My Motherhood

About My Motherhood

Every week we have asked a supermama we admire to share her thoughts on the subject of motherhood. It maybe someone we know well, or someone we have just met, but she will have an interesting way of looking at the world. We are loving reading these stories, and hope that you will too!

The Doctor and Daughter’s guide to pregnancy.   Anyone who knows me well will understand that being asked to write about “Motherhood” would prove to be a daunting task.  I am usually brutally honest about everything, and I was apprehensive that my honesty, combined with a slight selfish streak, and a dearth of natural maternalism […]

My Motherhood took a while – 4 years to be exact.   I experienced a lot of tests, tears, and prayers and finally a round of IVF before I was able to start my parenting journey.   I now have two gorgeous girls and they are my world. The moment I laid eyes on them […]

What an honour to be asked to write about something so profoundly meaningful and yet something that I might never have done without prompting… Motherhood, the greatest privilege a woman can enjoy should she so choose to!  Bitter-sweet at times, and deeply nourishing, nurturing and delicious at others… Oh the joys of the roller coaster […]

To me, motherhood is a surprise. Starting with the surprise of finding out I was pregnant (oops), I am now constantly astonished.   Firstly, I’m surprised how fun motherhood is. I had fairly low expectations based on the warnings I’d gleaned through my 20s – people are quick to share the worst bits, I guess. […]

As one of eleven children with a mother who has saintly patience and who remained unruffled and serene at all times as she looked after her large brood, I thought motherhood would be a walk in the park. I pictured a simple, happy life full of giggles, adoring smiles and lots of fun and games. […]

‘I have always wanted to be a mum. Ever since I was a little girl playing with my dolls or role playing ‘families’ with friends in infant school; I always knew I wanted that for my future. Although Wilfryd is my first child I have been pregnant three times. My road to motherhood wasn’t an […]

My motherhood has taught me so much about what it means to me to be a woman.   I learned to be body confident for the first time in my life when I was pregnant with Mia. When I held my tiny newborn in my arms for the first time I felt pride that my […]

Motherhood to me is an open-ended book. All of the chapters are unique but you find yourself repeating and relearning each chapter when you have another child. I began my first chapter in a busy food market in France. I remember feeling very nauseous cursing all the French cheeses, ham and the sweaty locals. 10 […]

It seems really obvious, but the most important thing to me about Motherhood is ensuring that my kids feel 100% loved all the time.  They are like tanks of fuel.  I can tell immediately when they are running on empty; they act up, whine and generally give me a hard time.  This is usually because […]