Motherhood is known as the most genuine and
beautiful form of love and none can doubt that. It is a love so pure
that no matter what you do or where you go, it will never fade.
Becoming a mother is one of the most precious moments in a female’s
life. It takes you to places, makes you go mad at least 10 times a day,
you will forget to wash your face sometimes, but it will turn you into
a woman from a girl. And nothing can ever beat that feeling.
When it comes to knowing how to give your best, here’s a few things
that you need to know if you are a mother or are having a baby on the
1.Know the difference between protecting and over protecting your child: Yes, your child needs to be protected from getting hurt or from
catching the flu but, you should know when the protection gets a little
too much for the child and for you as well. You don’t need to fight
with his friend’s mom over the little dispute they had the last week.
It’s going to make your kid weak. He’ll always look to you for
protection, and you don’t want that dependance carrying over to his
2.Your child needs your time more than those fancy clothes:
The world is moving with the idea of men and women working side by side and there is nothing wrong with
that. Everyone can cross any limit when it comes to their child’sfuture but remember, your baby only grows up once and he/she needs you
more than the expensive clothes or branded toys. Make memories with
them, they will last forever.
3.You are their only spot-on teacher:
Relying too much on the caretakers at the nursery? Well, they won’t make them learn things that you can. Let’s try helping instead of yelling and show them the right thing to do with your own actions. You are more like their vision of the whole world. And I bet you don’t want that to be bad, do you?
4.Tell them that the world is beautiful:
Yes, we all know that this world can be a scary place but we don’t need our kids freaking out by fixing their minds with the thought that the world is full of ghosts. We have to tell them there’s good and bad, and the world is full of beautiful places to get inspired from. Don’t let them lose hope at such a small stage. Make beautiful people out of them.
5.Be a friend, communicate:
We all know it’s always good to keep an eye on whether are kids are doing right with their lives or not but, it’s even better if we befriend our children by making them feel comfortable about talking to us about anyone or anything. Let’s not judge them, but tell them what is the right thing to do and you’ll never lose them. They’ll come to you every time they’re in trouble.
6.Do not raise your child as a prince/princess:
Yes, you heard that right! I don’t want to raise my son, giving him the idea that the world is an easy place to stick around. Because the kids that we raise today are the future of this age and it is full of competitions, games and what not. And you don’t want your child to lack when it comes to working hard. Give them all the love, support and care but tell them the truth, ya know lol.
7.Careful with what you do or say:
Kids these days are so keen and observing that they start noticing and adapting things from the day they come out of the womb, so what we need to do from the day we give birth is to be aware of our own actions. Our kids are just going to be an impression of what/who we are. So, be sure to give your best.
8.Take some time out for yourself:
We all know how hard it is in the first few months or weeks running so many errands together, looking after the baby all the time, the hectic feeding schedule but, don’t forget to take some time for yourself mom. You are going to thank yourself doing so later because you need it after all the hard work.
9.Don’t forget your partner between all that:
A lot of us women sometimes forget about our partner when we become overwhelmed with taking care of the baby, but come on ladies, we know it shouldn’t be that way. With all the things we have to juggle throughout the day, calling up the significant other may be just the thing that’ll take some of the load off. Even if its just to say “Thank you for being there or I love you”.
10.Try getting better every day:
We don’t know it all and this responsibility will not be over in a day or two. It’s for a lifetime and we need to explore new horizons to get better and to be up to the mark. So, don’t get disappointed if you have done a thing or two wrong. Just keep working on making yourself better mama.
As a matter of fact, lets hear a kids point of view on this subject…
There is absolutely nothing more thrilling than being a mother, though it seems like a difficult and challenging job, I have to say, it is actually REWARDING! Let me explain:
1.I love to watch my baby boy grow, and I have a great sense of gratitude to be able to see him developing in various areas of his life. Watching him on a daily basis on his conquest to growth, challenges, and being successful is just a feeling that rocks my boat.
2. Being there every step of the way to watch him explore and adventure through life is priceless. The innocent curiosity in his eyes and the attempts to explore things that bother or excite him is something I ponder over, and it warms my heart to know that I have an explorer and answer-seeking little me!
3. I find myself learning everyday from my child, sometimes he doesn’t have to say a word but I can tell what he wants by just looking at the expression on his face. I know what you’re saying, “duh he wants milk or for you to hold him” not the case lol. If he puts his hands in his mouth he’s hungry for a snack, if he turns his smile upside down that means he wants attention (more than I’m giving at the time) and when he’s smiling, of course he wants me to continue making him. These things may seem obvious but they’re all new and exciting to me! I guess it’s because he’s my baby lol.
4. Not to mention the obvious fact that we as mom’s/women, are the co-creator’s of human kind! WE ABSOLUTELY ROCK!
5. Taking part in raising another person to make a difference for the greater good in this “crazy” world is an obligation for me! I must teach him all of the lessons I’ve learned from my life experiences to give him a jump on life (so to speak) because I believe if I can prevent my child from making some of the ignorant mistakes that I’ve made, he’ll have a better chance at succeeding in life. This also gives me the courage to face my own fears and doubts.