MM Podcast - Episode One
Join Emma and I for a coffee and chat as we unpack what “Self Centred Motherhood” looks like and more!
If you tuned in and listened to the first ever podcast, thank you! Thanks also to Em for bravely agreeing to be the first guest speaker. We were both a bundle of nerves in the beginning but soon settled in to our chat about Emma’s journal and some aspects of her Motherhood journey. I’ve listed lots of my favourite moments from the show for you here:
- In the daily ‘juggle’ we can often lose ourselves – who am I? I am more than a mum!
- Life with kids is a life in service. But serving your kids doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself.
- The things that set us alight are often the things we pass down to our children. Focus on finding those elements that you are passionate about as an example to your kids.
- Seasons of Motherhood – we go through differing phases of our mothering journeys and we are always learning! Don’t stress or put pressure on yourself, you will find your own rhythm!
- As adults we sometimes focus on the “big things’ in life when actually it’s the little “seemingly insignificant” moments that are more significant to our kids.
- Our children can see things within us that we don’t even see about ourselves.
- Nurture the things in you that you also want to nurture in your kids.
- How we think of and speak about ourselves sets the foundations for so much that comes after for our children. We all have things we have to do it’s about making space for the things we want to do.
- Life begins in the family setting. Learned behaviours and attitudes often come from what is modelled in the home. I want to do the best I can in the time I have!
- There comes so much change and adjustment as the kids get older – more responsibility as a mum and lots of learning for everyone.
- Motherhood is CONSUMING (never stop being a mum), DEFINING (gives confidence and purpose) and A JOURNEY (we are always evolving and learning).
- Advice for a new mum or mum-to-be … Be gentle with yourself. Always treat yourself the way you would want to treat others. Often we speak so negatively of ourselves, things we would never say to others.
- Best thing about being a mum? Watching the children grow and develop, seeing their talents and gifts flourishing.
- Remember this … you are doing fine. We are doing just fine!
- Favourite family traditions? A family meal round the table in the evening – where our best conversations happen.
- “Two wobbly stools of career and motherhood” – associated guilt and conflict feeling like you aren’t giving your best to either job. Women are to be “massively admired” for juggling it all. Is there ever even a balance to be had?!
- What would you tell your teenage self? Be less passionate about fitting in; you have such worthy aspects of your own character, don’t try and be someone else. YES!
- BOOKS – To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Tuesdays with Morrie.
- FILM – Shawshank Redemption and this beautiful quote:
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
- FOOD – Anything homemade, preferably Italian with crusty bread!
- WAY TO RELAX – reading in the bath
- THING TO DO WITH FAMILY – being outdoors, simple walks with Ernie
Here’s where you can find lovely Emma on Social Media:
- Instagram and Twitter – @littlewoodlife
- Facebook – @ambleandash
- Website – www.ambleandash.com