Tell Me : What Does Motherhood Mean To You?

Often I just stare at my delicious little people and become totally consumed in their little lives. All that development, learning and growing happening all at once! I realise so often how dependant and reliant they are on me, and sometimes become overwhelmed with how great of a responsibility I have to them. Not just for today, but for the rest of their lives… And then also realising how cool it is to have two little people that are all mine! So incredible – my body made them.. Mind blowing!

I remember so many times over the years of  how my mum raised my brother and I for the most part, by herself.  It shaped me into the woman I am today, in so many ways. Being so young and losing a parent can have so many profound ways of affecting you for every day for the rest of your life.  I was lucky enough to have a mum who would have gone to the ends of the earth for my brother and I. We might have only had one parent in the picture, but she was one that was full of love.

I learnt from my mum that love is unconditional and forever. It would never mater how much of a crappy day I was having or what ever pickle I may have been in, at any time of the day or night I could count on my mum to help me through. I can only hope that I can be there for my kids too.

2018 is my very first Mother’s Day as an official Mum, because apparently being a mother to other pets (i.e., horses, dogs ect) doesn’t count (party poopers!). We actually told both Fabian’s mum and my mum that I was pregnant with the twins in 2017, so it will always have extra special meaning and is I guess the first official start to my motherhood journey.

What Is Motherhood?

Motherhood is a full circle journey of life. It is about giving and taking, learning when to listen and when to speak. It is understanding when to put trust into others and have more faith in yourself. Motherhood is listening to your gut and instinct, and remembering how to go back to the basics. It is about taking time to embrace the moment and live for the now. Motherhood is about being selfless. It is the best and hardest time of your life. Being a mother is forever changing, morphing, challenging, determining, creating and pushing you as a human and a parent. It teaches you patience, kindness and forgiveness.

Motherhood teaches you tolerance, sacrifice and worth. You understand the meaning of life like you have never before believed. Motherhood forces you to understand how strong women are. It creates emotions that you learn to embrace and then to let go of just as easily. It makes you appreciate the smallest of achievements and live in awe of the simple things. Motherhood gives you the ability to learn from the purest of beings and see the world in a simple form once again, just as your child is.

Motherhood is the most insane, crazy, fun, fulfilling journey you will ever go on. It is an absolute privilege to be a part of. We are SO lucky!

What Does Mother’s Day Mean To Me?

Well, isn’t this a question and a half? Where do I start..

Motherhood to me is passing on of life in every sense: the privilege, the lessons, the spirit. It has encouraged me to live in the moment and cherish time as it passes. Motherhood means I have a chance to share my experiences so that my little people can make better choices for a better future for all of us. Motherhood is being a part of the biggest and most incredible club in the world. It means I can share my love, drive, passions and beliefs to them. All while encouraging them to think boldly and out of the box. It is sharing and caring. To me, it is everything.

Over to YOU

I asked my instagram stories the same question, and I wanted to share with you what some of my favourite responses were.

@EmilySkyeFit ‘Having someone else you love far more than yourself who is a part of you. I have learnt so much tolerance and patience.’

@RefreshSalons ‘Motherhood is the most unconditional love in the world.”

@PaigeeeLovell ‘I feel motherhood teaches you about yourself on the daily; patience, gratitude. You need to be flexible and go with the flow. It really gives you perspective and forces you to live in the moment. I also have twins and I feel we are given what the universe knows we can handle. You can’t control everything which is different to a lot of things I have experienced in the past with work and career etc, which is all more in our control.’

@tay.55.tay ‘Motherhood means taking responsibility and not being selfish on what I have experienced in a  negative way. It shows you can put someone before anyone else and you care for that little gift that has been in the oven for nine months. You will do anything to gove them anything they could ever want in life.’

@raegan.scott ‘Motherhood to me is the time I told my five year old son that I loved him and he looked at me and said ‘I know you do.”

@mikhailla ‘Motherhood means to me that my heart will always have an extra division of love. Love for my babies in a strength that isn’t known until you become a mother. It is the moment you are reborn as a protector. Motherhood births us into the most powerful form of ourselves that we raise the most beautiful reflection of that.’

@madonna_murray / @heyitsjammers ‘Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with your fears that you didn’t know existed.’ – Linda Wooten

@bel_in_da_mountains ‘Motherhood means totally and utterly losing yourself, forcing you to evolve into a much more complete version of yourself.’

@mama_and_triplets ‘Being a mama is the greatest gift. I’m sure you’ve all heard, “it takes a village to raise a child,” so being a mama to three definitely has its challenges yet is the most rewarding transformation. Motherhood has made me strong, selfless and love unconditionally. It’s important to cherish every moment as it feels like only yesterday my little trio were all small enough to fit under mama’s top for kangaroo cuddles.’

@TheBlondeAvenue ‘Motherhood to me means inspiring your child with your actions so they can become the best version of themselves.’

@cagrownidahome ‘Motherhood means to me is giving everything you’ve got, and just when you think you have nothing left to give, you give even more. This is the most rewarding part of motherhood, being able to give all of myself and get so much in return.’

What does Motherhood mean to you? Make sure you let your mum know how special she is to you.

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  1. Rae wrote:

    Love watching your babies grow and getting a peek into your life xx

    Posted 5.21.18

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