Motherhood is a gift and should be embraced with
open arms. Everyone’s journey is different as we are
all blessed with unique children that both love and
will test us at times.
The key is to embrace every moment! Learn from
your mistakes and the mistakes of others to become
the best mother you can be, because before you know
it, they too will have left home and started on their
own life journey through adulthood.
1. Pick your words carefully: Words are very powerful. The things we say to our children hold meaning and will stay with them forever, especially if they are sensitive in nature.Take the time to sit down with your child and explain things as you would with an adult. Avoid loosing your temper and saying things that are hurtful and mean, in the spur of the moment.Words can either help to build up a person’s confidence or break them down.
2. Listen: Listen to your children and don’t dismiss them, even if you think what they are saying is trivial. Understanding their concerns and empowering them with knowledge will help to grow an emphatic, caring
person who is respectful of others.
3. Connect: Take time every day no matter how busy you are to connect with your children. Hug and kiss them and tell them just how much you love them everyday. As they grown older your connection will change; but the love will still remain.
4. Love: Love is powerful and makes us feel happy. Don’t take this for granted. A child’s love is unconditional and will fill your heart like no other love can.
5. Record memories: Capture your precious maternity and baby milestone photos. Store them in a special keepsake box that can be accessed easily. You will look back on them in years to come, and be thankful you took the time to take them.
6. Be present: We tend to get very busy in our day-to- day lives. It is very easy to walk around in your own bubble and to ignore those around us.Whether you are a stay-at- home mom or a working mom, make the point when you are at home to be present. Be patient, attentive and loving. Leave all the work
pressure at work and be there for your family.
7. Priorities: Learn to say no to others and make your family a priority.You will feel empowered and your family will love you for it.
8. Family time: Decide on activities you would like to do as a family and lock dates in to your calendar. Families that play together stick together.
9. Guilt: Most of us have to work and can not be their for our children all the time. Embrace the times you can be there and feel less guilty for the times you cannot. Do your best and keep the channels of communication open with your children. This way they will understand why you cannot attend and that it is not a choice made by you, but a commitment to work or another prior engagement.
10. Don’t compare: Spend less time comparing yourself with others and more time focused on what is important. You! Remember no one is perfect and we all make mistakes.
Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an
exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global
business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean
and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration
and direction to the exceptional designs of Cake Maternity.
From the branding, presentation and delivery, creativity is a
big part of what Tracey does so naturally and effectively.
Find out more at https://www.cakematernity.com or catch
up with her on social @cakematernity