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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  • SEVEN YEARS ✨ 11.11.11
Happy anniversary to you my love. ❤️ @fabiancoulthard 
Plenty of good footage of us in here! Whilst going through my shots of us (shout out to Apple iPhoto face recognition!) I noticed a few things: 
1. You seem to forget to open your eyes when a camera is around. We’ve discussed this before but let’s keep working on that.. 😳
2. I often look at you with that look of how most people look at their favourite meal. Feel free to reciprocate in ANY photo (with your eyes open) in the future, yeah? 🍫🍭🍦
3. Fortunately for you, you are very photogenic. This helped when selecting the best photos of me while we were together, and posting only these. There are plenty of crap photos of me! 🤷🏼‍♀️
4. You have the most amazing eyes. Thank you for gifting those to our daughter so she can put them to good use! 😍
5. You should wear suits more often. Because you look bloody great in them! 👔
6. Your hair is manscaping goals. How is it always so perfect? Even after helmets and hats? You need to do the world a favour. Share that. It’s worthy of medals! 🏅 
7. The love is always so obvious. It’s easy to see how happy we are. And there is still so much more to come! #WifeMeAlready 
Loving you is the easy part boo! I can’t wait to see what else we get up to! ❤️😍 #CoulthardAndCo
  • OH my goodness! Did you see our Ugly Xmas Rashie @uglyxmasrashie campaign supporting the @cancercouncilqld in the Sunday Mail this week? These pics just make me melt ahhh! They’re SO good! Keep swiping right to see all of Carter’s expressions (you can see how they had a hard time selecting just one 😂). 🎅🏼🎁⛄️💦☀️🎄
There’s a cheeky extra if you swipe all the way to the end 😂😂😂 #YoureWelcome 
What a great cause this is! The family will be looking bril while staying sun smart AND helping raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Queensland. What’s not to love about this.. honestly. We had the best time shooting. Our two love the water! 
Thank you again @nigel_hallett_pics for capturing some epic moments of our fam bam and @amandaramsaymakeup for my HMU! I hope you all enjoy these as much as us 😍 #CoulthardAndCo
  • My little guy @cartercoulthard is even more styling after his first haircut!!! My goodness, it was SO CUTE. He was a little unsure of the clippers at first (Swipe right to see his confused expression 😂😂) but he was super brave and (let’s be honest) probably more interested in flying his plane (he took his new pilot gig VERY seriously haha!) and watching the tv 😂😍 he looks about 13 years old with his fresh do so I basically have baby-come-teen on my hands 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ what a good boy!! Super sharp and already cooler than me! #CoulthardAndCo
  • We text each other a few days ago and casually asked what the other was wearing.. Stevie, ‘I’m wearing red. What are you wearing?’ ‘Me too! I’m also in red!’ And that was it. No other details were spoken about..! When we first saw each other we realised how similar our thoughts were.. we were twinning (Swipe right to see)! Two red one-shoulder dresses please! 💃🏼💃🏼 Haha who would have guessed that! We laughed and thought it was hilarious!! Loved spending my day with you @braystevie - thanks for being my favourite little red twin. I wouldn’t want to twin with anyone else ❤️❤️ #GCSpringCarnival
  • As promised and delivered! ❤️ What a day at @gcturfclub ! Thanks to @aquisfarm for helping to secure such a great event to the GC. Today was so much fun! 
I loved wearing RED today. My headpiece, bag accessories and dress were all collaborated by @josie_ackers from @my.second.closet and I had so many compliments too. It was so lovely! Hair and make up I did myself, check my stories for more details ❤️💁🏽‍♀️ Congratulations to everyone who entered and those who won #FOTF too. There were so many gorgeous dresses and facinators and SO much effort put into the day. I can’t wait for their next event! #GCSpringCarnival #BeckyLamb
  • MELBOURNE CUP at @gcturfclub ✨🥂💃🏼🐎 I wanted a bold and bright colour for today, as I normally don’t wear too many bold colours. I really wanted to do something different! As usual, Josie @josie_ackers from @my.second.closet was to the rescue and created this outfit just for me. Originally I was going to wear a gorgeous GREEN but this red just made me excited! Check my stories for all my hair, accessories and make up details (I did it all myself as I was late to the party and my @stefan_squad girls were all booked 🤦🏼‍♀️🤩) LOVE this red, this bag and I’ll post a headshot later of this headband fascinator for y’all because it’s next level! Not too long to go for for Fashions on the Field judging.. Thanks for all your love everyone ❤️❤️ having such a fun day! #GCSpringCarnival
  • I took the twins to the beach yesterday.. safe to say, Mackenzie LOVED it..! 😂 #CoulthardAndCo
  • CAKE SMASH 🎂✨ It was only fitting we had a cake smash for the twins. @thecakehousecompany made us this gorgeous pair of smashable cakes and they LOVED it! 
Carter couldn’t wait to have cake everywhere and ended up veryyyy sticky and blue in no time 😂 Mackenzie was so gentle and cautious, she tapped the top of the cake with one finger for for good 10 minutes... 🙄 
This was such a fun moment. A big thank you to @nigel_hallett_pics for being in the right place at the right time for us ❤️📸 #CoulthardAndCo
  • Good luck this weekend @fabiancoulthard - we love you and miss you! ❤️ #CoulthardAndCo

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