A LOT changed in me when I became a mom two times over. Priorities, give more than yourself to the baby and lets not forget the phases of turtles, pets, rabbits, Dora, Dora hair cut and now that my daughter is 4 we’re stuck with Elsa and peppa pig. We recently travelled and only listened to ‘Let it go’ from ‘Frozen’ during our road trips. I wish we could let ‘let it go’ go 😀 . SHE HAS HER OWN PLAY LIST FOR THE CAR!
As all you Mamas will agree, motherhood changes life for good. Few years ago my challenge was to decide between job offers and now it is about dealing with phases of growth – she’s throwing tantrums, biting her nails, is she feeling ok and did the baby poop today?
Besides the above, I can’t recollect the last time I slept peacefully and I still manage to function like a ‘super mama’ – we all do, don’t we? And yes, I sleep on the edge of the bed. SCREAM in frustration.
And of course, the wardrobes are full of things for my girls. Does anything belong to me? Nay! My 4 year old likes to shop for her room. Every single time we go to a store, I see her fetching things for her room.
And then the dresser and the accessories! I’m blessed with two mini mamas who have taken over my existence. LOL. And let’s not talk about how clean my room used to be. And let’s not think of the times when showering alone for ten minutes with no one banging on that door was not a LUXURY.
Hmm, on a more serious note, I strive to be a conscientious parent and thus a mindful person. I consult parent educators, read online, talk to other moms, parents to understand the complex and roller coaster journey of parenting.
Being a Mama has taught me to be thankful and grateful. Deeply and truly. Yes, I’ve had challenging days with my children, who doesn’t? But being grateful for our girls is one of our core family values today. Hanging in there!
I’ve learnt that nothing works more than an open conversation with the child – a true heart to heart conversation with 100% of being present – physically and emotionally.
Being a Mama to my 4 year old has unleashed the creativity in me and I totally enjoy pouring it out. We love to cook together, we love to do art and craft together, (She’s taken over my art box too) – we love to dance and exercise together and we bond so much over these activities. On certain days when I am busy and unable to catch up with my daughter I hear her saying, “Mama, can we color together?” There are moments that I want to freeze for life and I don’t want her to grow up at all. I enjoy being a mom as much as my girl loves being my daughter.
**This post is a part of the second round of the blog train started by Pooja Kawatra of Mums & Babies where she has brought together 59 mothers from across the globe to share their motherhood journey and experience.
Also, Read Minakshi’s take on how motherhood has changed her life on here!
Minakshi is a lifestyle blogger who writes about moms and kids. Her blog covers parenting, mom care, style & fashion and beauty secrets for moms.