In my experience, much of what it takes to be a mother is the opposite of what’s required to live with a disability.
As a mom, I constantly pour my all into my family. I manage the calendar and set the tone for the household, on top of all the mundane domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and grocery shopping. I’m the teacher, entertainer, chef, maid, chauffeur, trainer, manager, and personal shopper. At the end of most days, I’ve given so much of myself to my family that there’s rarely anything left over just for me. Although this role is endlessly rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, being a mom is an all-consuming, full-time job that demands selflessness.