What advise would you give a new mum or someone about to be come a mumma?
I get asked this question on the regular and I have never really answered it because I hate the idea of telling someone the right way to mother or what they should or shouldn’t be doing.
But I have a few “Mothering Mantras” that I have discovered along my motherhood journey and I think they have helped me a lot so I thought I would share them with you all. .
1. “You do you, boo”
This is the first one and in my eyes the most important. Don’t worry about what other people are doing and don’t compare yourself to others. All babies, mothers and families are so different in so many ways that there can’t possibly be “a right and wrong” way. So just do what works for you and your family. .
2. “Choose your battles”. I say this one to myself every single day and what I mean is that it’s not going to ruin your child if you let them do something to avoid a major meltdown or to make your life a little easier. If you need to give your toddler the bloody biscuits in the supermarket to get around without the worlds biggest tantrum, give them the bloody biscuit. Choose ‘your hard’ and don’t beat yourself up if you do those things you swore you would never do before you had kids. .
3. “You can’t pour from an empty cup”.
Mammas you need to look after yourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. We tend to put everybody else’s needs in front of our own and then we burn out, become rundown and feel like we have lost our identity. Wether it’s working out, a hobby or going to work. Do what ever it is that you need to do to keep healthy and happy so that you can be the best and most present mum that you can be. Trust me, you feel so much better when you just take care of your self!
Share these with someone who you think might need reminding that they are doing a wonderful job. We all need reminding sometimes and I found that these little mantras have helped me through. .
Oh and wine. Wine also helps! 😂
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