I felt compelled to write this post because of something I recently read. I am saddened that we as women insist on labelling ourselves. Quite frankly, I think we should just embrace motherhood and all the ups and downs. I often hesitate to say that I'm a single mom. I feel like often times we are so quick to play the "comparison" game. It starts off with oh well since I'm married, I SHOULD be able to do a better job at mothering than her since she's single. Then it turns to oh, I'm single too so I SHOULD be able to do just as good of a job at mothering. However, at the end of the day, my mothering abilities aren't really related to my relationship status. Most people are good at the times they are committed to. I have always wanted to be a mom. So it's not a coincidence that I have a well-adjusted, well-behaved, intelligent son. I'm ranting a bit and I apologize. It's just I want us to embrace the unique mother we all are. No two moms are exactly alike just as no two children are. In closing, I encourage all of us to quit comparing. Instead let's just enjoy the ride and make an effort to keep moving forward.