This is the firm reason I started blogging in the first place and the purpose of my blog if you will; affirming in all Mommas that you don’t have to let parenting take over your life. You are your own fabulous person and you and your child and everyone around you will be amazed to watch you flourish and rock this parenting shindig while letting yourself shine through. Don’t let the label ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad’ take over ‘YOU’.
Listening to a Radio interview with a comedian that had recently become a father, I decided to reaffirm that with this weekly musing; he was talking about how that now he has a son he finds it hard to not centre his material around parenting and the hilarities of it all, but ultimately his fans wanted to see HIM, doing HIS thing!
Being a parent is the most amazing thing and we all want to shout it from the rooftops! How amazing our kids are and how amazing we are for making them so amazing. But we sometimes need to remember who we are; who WE truly are.
Motherhood and Fatherhood doesn’t define us, our children our extensions of who we are and we owe it to them and ourselves to stay true to US and follow our passions.
It is so easily done, to get lost and forgotten in this totally encapsulating bubble of Motherhood that we momentarily loose ourselves and our passions.
Don’t get me wrong I know it is pretty much impossible to retain the exact same versions of ourselves pre-children, but it is not impossible to become a version of that woman and still follow our hearts and hopes.
Parenting is a constant juggle of time and energy and with a little motivation (PLENTY of that around if you just have a browse of the truly inspirational Momma blogs and brands out there!) you can channel that into still being the incredible Mother that you have become but also an incredible YOU.
I recently interviewed a driven women called Penelope Magoulianiti, the author of inspirational self-help book ‘Women, Motherhood and Independence’, and she has some amazing tips and plans to help women balance their lives without letting the label ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’ consume you. Head over to my Instagram feed to win yourself a copy!
I am continuing to interview and write about Mamas who have embraced themselves and their self identity while doing that epic Motherhood thang in my ‘Rockin’ Mamas Clan’ series. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to share your story and inspire other Mamas out there to follow their passions too.