Did it bother you that you saw a mum on Instagram balance her child on her head, and you don’t know how to do that?
Comparison is the thief of joy. You were chosen by a higher power to be the mother to your child. Some days are hard, but some days are not. I’m afraid to say that you will never be a perfect mum, but that is OK.
It is very important to better yourself after becoming a mother. Try something new, finish off something you started before you fell pregnant, try to push yourself more in your career.
In my case, I had been a working mum for 2 years and became a stay-at-home mum as I am heavily pregnant with our third baby. I had gotten into this monotonous routine of doing the school run, and taking care of my home. It was the same thing day after day without investing in myself. Eventually I burnt out. It resulted in the birth of this blog.
Sure I was already busy 24/7 but now I can take a portion out of my day to cater to something that I am passionate about. Writing. Sharing. Being transparent. Ironically, it just happens to revolve around motherhood.
Was I scared to start a blog? Of course! I didn’t want to come across as this person who thought they were prefect so could dish out all the answers. But in my physical world, I had few people to relate to as a teen mum of twins and now a 24 year old mum of three. I would have found it helpful if I came across a blog that related to what I was going through.
Although our children are the centre of our world, please don’t let motherhood consume you. You have many strengths and talents outside of being a mother and utilising these will in turn, benefit your child greatly.
After all, the “best mums” are the most hardworking mums.
As always, thank you for reading.