Evolving Mother's Day: From celebrating your mum to becoming one

This Mother’s Day, we wanted to reflect on how our mums influenced us, and now, how we channel their energy as a Mum ourselves. 

To celebrate Mother's Day, we are giving you the chance to win a quarterly subscription to the app + 2 x $200 vouchers from @saskicollection for you and your mama. 

All you have to do is tell us what you’ve learned from being a mum OR what you’ve learned from your mum. Our favourite response will win!

We know Mothers Day can be a sensitive occasion for some of you, and if you'd like to submit an entry about your closest 'mother' figure we'd love to hear it as well 🐚 

Winners announced Sunday 10th May 2020.

Our mums are everything. Although they may hate us taking their photos or being annoying, the time you and your kids get to spend with them is beyond cherishable. The lessons we learn from our mums growing up have become twice as valuable when you become an adult – and especially when you become a mum yourself. Most of us couldn’t picture a life without them. As we get older, we begin to realise how much they sacrifice for us.

Everyone leaves their childhood with mixed emotions and memories. Maybe you remember when your Mum said no to getting your ears pierced, or maybe you’ll reflect on the time where your mum got you the birthday present that you were dying for! For most of us, there are times when we think, "Hmm, Mum was right about that." Other times, we choose to follow our own instincts.

"Motherhood has changed me as a person. It is hard to describe unless you’ve experienced it, but my life completely changed for the better! It is amazing and overwhelming to feel their dependence and trust in me. They make me want to be so much more than I am. Motherhood has and will continue to teach me intense lessons. My children are the greatest gift I've ever had." - Tammy 🍑

With more than one mum in our team, these are the biggest mountains we are faced with when being mums:

⭑ Balancing kids with personal time

⭑ Co-parenting 

⭑ Making sure we spend quality time with kids

⭑ Juggling mum-time with full-time work and other commitments

⭑ Remembering that everyone has their own opinion, and knowing when to follow your own gut

 

It’s hard! You discover who your real friends are. Overthinking and sweating the smallest things isn’t an option anymore – or we would never get anything done. Remaining calm through meltdowns is a bit too real sometimes, especially in those moments when we could just have our own breakdown. 

 

Lessons our mums taught us that have made motherhood easier:

⭑ Enjoy the little things

⭑ Expect the unexpected – always

⭑ Everything is not as smooth sailing as it seems 

⭑ No amount of books, research or advice will help if you don't have faith in yourself as a mum. You've got this! 

⭑ A scratch is a scratch! Don't panic 

It may seem cliché, but the best present for Mother's Day is to have fun and spend time with your family. Siblings and close friends can make the biggest impacts on how we raise our kids too, especially when you know you have their love and support through everything. You are learning and growing together on this wonderful journey of motherhood.

“Since becoming a mum I have learned that I can’t control everything. All I can do is my best for not only Aurora but myself too.” – Amy 💓

“When you become a mother, your world changes. Everything you thought you knew is heightened. You want to know more, to learn more, to be the best person you can be so you can teach your kids all the things. So you can give them opportunity. You want to be someone they are proud of.” – Emiliee 💋

A lot of us are very lucky and have mums around and are able to be a mum, but for some of us, Mother’s Day is different. From single mums and single dads, to double-mums and double-dads, and more! Everyone has their own situation.

Celebrate your mother figures however you want this weekend: Post old photos on insta with a cute paragraph about your mum. Give them flowers and share her reaction on Facebook. Express your love to the person who gave birth to you, or to someone who didn’t but took the place of a mother in your life. Or celebrate who you are, and how far you’ve come without a maternal figure at all. You can celebrate a father figure, instead. There are really no rules at all. Make Mother’s Day yours.

Whatever your family looks like, be sure to hug them (virtually or IRL) a little bit longer this year. 

 

xx the Tammy Fit Team