to add. I am married and have 4 boys aged 1,4,5,9. I have a full time job and i’m also an entrepreneur. I run a debt counselling business part time and also busy doing an entrepreneurship course on Saterday mornings. So as you can see i have my hands full all the time. My biggest challenge is to make time for myself, to spoil and pamper myself. Just to have some well deserved ME TIME.

Comment by Gwen Paulson on June 27, 2011 at 1:26pm

Food! My biggest challenge is food! Trying to make sure that my little girls eat a balanced diet is so important to me but I’m not a major fan of the kitchen. I prepare a ‘menu’ each week which helps me plan their meals. I don’t have time each evening to cook up a scrumptious meal for them so I try to cook in bulk and freeze but sometimes I feel sorry for them because it’s all the same – they could definitely do with some variety!!

Comment by Lizanne Pitt on June 27, 2011 at 9:42am

My biggest challenge is patience, and giving enough time to my husbands… never been very good at balance.

Comment by Rey V on June 27, 2011 at 8:49am

my biggest challenge is not enough time! not enough time with Hubby or Monsterman. i start work at 7:30am and i get home at 6pm (some nights later) during the week we dont spend a lot of time together as mornings are rushed & some evenings by the time we get home LO is asleep already, so we miss out on quite a lot of time together!

Comment by Zan-Mari on June 27, 2011 at 8:03am

My biggest challenge now a days seems to be finding clothes that fit… Especially my pants. 19 months after Zanre’s birth, I’m finally starting to loose weight again but now all my pants keep falling down. I’m very fortunate to be able to stay at home with my son but in the process I started to neglect myself. I mean who dress up at home? I will use the voucher to spoil myself Eith some new clothes that fits.

Comment by Jackie Fish on June 26, 2011 at 9:09pm

As a single mom of two daughters both in school, I would say the biggest challenge is financial. There just seems to be so much they need!

Comment by Amy on June 24, 2011 at 3:16pm

Not able to be spontaneous anymore….everything needs so much planning. Also my little girl not keeping up with some of her milestones…I blame myself that I dont do enough with her, am a bad mom etc

Comment by Veneita (partygenie) on June 23, 2011 at 5:44pm

ntMY Biggest challenge being a mom (to two beautiful angels)and newly opened party planner is having to give them both teh same love,care and attention they are used to receiving from me and being the very best business owner possiible ,juggling them two is a challenge but i am loving every moment and love my girls ,my business even more. I feel blessed to be able to live my dream and be at home with my darlings ,never missing any ‘special ‘moment

Comment by Kim Dyer on June 23, 2011 at 5:16pm

I’m technically not a mom yet, but in 3 months I will be – she’s still growing in my tum – but I imagine my biggest challenge will be handing her over to a creche when I have to go back to work. That and getting through 3 months UNPAID maternity leave!

Comment by Carolyn Cramer on June 23, 2011 at 4:12pm

I work from home. My biggest challenge is definitely focusing on the task at hand and resisting the temptation to visit my little girl every half hour!

Comment by Nadine Levin on June 23, 2011 at 3:20pm

Supporting my angel girl being a single mom with no help whatsoever from her father “sperm donar”

Comment by Julia on June 23, 2011 at 3:17pm

My biggest challenge is to remember to put myself first sometimes. As a Mommy I need to remember that I am still a woman and a person in my own right and NOT a martyr.

Comment by Laura Allmayer on June 23, 2011 at 3:06pm

My biggest challenge is staying on top of it all – with 2 bigger kids and a newborn its hard

Comment by Sameya Williams on June 23, 2011 at 2:45pm

I’m still finding my feet so I guess it would be finding time for myself as well as couple time

Comment by Felicity Wienand on June 23, 2011 at 2:26pm

My Biggest challenge is discipline. I think sometimes I take it easy on him because I don’t want him to think that I don’t love him. But, I have gone on a parenting course to learn how to raise him the right way

Comment by Wendy Offer on June 23, 2011 at 2:12pm

ntMy biggest challenge is balancing being a wife and being a mom and also trying to find some time just for me.

Comment by Simone Arentsen on June 23, 2011 at 1:35pm

My biggest challenge is not disappointing my family. Giving my baby girl everything she needs and wants and making sure she grows up well in a balanced and healthy family.

Comment by fierdous jappie on June 23, 2011 at 1:31pm

My biggest challenge is to always remain positive and be full of strength for myself, my daughter and my husband. Four days before my daughter was born in january 2010, my husband joined the south african army. In the same month I started university. My daughter is almost a year and a half now but the reality of her father seeing her less than he is away from us still comes as a challenge to me and the pressures I am under always increase as time went on. I’m 20 years old and have so much against me (my inlaws aren’t so fond of me and aren’t supportive of my marriage), and I’m trying my best to cope with motherhood, and being a superb wife to the husband I see only after a few months at a time for only a week or less:) but I do adore him so much!! So my challenge is to be my best when the challenges facing me seems too overwhelming to cope with.

Comment by sharlene on June 23, 2011 at 1:28pm

my bigggest challenge is, giving my son a loving him & spending quality time with him each day. sometimes, its hard, cause by the time I get home from work, he’s ready for bed.

Comment by Marian Correia on June 23, 2011 at 12:39pm

I have a two year old and a three month old, so life is exciting and busy in this house. I have many challenges on a daily basis – sometimes brushing my teeth can be a challenge – but as my family changes and grows, my biggest challenge is to challenge myself to be the best I know how to be for myself and my family!

Comment by Melissa Carolus on June 23, 2011 at 11:52am

My biggest challenge is being the parent that does 90% of what’s needed for baby boy. I’ve battled the colic, teething and his insomnia problem on my own and still go to work with a smile on my dial and try to still be a good “house keeper” “cook” and companion! The most challenging part of it all is trying to do everything to the best of my ability(with no right or wrong instruction manual) and still accept the critism I get on an almost regular basis from my partner about how I do things…..God knows it’s not easy to constantly swallow the words I’d like to say somethimes!

Comment by Tanya Holtzhausen on June 23, 2011 at 11:36am

My biggest challenge about being a mom is trying to figure out what is right for my little girl….I try and go with my gut instinct, but we are surrounded by so many opinions ……

Comment by Karlien van Vuuren on June 23, 2011 at 11:33am

My biggest challenge is to take care of myself, with 2 little ones it is sometimes difficult because they come first and you forget to look properly after yourself.

Comment by Moeshfieqa Manan on June 23, 2011 at 11:31am

My biggest challenge is just being a Good enough Mom. Our mothers never told us it is this hard. My children are the most precious things in my life, its scary though if we have to leave them for school or daycare to go work! Still have a smile when you tired of working… but relieved cos they came back to you safely… So you put up that smile… and cook yourself in your chops….. and clean your house and not forgetting to be a bit strict and also to laugh! Its tough but its a Challenge I wont change for anything!

Comment by Shanon Marais on June 23, 2011 at 11:29am

ntMy biggest challenge is balancing work with being a mommy and a good wife. I work from home, so everything is a constant juggle. Having said that I consider myself so fortunate to spend the time I do have with my lg even though im shuffling time.

Comment by Karen Randall on June 23, 2011 at 11:29am

My biggest challenge is to be a good example to my 8 year old daughter. Juggling 2 home based companies, and be a good mom and wife is a challenge. It is tough to maintain a good, healthy balance, but so important!

Comment by Marina Lofthouse on June 23, 2011 at 11:26am

My biggest challenge at the moment is looking after my 3 months old son on my own as well as keeping my family together.
My husband travels for work all the time, and I either have to fly all over the world with a little one or be on my own. We have tried flying around and it was a complete disaster, so my baby and I are completely alone in a big Joburg city.
I’m also trying to complete my qualification, which is extremely hard with so little sleep.

Comment by Maxie du Plessis on June 23, 2011 at 11:25am

To give each their time and love they deserve.

Comment by Cheries Dutton on June 23, 2011 at 11:11am

My biggest challenge is looking after myself. I spend all my time, energy & money on my home & family & before you know i’ve let myself go 🙁

Comment by Chelsea van As on June 23, 2011 at 11:01am

My biggest challenge is working 3 jobs to support my little princess and also find the time to spend quality time with her, love her, hug and kiss her and discipline her…

Comment by Megan Robertson on June 23, 2011 at 10:57am

My biggest challenge at present is trying to juggle being a good mother, having time for my 2 small children, working full time, no housekeeper,being a good wife and still trying to remember myself in the process. SUPER HARD WORK But all worth it………..And the guilt of not being able to be a stay at home mom! It breaks my heart

Comment by Carol Willis on June 23, 2011 at 10:41am

My biggest challenge? Keeping my wits about me with a special needs child and 2 other lively children, balancing the books with my time and money entries because I can never seem to find enough of either….and sometimes my biggest challenge is just to step back and let them grow up without interfering too much

Comment by Chantal Roos on June 23, 2011 at 10:39am

My biggest challenge as a mom is to make sure that my child becomes successful one day and that I teach her to always do the right thing as a human being.

Comment by Sara Khan on June 23, 2011 at 10:33am

My biggest challenge is managing to get my work done -as I run my business from home – while being constantly interrupted by my kids.

Comment by Sharon on June 23, 2011 at 10:25am

My Biggest challenge is doing right by my kids. Give them each the attention they deserve, still do a full time job, make time for Hubby and then still give ME time!

Comment by Catherine Jordan on June 23, 2011 at 10:25a

Time – to give each their own time and attention

Comment by Amalia Appleton on June 23, 2011 at 9:51am

My biggest challenge would be to not make the same “mistakes” my parent made with me with my two boys and trying to teach them to always be themselves and be proud of who they are. To decide for themselves without the influence of other people and to never give up and always try to do their best no matter what it is their trying to achieve!

Comment by mandimadeit on June 22, 2011 at 9:30pm

My biggest challenge being a mom of two boys is balancing my time between running my own business, homeschooling, and being the best wife and mommy I can be.

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Amelia August 2, 2011 - 9:32 am

Great post – some moms really have it tough out there!!

Kerrin Moore August 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who struggles to find time for myself! I have a 7yr old son and 5 month old baby daughter and am also a step mom to 2 little girls, 6yrs old and 4yrs old respectivley. We all live together, the girls mom lives in England, and life is busy, crazy and hectic. My biggest challenge is trying to be patient and caring to the 3 older ones while still giving my all to the baby. They are all very demanding, but do help me as much as possible according to their ability. It’s especially hard as I work full time and am running on very little sleep! My partner helps out as much as he can, but all 4 kids demand mommy time and just having the patience and time to be attentive as well as cook a meal and do homework etc….phew, I feel I need a medal! I don’t quite know how I do it, but I do!

Shanae Lackay August 2, 2011 - 11:09 am

WOW! I am inspired by all these amazing and strong women. I often feel a bit sorry for myself when I’m busy juggling my business, home and my two yr old twin boys … but I realise that I’m still truly blessed! Thank you for sharing ladies, loads of respect to all of you!!


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