Occasionally in the blogger community, post’s based around a set of questions do the rounds, we each ‘tag’ another blogger in our post and it’s a great feel good activity. This week I was tagged by Raimy at Readaraptor to take part in #RockingMotherhood. I am very self-critical and often struggle to see my good points so this post was a good way to make me realize I’m not doing so bad.
#RockingMotherhood originated from Patricia at White Camellias…
The rules are pretty simple if you want to join in too:
- Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
- List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10.
- Tag other bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
- Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
Here are 10 reasons why I’m #RockingMotherhood…
- We start every day with cuddles. Every morning my children bundle into my bed and give me the best cuddles. They begin every day being shown affection.. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- I’ve gained a vast knowledge of allergies and eczema which has led me down a new career path. Before Theo came along, I couldn’t cook a pizza. Now I cater for multiple allergies, have qualifications in nutrition and have learnt so much about skin and dermatitis.
- At 5, my daughter already knows that she wants to be a mum when she grows up. I like to think that she says this often because she see’s the happiness that she and her brother bring to my life.
- Both my children are very social and friendly. They really will chat away with most people, whether they know them personally or not! They are very outgoing, which I’m glad about as I’m quite shy. I’m relieved that they haven’t inherited similar traits.
- P’s & Q’s. I rarely remind my children to say please and thank you – they are appreciative of the lifestyle I try to provide for them and acknowledge even small acts of kindness.
- They don’t desire grand gestures. They don’t need big days out often, family time is what they love the most. A good Disney film, cosy blankets and sweet treats are the makings of a fab day for them.
- Laughter. They both inherited my cackle. Their laughter is infectious and I try to hear it as much as possible!
- I don’t sugar coat most things. My children know there are bad people in the world, they know that sometimes bad things happen. Of course I would never be graphic, but sometimes Mia will catch the news and ask questions about world events and I try to be honest with her in a gentle way. I don’t want them to grow up naive.
- I know the words to every song from Frozen, Tangled, Toy Story and Aladdin to name a few… what can I say.. we love a good sing-song here!
- I know how lucky I am to have them. I know that my babies are a gift. I am grateful to have been blessed with the ability to carry and raise my children.