Pay a Mom, Be a Mom

Scholarship Entrant: Kathryn from 304 1st St SE, Iowa
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Kathryn: 107

Motherhood is not typically associated with pay, but more often things like love, compassion, patience, booboos, tears, and time that passes all too quickly. Payment enough in motherhood ranges from goodnight kisses to graduation to grandkids. I am no mother, but I have seen and experienced how important the role of a mother is for a child, to have that someone who is dependable and constant. I am excited to pour into, truly raise, encourage, and support children, all by God’s grace. I want to be a mom. I would never be upset that instead of Friday-payday, it’s Friday-park day; but, if I were to earn a living for all the selfless tasks that make up motherhood, it’d be easy to spread the love. Not all kids have homes or families, people and moms to clean them up, brush them off, and kiss them on their way. If I made money for being a mom to my own kids, I’d seek to be a mom to other kids, in three ways: I’d start after-school programs to keep kids off the street–to show them they are loved, to teach them morals and values. I’d seek to adopt kids who have it bad in order to love them to their best. I’d organize workshops to help parents who feel like they aren’t where they should be. Payment for mothering would result in more mothering, and in today’s world, I think that’s one of the most important movements I’d love to start..

Vote for Kathryn: 107

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