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What is it like to be a mum ?

What is it like to be a mum ?

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People always ask me “what is mum life like ? and I usually give a one word answer like “good” or “amazing”. The truth is there are so many ways to describe motherhood. It’s a feeling like no other, one that’s hard to put in words but I’m going to try.

Since becoming a mum, I’ve been in an instant state of amazement and disbelief. I’ve been a mum for 9 months now but everyday when I look at my son, I’m amazed by the fact that he’s actually my son. I look at him and start thinking about how amazing the cycle of life is. It crazy to think that I was once his age and he will one day be my age. Its crazy to think that I’m really responsible for raising the next generation and I feel privileged.

As a mum I’ve had the blessing of experiencing a special kind of love. The love I feel for my baby is so strong, so intense, it’s indescribable. Sometimes my heart feels like it’s going to burst because of how much love I’ve got for my child. I never knew I was capable of loving someone so much. It’s the best feeling ever.

Don’t get me wrong, mum life is not all roses and sunshine. Sometimes you have sleepless nights and survive the days on coffee. You spend your days constantly chasing after your child trying to stop them from touching things they shouldn’t be touching or from eating everything. You’re working 24/7 to look after your little human being. To me, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. I could be annoyed at the fact that I have to wake up in the middle of night but I soon as I look at my baby, I forget about my tiredness and I’m ready to be of service to my little human being.


It’s so crazy that a small human being can make you selfless, bring out your vulnerable side and make you more in touch with your feelings. Most of all my favourite part of it all is that I feel like my son was a missing part of my life that I never knew was missing. I’m looking forward to see how the rest of the journey of motherhood unfolds.


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