04 December 2011

The way to be a good Mum

I've always known Mums. My Mum, her Mum, my Dad's Mum, friends' Mums and Grandmothers. Every Mum I know is different. They look different, act different and work differently. Despite these obvious differences, there seems to be one accepted way of doing things when it comes to raising children. Why is it that we can all be different as people yet it is expected to conform as Mothers?

Whether you breastfeed for 2 minutes, 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years or never,
you are still a good Mum.
Whether you choose to follow a routine or let your child decide how their day runs,
you are still a good Mum.
Whether you decide to give your child a bedtime or wait until they fall asleep,
you are still a good Mum.
Whether you feed your child organic vegetarian meals or junk food,
you are still a good Mum.
Whether you have a natural birth or a Cesarean,
you are still a good Mum.

No matter the choices you make, you're a good Mum if you love your child and provide a loving home for them.

To expectant Mums who may be nervous about their imminent arrival, know that as long as you love your child and act in their best interest, you will be the best Mum they will ever have. We are all different, our children are all different and there is no one way of being a Mum. Good luck and take it one day at a time.


  1. Well said Jas! Being tolerant, supportive and accepting is the kindest (maybe even the only) way to behave. Especially to mothers who are doing their very best :)

    Great thoughts, great post, great blog!!