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A reflection on motherhood on Mother's Day

A reflection on motherhood on Mother's Day.

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The younger me had never felt strongly about having kids. I wasn't someone who knew she would want to have children someday. Even when I was pregnant with my first child, my lack of maternal instincts made me wonder if I would ever be a good mother.

Then motherhood happened and it changed me. It opened my eyes to what I couldn't see and my heart to what I couldn't feel. I experienced joys I never had and fears I didn't know existed. I feel tired like I had never known tired - the night wakings to feed my babies; the rush to finish work so I could see my kids before they slept; the carrying of a 24/7 load in my mind as I mull, plan and remember the big and small stuff in order to take care of my family. Motherhood is messy, tiring, sometimes really hard but it is also meaningful, rewarding and an incredible journey.

I'm not who I used to be - young, free, reckless and with a head full of hair - but that's okay: I like this version motherhood has made of me. I became mum to my girls and in turn, they make me strive to become a better person. The joys from watching them grow are unmeasurable and I hope they'll always know what an honour and privilege it is for me to be their mum.

To my fellow mamas who get up everyday trying their best even on days when they don't feel like the best, Happy Mother's Day and keep kicking ass ❤💪🏽

Disclaimer: My opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.

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