Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Hello YOU, yes YOU...remember her?
Before you were a Mummy, you were YOU.
A woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend and so on and so on.
You had hopes, dreams and things you liked to do for YOU...ALONE.
Now you are a Mummy, what has changed? Everything, something or nothing?
My guess is everything and soooo much more.
I am not sure exactly who started it, but somewhere along the way, we were led to believe that if we put ourselves at the bottom of the list, we would be a better mother.
And so we feed, bathe, play, read, soothe, clean, sing, yell, work, laugh, cry, cuddle and YAWN. We are tired, oh so tired being everything to everyone, except the one person that matters the MOST.
Something else we learnt along that way is that while you are busy doing all of the above, would you mind ensuring you keep your toe in the career waters by working part time, full time, casual, at home, in the office. Or if you’re not going to stay 'AT WORK' then you better study to better your skills or perhaps start a business or volunteer at the school and so on and so on and so on.
Do you think it’s over?
Not yet, because while you are busy doing all of the above, could you please make sure you are yummy too? Not because somebody wants to eat you, but because that's what mummies are these days, aren't they?
What exactly does it mean to be a YUMMY MUMMY?
If it means I am a tired, cranky, skinny jean wearing, GHD straightening looking MAMA who is about to have a melt down at the drop of hat....then I don't wish to participate in this external illusion thank you very much.
And so where are we left? What choice do we have?
To focus on everybody and everything else instead of how we feel?
Does that make you a better mother?
We have a choice. We can choose to be SUNNY.
So what is a Sunny Mummy?
It is me and it is you if you choose to be...
A Sunny Mummy is a mother who looks after her first so she has something left to give to her family.
She is a woman who avoids eating junk foods, thinking junk thoughts and living a life full of junk.
What is JUNK?
Junk is anywhere and everywhere...it is the food you eat with ingredients you can't pronounce. The thoughts you think of that contaminate your mind, like comparing yourself to others or thinking you’re not worthy.
It's anything in your world that you possess or have present that does not bring you joy and help you live simply!
Being a Sunny Mummy means you choose to look after yourself first.
This is the most selfless thing to do in order to live a positive and healthy life, in which you value your various roles and as such can begin to be truly present in each one.
The choice is yours...will you join me as a Sunny Mummy and look after your children's mummy?
Of course you will, I knew you would....
Welcome to YOU, she is so glad you're finally here :)
PS This is my message on the YOU page of www.sunnymummy.com.au be sure to pop over and check out the site, there will be articles added weekly!