Motherhood means different things to different people. For some, it’s their reason for existing, for some it’s something that’s been a long time coming, for others, it’s pure joy 24/7. When you actually start to think about it, you realise that being a mum is such a huge part of your life and it’s difficult to pin down to one thought or emotion. My life was pretty full before I had my daughter, so how have I managed to fit in being a mum, around everything else I do? It makes my head spin a bit, when I think about it.
But what does motherhood mean to me?
To me, motherhood is a reminder that there’s more to life than work. It is – ultimately – the single most important thing in my life. And that’s not something I say lightly. I’m not one of those sentimental types who posts cutesy messages on Facebook about my child being my whole universe. My career is hugely important to me, and I work hard to progess and achieve things. But motherhood has taught me that family is more important. It’s a cliché but have many people been on their death bed and wished they’d spent more time in the office? So while my career is still a high priority for me, it’s sits just below ‘family’ in the pecking order.
Lovely change bag brand Pink Lining recently asked mums to submit a photo of them with their family and to say what motherhood means to them in six words or less. The photos were turned into a video, just in time for Mother’s Day…
Beautiful, isn’t it? I’d love to know what motherhood means to you – comment and tell me. And do check out Pink Lining’s fab range of change bags – when I had a newborn, I used to lust after other mums’ Pink Lining bags. They’re so pretty!
• This is a commissioned post – thanks to Pink Lining for working with Not Another Mummy Blog. For more info on posts written for brands, see my Work With Me page.