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It’s all about you…

Hello to all the mums out there! One week more writing a post for Mojomums, doing something I love (writing) while sharing thoughts about motherhood and my own personal experience as a new mum in the UK.

 

I know it may sound weird for us, mums, to read the phrase “it’s all about you” when we know it’s all about them (kids, house, partner, even the pet!) and usually we are last in the list. Without sounding like a victim, I would like to share in this post some reasons why it should be all about you. I remember being in a talk for mums a while ago, in which they made a great comparison between the instructions for getting the oxygen masks on a plane (when they say that adults must wear them first and then assist children) and how we should be in our roles as mums, because our kids and the stability of our homes rely mainly on our well being. So, whenever you feel you need to put the oxygen mask on, I hope at least you remember one of the following reasons why it should be all about you:

 

*Because time for yourself, time to disconnect and to boost some energy will make you happy, and a happy woman will lead to happy children.

 

*Because your kids will have their own life and routine so early in life that you will find it hard to believe (their own classes, group of friends and activities from their early ages), and then, when they get a bit older, will leave as you did.

 

*Because once upon a time, before the kids arrived, you were also a single woman and then became a wife (or a partner) and you used to have clean clothes on all day and put perfume on.

 

*Because you may worry so much sometimes that you can’t help it, but the truth is that your kids will do well and they will be fine, because you have been there by their side in the most important moments of their lives, and you have worked so hard to bring up good kids, to teach them manners, to eat healthy food, to respect each other that it must go well.

 

*Because being a working mum or a stay at home mum is a personal decision. What matters is that it makes you happy, knowing that’s what you want for your life.

 

*Because not all mums can afford not to work and two incomes may be necessary, or just earning your own money will boost your confidence, will give you some security and will make you feel simply good.

 

*Because having a balance in different aspects of your life defines your mood, plans, and the way you see the future.

 

*Because by looking after yourself, you are teaching them the importance of caring about your well being.

 

*Because who doesn’t love to have a good exercise routine or a nice walk outside, maybe one hour swimming or a zumba class? And you know the effects any of that has in your body, soul and mind.

 

*Because you are worth it.

 

As a final idea, I just opened my new instagram account betweenmums_uk, in which I’m going to share my thoughts and capture moments of our life. I invite you to follow it and share your opinions, I would love to hear from mums alike.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

To read Laura’s previous blog post click here…

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