I'm no mothering expert, let me just put that out there. I lose my patience. I swear in front of my kids. I enjoy the quiet and a glass of wine after they've gone to bed. But I love these kiddos with a depth I never thought imaginable until I knew it for myself, so I embrace my role as their mother with the utmost seriousness. I wear my title with humility and pride.
A few months ago, I wrote a post on my blog dedicated to working mums. You can read it here. I was really just articulating thoughts that had been swimming around in my head for some time and I wanted to share them because I often feel like there isn't enough written for working mums. Shortly after, I was invited by Sassy Mama HK to be featured as August's That Mama. What an incredible privilege! As part of their interview, they asked me about my experiences with motherhood as well my job as a teacher and my love of vintage.
It was a humbling opportunity, to say the least. My kiddos and I had a lovely morning with photographer Michelle Proctor who came over to our house for a photo shoot and when the interview was published, I received some heart warming compliments, too. Even if my experience just resonates with one mum, I feel happy to share it. Please go and read the interview if you haven't. You can find it here. Sassy Mama did such a lovely job putting it all together.
I've toyed around with the idea of sharing some more working mum thoughts on the blog (I used to when the kiddos were tiny, only they were more like rants). I recently stumbled onto The Unmumsy Mum on Instagram, who I find amusing and fresh because she's honest. I like to think that I always keep things honest, too. Would you be interested if I wrote some of these mum ideas from time to time? Are there topics you'd be keen to read about? Or, should I just stick to the vintage stuff?
Let me know. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed some of the other unpublished photos from our shoot. Michelle did such a fantastic job capturing us naturally. I really love the last photo of me and my big teenage boy. A lot of my energy these days is taken up by being a mother to him. Ups and downs, people. Ups and downs. Kind of like a rollercoaster and definitely a thrill.