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What Does Good Motherhood Mean? And What is The Definition of Motherhood?

Written by: Mary Berglund, Selection Committee at Brainz Magazine


Motherhood is a wild, beautiful journey where love and chaos can collide. In this article, I want to dive into the heart of it all—the quest for that elusive work-life balance. What is the definition of motherhood, what makes a mom great, and how do we navigate the crazy dance of raising a family while chasing our dreams?

A typewriter thas has written the word "MOTHERHOOD" on a white paper.

Here are my thoughts and tips on what good motherhood is all about:

1. The Heart of a Great Mom

Being a good mom isn't about having it all together; it's about pouring love into your little ones, creating a safe haven, and being a guide through life's twists and turns. But guess what? It's also about being true to yourself, dreams, quirks, and all.

2. Embracing Imperfection

Let's ditch the idea of the perfect mom—it's a myth, a unicorn we're all chasing but never catching. Embracing the beautiful messiness of motherhood and saying, "Hey, I'm doing my best, and that's enough," is what makes a mom truly great. Life is imperfect, and so are we.

3. Navigating the Work-Life Tightrope

Balancing work and family is like walking a tightrope with spaghetti sauce on your shirt. It's tricky, messy, and sometimes feels impossible. But here's the secret: it's okay to wobble. Setting realistic expectations on yourself as an entrepreneur, talking openly with your family and boss, and embracing self-care are the safety nets that make this balancing act a little less terrifying.

Real-Life Tips for Work-Life Balance:

  • Time Juggling Act: Ever feel like you're juggling a hundred things at once? You're not alone. Prioritize your to-dos, use calendars like your personal superhero sidekick, and remember: it's okay to drop a ball or two.

  • Open Communication: Your family and your boss aren't mind readers. Be open about your needs, negotiate those flexible work hours, and let your tribe support you, even when you are your own boss. You're not in this alone.

  • Love Yourself, Mama: Self-care isn't a luxury; it's a lifeline. Sneak in moments for yourself, whether it's a bubble bath, a good book, or dancing like no one's watching. A happy mama is a superhero mama.


Good motherhood isn't about being flawless; it's about finding joy in the chaos. As we redefine what it means to be a great mom, let's embrace imperfections, chase dreams, and dance on the tightrope of work and family. In this messy, beautiful journey, let's celebrate the real, imperfect, and wonderfully human moms who are creating a life that's uniquely theirs.


Written by: Mary Berglund, selection Committee Brainz Magazine

I'm a graduate of IHM Business School navigating life between Kenya where im born and raised and Sweden where I currently live. I wear multiple hats—business enthusiast, proud mom, and a voice in the Selections Committee at Brainz Magazine. Life's a blend of cultures, career moves, and the beautiful chaos of motherhood, and I'm loving every bit of it.


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