Challenging perspectives

Challenging perspectives

You’re perfect just the way you are.

Whether you realise it or not.

I, for one, am guilty of not seeing the best in myself (so I’m told) and I’m sure I’m not alone.

Have you ever looked at the other Mums in your friends circle and started doubting yourself?

We all do it!

I swear, as women, we have a built in gene that makes us compare ourselves against others.

And as Mums that gene tends to go into overdrive!

You feel like you’re just treading water but your fellow mummies look like they’re floating just above the waterline.

You can barely manage brushing your hair before ushering kids out the door and they look like they’re ready for a beauty shoot.

I can only think of a few reasons why some Mums look like they have it all under control and all without a hair out of place!

Number One: They don’t sleep! EVER!!
Which surely means they are superhuman or a robot.

Number Two: Their kids aren’t really theirs and they just hire them for occasions.

Number Three: They have a secret army of helpers who do everything for them!

But in all honesty we’re all in the same boat.

We all struggle, yell, scream and cry but the key thing to remember is some are just better at hiding it than others.

Children can be exhausting and at times hard work but thankfully it isn’t all the time.

If everyone in your house is fed, clean and happy you’re doing an amazing job.

Washing and other housework is a mere bonus.

You are a SuperMum, whether you feel like it or not.

In your kids eyes you are their world.

They don’t care if you haven’t cleaned the house or if you’ve brushed your hair or not.

They just want you to be there especially for mummy cuddles.

And in return you receive sincere unconditional love.

So whenever you feel like everyone else is acing the mum gig and you’re not, just take a a quick look at your little ones.

That’s all the reminder you need!

A mother’s tale

“Mummy, mummy, mummy, mummy……”

I’m not going to lie, I’m still loving hearing it.

No doubt that will change one day.

Just like there are days I love being a mum.

And there are days I don’t.

And as the cliched saying goes, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Mind you, there are days I think I could.

But that’s another story.

Aside from my husband, Miss Izzie is definitely the love of my life.

It’s a love that has been there since before she was even born.

It’s probably a love that I can’t even describe (but I don’t want to get too soppy on you!).

She makes me smile, laugh and cry.
And yes she most certainly makes me mad.

But her infectious personality makes even the gloomiest of days so much brighter.

Okay I’m a little biased but she’s a pretty cute, easy going (not all the time!!) kid….when I’m in a good mood of course (haha!).

I never really thought much about being a mum when I was growing up.

That’s not to say I didn’t think about having kids one day, I just never imagined what it would be like.

And if I’m going to be honest, it’s not really what I was expecting!

Being a mum, a parent in general really, is hard.

Not that I thought it was going to be a walk in the park.

Your life, as you once knew it, has changed, in some ways, for the better.

You stop thinking about just yourself and become responsible for a tiny human, relying on you for love, guidance and of course food and fresh nappies!

As with most things in life, you get on with it but enjoy it so much more when you’re rewarded with that cheeky smile, hug or even the call (scream) of “mummy”.

That’s what makes every day special but days like Mother’s Day take on even more of a meaning now.

It’s my second Mother’s Day as a mum and I think with an energetic (hopefully) happy toddler on my hands it’s going to be a beautiful day.

For all the lucky mums out there, whether it’s breakfast in bed, opening precious gifts, simply just relaxing or just being mum (like every other day), I hope you all enjoy your special day because it’s back to normal on Monday!

For everyone else, don’t forget to spoil those awesome, fantastic and special women in your life who mean the most to you!

To all the beautiful mums (including my own), mums-to-be and those fulfilling the role, I wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!