*Allow me to begin with a disclaimer: No two mothering experiences have ever been the same. In fact, they are as unique to each parent and child as are fingerprints or snowflakes. What IS true, though, is this: Nurturing another life is a profound and transformative agent of change, both for those being nurtured and for ourselves.
In fact, I'd argue that being a mother has been the single MOST powerful growth experience of my life! And, while the highly abridged stages below are based upon my own observations as a mother to four children, aspects of this journey apply to anyone who has played the role of caretaker or nurturer.
That said, if I were to title the process of raising an 18-year-old more accurately, I'd have to call it "The 6,570 Stages of Motherhood" because every day reveals something new! But for our purposes, let's keep it easy and settle for the six main stages most mothers go through...Continue reading on my weekly blog at rethinklife.today