Being a Mom is Awesome

Solana Joy
The Homesick Society
9 min readMar 20, 2021

I’ve answered to a lot of names and titles, but none have offered anything like the pride and pleasure of ‘Mama’.

A few years back, when I was thinking about becoming a mom, but was still wary of the idea, I was staying with a friend who had two very young daughters. Her husband was listing off some of the difficulties of early parenthood. Then he stopped, and said, “But it’s great.”

“That’s what people always say,” I told him. “They give you this list of negatives and then conclude that ‘it’s great.’” I laughed at the dissonance.