As mothers we often try and be everything to everyone all of the time: the perfect mother, the perfect wife or girlfriend, the perfect employee or businesswoman, the perfect friend, the perfect colleague, the perfect daughter, the perfect neighbour, and so on. How do you keep those plates spinning?
What is motherhood to you? The true meaning of motherhood and all that it encompasses? The good, the bad, the ugly and the messy.
Years ago before I had children I recall looking at mums out and about with their children and thinking that there appeared to be different ‘types’ of mums. There would be the ones who didn’t look like they’d ever had a baby, perfect hair, perfect nails, heels, sunglasses, oversized handbag, posh coffee in one hand […]
Parenting is hard work. We know that don’t we. In fact, be wary of any parent who won’t admit to that – they are lying! Yes of course it is ridiculously rewarding and heaps of fun too, but you can’t escape the brutality of it at times. Different parents will find different aspects of parenting […]
Body shaming mothers after the birth of their baby and a continued amount of time afterwards – not something I ever thought I would be writing about but having seen a number of things of social media recently, this is clearly quite an issue. The definition of body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating […]
How many times a day do you say no? The life of a modern parent is beyond busy. We all have so much to to, we spin so many plates that sometimes we say no when we should say yes. Do a little experiment, see how many times in a day you say no to […]
I see you I see you mummy rushing around from place to place trying to be everything to everyone all of the time. You are enough. I see you mummy juggling work and family and the multiple needs of family members. You are enough. I see you mummy so tired you feel like you can’t […]
Motherhood is complex. Insanely rewarding, yet exceptionally hard work at the same time. It isn’t just the actual mothering that is complex though, it is the way we are perceived as mums as well. There is no longer a ‘typical mum’, or a simple definition of a mother. We are expected to be everything to […]