The Being Mum project is about capturing the reality of life for mums after pregnancy, birth and with a baby.
That I’m okay and that life is really good – I don’t need to worry about the past and can focus on the future
I can get through anything for my children but don’t expect me to always be pleasant about it
That I’m not as mentally strong as I thought I was
I find parenting incredibly tiring but I have discovered that I am made to be a mam to my daughter. I’ve never enjoyed something so much in my life
My life is so much more important now
Trusting my instincts is important
That I can adapt to change!
What is actually important
How my childhood impacted me, how to be patient, how to control my anger
That I can be patient and how important that is
I am so much more resilient than I thought I was
I am stronger and more capable than I thought possible
I will do anything to protect my children
I’m even more stubborn and determined than I thought
I feel like I was born to be a mum
I can say no to others and put boundaries in place to protect my own mental health and the wellbeing of my family
Being Mum is about giving you a voice and a place to read other women’s experiences to normalise motherhood and to ease the isolation.
It’s also about starting a conversation about motherhood, about how individual it is and the impact it can have.
Please do read, share and take part.
North East Birth & Baby is where you can read about pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
As a doula I work with parents from across Newcastle and Tyneside.
Copyright: Janine Smith