We never stop celebrating mums and we never stop loving our little ones. Mama Steph shows us what her journey of being a mum has been, what motherhood has taught her, and what it truly means to her.
We hope you enjoy Steph's story as much as we did.
To mothers like Steph:
Thank you for your love, strength & guidance.
What does motherhood mean to me?
It is everything to me. There is nothing in life that gives me more purpose. It is beautiful yet challenging all at the same time. It’s loving unconditionally. It’s putting their needs above your own and doing everything in your power to make these little people feel loved and be happy. They have shown me that love really is when someone else’s happiness becomes yours. It’s losing yourself but finding yourself all over again with a new sense of strength and confidence. It’s late nights & long days. It’s exhausting and stressful but nothing compares. It’s sloppy kisses and snuggles. The most incredible journey one will ever go on.
What has motherhood taught you?
That there are not enough hours in the day or days in the week it’s taught me that a lot of the time things won’t always go to plan. You will turn up late to appointments and gatherings more times than you’d like to admit, you’ll end up feeding your kids fruit loops for dinner even if you promised yourself you never would. But the biggest lesson of all is how to be resilient, how to let go of unnecessary expectations I may have placed on myself. Being present is all that matters. Your time, your love, and YOU are all these little people need.
I know this may be a little cliche but my Mum. She has taught me everything I know. She was always and still is my pillar of strength. Growing up watching her work her ASS off as a single mother just to make ends meet and provide for us in every single way she could is a huge inspiration to me. Despite her financial struggles we never missed out. Never once did she complain, nor project her stress and worries onto us kids. She is the most selfless woman I know and inspires me to be the best mum I can be EVERY single day.
Mother’s Day this year was simple.
It started with a cup of hot tea on the beach while the kids chased seagulls and then movies and snuggles for the remainder of the day. I don’t need anything extravagant as long as we are all together.