How hard is it being a wife and mum?

Being a mum is the most rewarding yet hardest roles in our lives.  As a mum I give my children endless love, devotion, encouragement and guidance.

Jada Pinkett-Smith was recently asked by her daughter Willow “How hard is it being a wife and a mother?”. I truly love Jada’s answer, how she explains it is nothing short of perfection, so honest and real. This is a must watch, 6 minutes not wasted. 

I shared this on my facebook page yesterday, but wanted to publish it on the blog, so when your struggling you can easily find this clip and watch it to remind you, that YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST.

Jada Pinkett Smith: Being a Wife and MomJada Pinkett Smith was asked ‘How hard is it being a wife and mom?’ I didn’t expect her answer to be so real…

Posted by Omeleto on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

 

“Being a wife and a mother is probably one of the most extraordinary experiences, and the most fulfilling experiences in my life. But at the same time, it has been very difficult to balance  the things that I want to do and have the freedoms that I want to have and also being responsible for you, and your brothers and your father. And I’m constantly, every day, trying to figure out that balance,” she said.

Jada said she struggles every day to find a balance between helping her children accomplish their dreams, helping  her husband accomplish his dreams and trying to figure out hers.

She continues to say that if mothers don’t take care of themselves, they may make their children or their spouses responsible for their happiness.

Jada mentioned she has seen a change in her own household when she put herself first. While she was happier, she noticed that her husband and her children were happier as well.

What do you think of Jada’s message?

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14 comments

Jodie January 8, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Loved Jada Pinkett-Smiths answer. She is right, a Mum needs to be happy (& healthy) and the rest of the family will benefit.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Agree with you completely, Jodie!

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Shirralee January 8, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Just what I needed to watch at the moment, Jada has put it perfectly! Thanks for sharing

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:32 AM

A very powerful message, i agree Shirralee!

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Jane January 8, 2016 - 7:36 PM

Thanks for the info. A powerful message which can easily be forgotten in our busy lives.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:32 AM

It sure can, Jane.

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Tracy January 8, 2016 - 9:53 PM

So, so true. It is a powerful mesage to remind yourself, and other mothers around you, that you cannot serve anyone else out of a place of emptiness. Serving others well comes out of the overflow of our hearts, which need to be refilled and refueled daily. I tend to get slack with this over school holidays, but during the school term I do my refilling over breakfast. Feed my body — Feed my soul. When I do this my students get the very best of me. When I don’t it doesn’t go so well. And when I get home at the end of the day my family get what is left. Not good if I was empty to start with!!

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Completely agree with you on everything, Tracy. A very powerful message.

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Karin O'Grady January 9, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Wow! This is so true and so eloquently said by Jada. The best!! Thank you for sharing.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:35 AM

I thought so too, Karin.:)

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Vijitha January 9, 2016 - 4:28 PM

?????? Love her honesty

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Absolutely!

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Tanya bennett May 30, 2016 - 5:18 PM

I’m struggling with being a mum , wife & work on a casual Basis & a body shop party planner . I’m not an organised person , yes it gets me very down . My hubby does not help . His excuse is his on perm night shift & works 6 nights , but his home all day by himself to have his quite time . Why should it always be up to the females in the house to hold everyone & house up ? Who holds us up ?? Jada has been a great point . I’m not happy but how to fix it ? Everything is tumbling down & don’t know where to start . Sorry to be negative but just needed to get it off my chest . Any helpful tips I’d appreciate

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 31, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Ooh Tanya I feel for you, you are in a partnership and your husband should help around the house. Understandably he is working long hours, but so are you, being a wife, mum and looking after the house is a lot of work. He needs to recognise what you do and be grateful, but also recognise that you need time out too, if he can cook dinner one or two nights a week. I sometimes plan steak and veg, this is a good dinner for my hubby to cook on the BBQ, which gives me a night off. Could you as your walking out the door mention, there is a load of washing in the machine, can you hang it out please. Slowly get him helping a little.

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