There are days when I feel overwhelmed and nothing seems to be going right. I often turn to my mother and find that her solutions work. My husband too chips in and it is indeed true that it takes a village to raise a child. I also draw some lessons from reel life. Here are 5 movies I recommend watching to get through tough mommy times.
I don’t know how she does it –This is an underrated refreshing movie I stumbled upon one day. Sarah Jessica Parker, in her role as a primary bread winner made me feel proud. The movie has very relatable scenes and dialogues that all of us have mouthed at some time or the other.
Step Mom –Two talented actresses Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts pack in a powerful performance. This movie brings out the intrinsic strength a woman carries within her to perform her role as a mother. Resistant at first, a terminally ill mother accepts the fact that a step mother will look after her kids once she is gone and helps her transition into this new role. It’s a beautiful depiction of how women can support each other
Erin Brockovich –An inspiring tale of a single mother who almost single handedly brings down a large company in a legal case. The sacrifices that every single mother makes to ensure a comfortable living for her children comes out in this masterpiece.
Secret super star –This movie beautifully depicts the powerful mother daughter bond. Instead of the mother playing a pivotal role, the daughter inspires her to choose what is right and abandon her exploitative husband. I could personally relate to the friends like relationship of mother-daughter.
The Intern –While the central plot of this movie revolves around a senior citizen taking up an internship at an online fashion site run by a young mother, I loved Anne Hathaway balancing the work and home effortlessly. She is supported by her stay-at-home husband who looks after their daughter. As a mother, she feels guilty about being away from her family given the work pressure and demands but is passionate about her work and has a great vision for her company. She dares to dream and make it come true.
Motherhood is a roller coaster journey of emotions and some light moments make the ride even more joyful. If you are passionate about movies, check these out and let me know what you thought of them. Additionally, comment below about movies that can be added to this list.
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This write-up is on the prompt for Week 3 – When nothing works your way, what is it (as a mother) that saves your day.
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