Reflecting back on last Sunday’s event (Our Mother’s Day Meet Up), I realise that in this world where perfection is an Instagram post away, mothers and women are longing for realness and for those real mom connections. We’re all looking for that uncomfortable and solid truth that will help us in our pursuit to finding what works for each of us.
And that is exactly the outcome of the Mother’s Day Meet-Up we hosted in collaboration with Optimum Med.
We spoke about the good, the bad and the ugly of birthing, on whether our bodies are being policed; to even the point where we started seeing the trends of patriarchy and misogyny in the way women and young girls’ bodies are treated as Z-grade priorities in a country where we are said to have equal rights.
“…like the times I get overwhelmed by my kids and ‘steal’ a glass of wine from the kitchen and find a nice snug corner of my closet to enjoy it in. Alone. With no kid one following me.”
In a world like this, we find ourselves having the most amount of mom-guilt, anxiety and stress related conditions. We need to be encouraging each other, sharing with each other and letting each other in on the uncomfortable truths – like the times I get overwhelmed by my kids and ‘steal’ a glass of wine from the kitchen and find a nice snug corner of my closet to enjoy it in. Alone. With no kid one following me.
So in the spirit of real mommy-ing this life thing, share your #RealMom stories with me in the comments section and you could win a Baby Dove Hamper