I am not sure when it happens, but there is a moment after birth when everything changes. As we look into our tiny newborns face, and scan their little body, we are bewitched. As we hold them in our arms for the first time we feel them seep through our pores into our soul. We … More Being a mother is a pain.
I have been a parent now for over twenty years. In that time I have become a very different mother to the anxious, overly protective, young Mom I was to my first baby. Tonight as I reflect on that journey I thought I might share the many fails and successes I have experienced along the … More A lifetime of mothering has taught me what?
Tonight I am sharing what I have learned over my lifetime as a mother. A blogging buddy called Learner Mama has posted “Ten random things I have learnt as a mother”. She has invited others to join in and share their own experiences. I loved the idea and so here are mine. From childhood I … More Ten things I have learned as a mother.
One of my children is very competitive. When I remark on it to my friends they usually laugh and say “I wonder where she got that from?”. I don’t actually agree with them that I am a competitive person, but growing up I admit I was a highly competitive individual. Everything was a competition and … More I confess, I am a competitive mother, and proud!
It is a well known fact that when you have children you change. There is no denying it. We may all think that we will be young dynamic parents, who will always remember just how boring new parents are, and then we have a baby and we change. For the next many many years we … More Whoops I forgot I’m still a mother.
I am a mother. I have four children who I love to hug and to hold. I am their mentor, guide, friend and constant. For over twenty years I’ve been there for them. Yet I am still a child. My mother is thankfully a strong presence in my life. She is my mentor, guide, friend … More Do we ever grow up?