10 Reasons I’m #RockingMotherhood

Beth over at A Blonde And A Baby was lovely enough to tag me in a post where I write about the ways in which I’m #RockingMotherhood. I all too often find myself doubting my abilities as a parent, as I’m sure many of us have at some point or another. Life can be get busy sometimes and amongst it all and can easy to forget just how great a job we do. This tag is such a brilliant way for us mum’s to have a reminder ourselves of this and to give ourselves a pat on the back. I learn’t makaton to help me to beable to communicate with my little boy.

1 – I learn’t Makaton to help me communicate with our little one.
My youngest up until 8 months ago couldn’t talk at all, which could be frustrating at times for him. He would try so hard to tell me his wants and needs or just to communicate with me and couldn’t. After watching a episode of Mr tumbles one day we decided to go online and learn Makaton and to start teaching it to our little one whilst using it in everyday life. 8 months later and little man knows the basic Makaton signs and is now speaking up to 3 words in a sentence. *high five*

2 – I will read as many books to them as time with allow me to. 
My little girl especially loves reading and for me its one of the best ways for us to spend some mother, daughter bonding time. A Lot of stuff these days is so technology focused, with TV, Tablets and phones that its nice to just go back to basics, snuggle up each night before bed and sit and read any books that my little girl chooses.

3 – I love soft play 
I’m the mum at soft play running around with their kids chasing them, flying down slides and climbing thru tunnels that clearly weren’t made for me. Since having kids I’ve learn’t not to care what others think especially if it means my kids are happy. I want them to know that mummy isn’t afraid to have fun and show her silly side sometimes and they shouldn’t be either. Plus who doesn’t love getting to feel like a kid again.

4 – I always have time for hugs. 
I love sitting down and having cuddle time with the kids. It is one of my favourite things to do. There only young for so long, as sad as it is… eventually I’ll be begging them for hugs and there be a rare thing. So I’m grabbing all the hugs I can until then.

5 – I want them to know they can talk to and trust me. 
My eldest is growing up so quick, its scary. With growing up comes lots of new experiences, already at school we’ve had friendship highs and lows etc. Everyday after school I always make a point of asking how her days been, what she did, friends she played with etc I want her to grow up feeling comfortable about  talking to me about her life and that she can trust me.

– I’ve Learn’t how to cook.
Before kids I couldn’t even cook tinned rice pudding without burning it, no joke this actually happened. However since having them I have brought recipe books and got to experimenting in the kitchen. It hasn’t always gone well, but I’ve definitely nailed a few home cooked meals for us enjoy as a family together. Most importantly things the kids will eat too.

7 – I now trust my choices as a mum.
The amount of times since becoming a parent I have been given parenting advice, about things such as  breast feeding, sleeping, behaviour and so on. I’ve honestly loss count. I quickly learn’t that rather than basing my parenting on what other parents are doing/not doing with their little ones, I need to go with my own gut and  quickly learnt to trust my own motherly instincts.

8 – We giggle for no reason.
Thru out each day me and the kids will occassionly catch one anothers eye, maybe just a glimpse for a second and just start giggling away at nothing. Well I say nothing but it could be a slightly funny face from the other person or just a cheeky grin. I love that they both have such wicked sense of humours and that we’re in tune enough for moments like that to just happen without uttering a single word.

9 – I’ve conquered my fear of mess. 
I have always been a bit of a clean freak. Initially when the little ones were born, I was always hoovering around them, picking up toys whilst they were still awake and wiping their mouths at any tiny bit of food that appeared. I have definitely learnt to relax a lot more… and to just let them be kids.

10 – My kids are my world.
I love them more than words can describe and would do anything for them. Motherhood may have its ups and downs… but I wouldn’t change a single thing.

I’m now tagging 

Adventures With The Ankle Biters 

Hello Cuppies 

Carter Family 4 

TinyFootSteps

The Newbie Tribe 

 

In the#RockingMotherhood Tag.
I’m Linking With:

Adventures In Websterland
Mummuddlingthrough

22 Comments

  1. January 17, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I started to learn BSL, and struggled with the different regional dialogue s, So then, I learned a little makaton, which was much easier, until, I looked after a little girl, who had her own made up signs!#tuesdaytreasures

  2. January 17, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Yeah, I love it when Mamma’s appreciate just how wonderful they are and what a great job they’re doing!!

  3. January 17, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    You most certainly sound as if you are rocking motherhood! Amazing stuff! Makaton looks very good for making communication a bit more simple for the little ones, it sounds as if it has done a great amount of good for your son. I need to embrace the mess a bit more and stop hoovering up around our son and picking up toys that he may still want to play with. My mum is a cleaner and did the same to me when I was little so I’d like to save him the stress of being overly tidy if I can. Life is too short to worry about such small things. #tuesdaytreasures

  4. January 17, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I love this ! as mums we give ourselves such a hard time over just about everything. It’s wonderful that you can now communicate through Makaton it must make such a difference to you all. Thanks for linking up with #TuesdayTreasures

  5. January 19, 2017 / 7:37 am

    You ARE rocking motherhood! I’m with you on almost all of the points you listed. (I will *never* love Soft Play!)
    Our youngest took a bit longer to start talking too, but they all catch up eventually. She’s a right chatterbox now!
    And reading is such fun. We do it every evening and I think I get as much out of it as the kids do!

  6. January 19, 2017 / 8:27 am

    You sound like an incredible mum! This is a great tag, we should be celebrating our parenting achievements! #coolmumclub

  7. January 19, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Ah so lovely! You are most definitely rocking motherhood by the sounds of it! Thanks so much for linking up with #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  8. January 19, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    yeah good on you mama, you’re definitely #rockingmotherhood. sharing the love from #coolmumclub linky

  9. January 19, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Oh my god, you are totally rocking motherhood. Well done! You should be really proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing xx #coolmumclub

  10. January 19, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This is a great post, you are doing a fantastic job. It takes time to trust your instincts as a mum doesn’t it, I still second guess myself sometimes. And mess well it can all be cleared up at the end of the day x #coolmumclub

  11. January 19, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I’m not a mother but I can tell from others that it’s hard work, and you sound like a wonderful mother who ensures that her children are loved, and FEEL loved as well 🙂

  12. January 19, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    This is a fab list. Sometimes it’s hard to think of one thing we’re doing right so it’s good to remind ourselves that pretty much everything we’re doing is right 🙂 keep on rocking #coolmumclub

  13. January 19, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    It’s a great idea with learning Makaton! You should never doubt you abilities as a mother. I’m sure you do the best to make your kids happy and they can feel it every day.

  14. January 20, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I did Makaton with Isaac and he still remembers it now (he was obsessed with Mr Tumble). I think parenthood conquered my hubby’s fear of mess too (although he still a neat freak)

  15. January 20, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I just did this today, its so hard to come up with ten initially! You sound like an amazing mummy, go you!

  16. January 20, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    My mummy can say ‘Chocolate Police Doggy’ in Makaton -sounds like you are totally rocking it.

  17. January 22, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    You sound like a great mum and totally rocking it!! I love running around soft play too!

  18. January 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I love that you have learned makaton. we have used it as well and it really does help communication and encourage talking. It totally sounds like you are rocking motherhood to me

  19. January 25, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    You really are rocking motherhood! I love these posts as we are taking back something that is often forgotten about – US!!

  20. Margaret Gallagher
    January 27, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    What a beautiful post
    Im learning Makaton -getting better -just need to practice more

  21. Stevie
    January 28, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I’m just an uncle but it’s full on when they come for the weekends. I need my brother to teach me how to make baby milk.

  22. Kate Davies
    January 31, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Lovely post, as mums we tend to focus on things we think we’ve done wrong or could do better but actually we rock.

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