Rocking Motherhood

Rocking Motherhood

Thanks to Lucy from Lucy’s Locket I found out about White Camellias new # initiative “Rocking motherhood” its simple really, list 10 reasons why you’re rocking motherhood!

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Out and about with my happy boy!

But is it really that simple? I found myself struggling to think of 10 reasons! Now is that because I’m failing as a mother, I don’t think so, but I do think that a lot of the times we, ladies especially, find it easy to point out our mistakes and imperfections – whether it be with our looks, wits or parenting skills, but asked to compliment yourself and “BAM” you hit the invisible wall! Or atleast I did to begin with.

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Elliot loves the playgroups and all the new toys!

That is why I think this #rockingmotherhood is great! It has forced me to sit down and reflect and compliment myself. Something I really want to get better at! To focus on the positives and let go, our atleast minimise the negativity. So here goes, 10 reasons why I rock as a mum, we will start in the lighter end of the spectrum:

  1. I do a mean Turkey impression that has Elliot in tears every time! No seriously I’ve even maintained my turkey neck aka double chin just for dramatic effect! Jokes aside, being able to laugh at yourself and goof around, be it at home or in public! As long as it puts a smile on my boys face I don’t care.
  2. We go places almost every day, Elliot and I, admitted sometimes it just as much a sanity saver for mummy, but we go to baby groups, bounce and rhyme and all sorts! He’s not even 1 and he already has more hobbies than his Mum!
  3. I have yet to forget to pack any baby essentials before we go out, despite massive baby-brain! (I know I probably just jinxed it and will soon find myself smack in the middle of M&S with a Poonami to tackle and no spare clothes or nappies!)
  4. I follow my child. I love being a mum and he is the single most important human being in the world to me! I follow his lead, if he needs extra cuddles and feeds during the night I don’t mind, I’ll sleep again one day I’m sure! But for now it’s about making sure he’s happy and feeling safe 24/7.
  5. I have taken multi tasking to a whole new level! BM (Before Motherhood) I thought I was being awesome when managing baking cake, sorting tea, writing the grocery list for the week and tidying all in one happy mix. Now add whilst breastfeeding/ singing nursery rhymes and/or wearing a baby! Now if that doesn’t make one feel like super-mom I don’t know what will!
  6. I have mastered the art of international travel with my baby on my own! Just me, him a sling and a ton of luggage. If you thought travelling BM was exhausting, well no one knows exhaustion like a sleep deprived mum trying to entertain/feed/juggle baby while frantically powerwalking to the gate before it closes! Read more on the subject here and here πŸ™‚
  7. I share almost everything with Elliot, not on an emotional “what is troubling mummy today” kinda level, but in the sense that I bring him with me everywhere I go and by having him in the sling he’s sees what I see and gets to interact with me and the people around us, it’s wonderful sharing my life with him.
  8. I bake a lot – true he might not appreciate it yet, but one day I hope he will love the fact that he comes home from school to a cake fresh out of the oven or freshly baked rolls on a Sunday morning. Latest cake-creation can be found here.
  9. I set a goal to Breastfeed for at least 6 months and now at 10 months we are still going strong and I love all the milky cuddles and the awesome feeling I get from knowing that I’ve nurtured my little Pudding into what is now quite a heavy little boy. The female body is amazing!
  10. Last, but not least I’m patient. Now I’ll admit I asked J for help on this last one, I was running out of praise! The first thing that popped in to his mind was patience. As he puts it I’m so patient with the little guy, whatever mood he is in or however hard he is to get to fall asleep I will always be there by his side and ride the storm with him.
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Funtime celebrating a 1st Birthday

this has been such a joy to write! And I hope others will join in. I’d love to hear these ladies thoughts on the matter: Karen from twotinyhand, Angela from lifemotherhoodandeverythingΒ and Emma from ThenonperfectparentsΒ -what are your 10 Reasons? Look forward to reading/watching your replies.

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List 10 things you believe make you a good mother.
  3. Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
  4. Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
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Elliot enjoying getting messy at Creation Station

Hope you enjoyed the read and the random selection of Elliot Cuteness! Snippets from our everyday life. Being a mum is great!

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Pink Pear Bear
Tammymum
Twin Mummy and Daddy

25 thoughts on “Rocking Motherhood

  1. Thank you so much for taking part and digging deep to find how you were #RockingMotherhood. It really is hard for us to praise ourselves which is exactly why I started this tag πŸ™‚ I would love to see your turkey impression! It really made me LOL reading it. Also I couldn’t agree more with the multitasking and travelling. I also travel a lot with my children but now that I have two I try to always do it with my husband because it’s really mad. Pat x

    1. Haha my turkey impression is the thing that comes out when all else fails!! Strictly reserved for Elliot pleasing! I know travelling just becomes infinitely more difficult with kids, can’t imagine how it’ll be when we have more than one! xx

  2. Great post, well done! I struggled a bit towards the end too and also asked my hubby for help ?
    Totally agree with the multi tasking. I’m always amazed how much I can get done in so little time these days!

  3. This is such a lovely idea. Having a stressful time lately I’ve been feeling less than great about the job I’m doing, but I think an exercise like this will really help me. Thanks! #bigpinklink

  4. brilliant – you are totally rocking motherhood! This is such an amazing tag – I must do mine! Love that you had to ask your husband for help on the last one – it was a gorgeous rocking motherhood example – go you! #FamilyFun

  5. Ah this is such a great idea. And i particularly love that you are patient and follow your child. I’ve become less patient…I must work on that. Turkey impressions are the best…I’d love to see that. And i imagine your baking will be such a happy childhood staple and memory for your son. #familyfun

    1. We should all get better at complimenting really! Glad you enjoyed the read, I hope Elliot will enjoy my baking too…if he likes cake half as much as his mum I’m sure he will πŸ˜‰ the Turkey impression is strictly for emergencies only!!

  6. Well done you this is a great list. Traveling with babies is hard but to do t on you own is very impressive! I am with you in following the little ones needs and yes to multi tasking! I never knew I would get so good at it! Haha. Have a lovely Christmas my dear and thanks for joining us at #familyfun xx

  7. Some fantastic answers. You are without a doubt a rocking mamma! You get an impressive amount done on top of investing such time with Elliot.

    You really must video the turkey impression and share it with us all!

    I’ve started thinking of mine to write the post tomorrow night. It’s really quite tough to stop looking at what I haven’t managed to do and focus on the great stuff I’m doing!! #FamilyFun

    1. No way am I videoing myself doing the Turkey impression (that would take a lot of alcohol to be shared with the World Wide Web) but I’m glad you liked my 10 reasons! I look forward to reading yours xx

  8. Thank you for tagging me. I’ll definately have a go at this in the new year. I’ve written it in my paper journal to thing about over Christmas. I really like the baby led approach it just makes sense to me and I can’t believe how much you actually do. It’s really impressive! Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun

  9. Oh this is brilliant, what a wonderful idea from Pat. I must admit I too would have found it really difficult to come up with a list of 10 but I think you’ve done really well. You really are rocking motherhood. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

  10. Great post, it’s made me think that I need to start doing this and embracing the positivity rather than worrying about what I haven’t done or need to do. I’m all about the positivity and you are definitely rocking motherhood.

  11. Oh I love this idea and I love your ten reasons. I might have to do a post of my own! Of course will link back to you! Have a great new years! Thanks for linking up to #TheFridayLinky

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