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A High School Perspective on Motherhood

High School employee explains what motherhood means to her through her work experience at children's boutique

Working at Mama and Me has been amazing and it has taught me so many things. 

The main thing I have learned is that it is ok to not know what you're doing. It's a lot of improvising. Everyone is nervous but you have to trust your instincts and believe in yourself.

No one raises a child the same way. There might be similar things that you do when raising your child but it is all about finding your own way.

I have also witnessed that children seem to make people happier, most people who come in are smiling and happy. Kids like to explore the store and I have watched it bring a smile to their parents faces.

I have learned that while you have your fun times you need to have patience. It can be really easy to blow your top and sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and change your mindset.

The most important thing I have learned is that it isn't harder to love a child that you didn't give birth to. Some of the ladies I have worked with and talked to have shown me that. That is a big deal to me because I have known from a young age that I can't give birth to children and hearing them talk about their child makes me not as nervous for the future and it let's me know that I will have people to talk to.

I can't express how much I love working with Mama and Me and I can't wait to learn more.

- Written by Karlee McQueen, Junior at Liberty North High School

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