There are many other people out there writing about the “realities” of parenting. Much of this is in response to the fairy tale images of parenting and families and aim to show what being a Mum is REALLY like.
I’ve found so many of these articles, websites and book are increasingly negative. They seem to show the worst of parenting rather than give a balanced view parenting. They don’t show the joys of parenting, the good times, the times when our kids make us proud or when they do something special for their Mum.
There’s no denying it, being a Mum is a tough job. There are some days when it would be great to give it all up and lie on a beach somewhere. But there are also great days. I remember one day when my son was about 2 at the time, and he picked a flower for me. He was so proud of himself and was chuffed when he handed it to me. It didn’t matter that it was one of those yellow flowers that grow on weeds in the grass or that there was no stem to put it in a vase, my son had picked it especially for me because I was his Mum.
There are some amazing moments as a Mum. There just seems to be either a negative view or the “Huggies” ad view of Mothering.
Recently I came across Sunny Mummy. This site has a positive view about being a Mum without it having the feel of a TV commercial. Most importantly, Stacey reminds us Mums to look after ourselves then we can look after everyone else. This is something that every Mum needs to remember.