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The #RockingMotherhood Tag

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First of all I would like to thank Briony from Any Way to Stay at Home for the tag!  Briony has also written ten fabulous reasons she’s #RockingMotherhood, nip over and take a peek here!

Since I was tagged I’ve been thinking about how I might be #RockingMotherhood, it’s not as easy as I thought.  As parents we are almost always too critical about ourselves.  Sweeping the criticism aside, I found that there are so many reasons I am #RockingMotherhood, here are my top ten:

  1. I gave up my job.  Giving up my job was a difficult decision, I like to work and losing that identity was and still is difficult to come to terms with.  However, our circumstances dictate that it’s best for me to stay at home and so I turned my back on the world of work.  I don’t for one minute regret my decision, even when you are both driving me crazy!
  2. I take you out.  Taking two very young children out is a task, especially when I am by myself.  Even though it’s often easier to stay in, I take you places and I let you explore.  You experience new things all of the time, the smiles on your faces make finally getting you both out of the house worth it!
  3. I teach you something new everyday.  Even if it’s something tiny, I make both of your little minds work on a daily basis.  I watch you learn by having fun and you grow up right before my eyes.  We’re all hoping you both have Daddy’s brains hidden away in there (haha!), but also that by passing on something new each day you will both grow up to be well-rounded and intelligent young women.
  4. I take you to classes.  We go to play group , dancing and tennis.  You both love to interact with other children and because you don’t go to nursery I make sure you see children your own age.  You both have so much fun and you have made some lovely little friends.
  5. I listen.  Whatever it is that you have to say you are heard.  Whether it’s baby babble from you Little E, or the makings of a sentence from you Baby J.  I hear every word and encourage you to express yourselves further.
  6. I teach you right from wrong.  Even down to the smallest of things.  Some days it would be easier to let you trash the place.  Other days it would be easy to turn a blind eye when you snatch from each other.  However, every day I take time to explain why you can’t do some things and why it’s good to do others.  Don’t get me wrong sometimes I lose my shit, I’m only human girls!
  7. I put your needs before my own.  Every time, without fail.
  8. I entertain you.  Even on those days when all I want to do is sink into the sofa with a cuppa, I get the toys out or we go for a walk.  I can’t remember the last time said cuppa was consumed whilst hot, maybe I should add that to the list?!
  9. I keep going.  Parenting is hard.  Staying at home to parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I keep going.  I drag my self out of bed and carry on because even though it can be difficult, you both bring with you so much good that far outweighs the bad.
  10. I love you.  The good, the bad, the tantrumming, the snotty, the teething, the not sleeping and the laughing.  Every last little bit of you both.

 

These pair are working together already! #thickasthieves #outnumbered 😂

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I’m tagging these great mums and fabulous bloggers to have a go at the #RockingMotherhood tag:

Nicola at Mummy Wales

Mainy at My Real Fairy

Becky at Educating Roversi

I can’t wait to read about how you guys are #RockingMotherhood!

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10.
  3. Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
  4. Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.

 

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46 Comments

  • Briony January 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Yey, 10 fab ways you are #rockingmotherhood I love how true it is that you just keep going. We do don’t we. A bit like dory, just keep swimming

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      I love that, just keep swimming describes parenting perfectly! X

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  • Helen January 29, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Aww what a lovely way to focus on all the positives! Parenthood can be so overwhelming, so taking the time to write a post like this is so important 🙂 #blogstravaganza

    Helen x

    http://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      So true, reflecting on the good bits is important x

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  • Kerry January 29, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I’ve read a few of these rocking motherhood posts, and all of them just highlight how awesome us mums really are! I can relate to all of the above, especially giving up work and being a SAHM! Hard work but worth every second. Thanks for hosting the linky 😊 #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      It really is hard but definitely worth it! X

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  • anklebitersadventures January 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

    You defo are defo rocking it !! Fab mummy !! I have two little ones close in age and it’s so hard at times but so rewarding ! – lovely post #blogstravaganza xxx

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Ah thankyou! I’m told it gets easier, haha! X

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  • and Jacob makes three January 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    You sound like a brilliant mum! It’s so hard sometimes but you are doing great. Giving up your job must have been a hard decision, but worth it! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • Making Little People January 29, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Perfect! Sounds like you are doing an amazing job and should be very proud. My personal fave is that you take them out…getting out the house is so hard. Where do those 45 minutes go from saying we’re ready to driving down your road?!

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thankyou, it is difficult and we are always late!! X

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  • softfuzzygunddog January 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Boy, you are right about us sometimes being too critical! It’s pretty hard to change the mindset and instead look at what you’re doing well for your children. It sounds like a a good thing to do though. We should all do this! Probably every day, we should give ourselves a pat on the back for something we do well.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Well said, we don’t give ourselves credit often enough! X

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  • PassTheProseccoPlease January 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Lots of loves here, awesome mummy #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • Laura - 40 Weeks to Wing It January 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Really lovely read! It’s always good to take time and appreciated all the amazing things you do day to say that we tend to overlook and just brush off.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • mommyandmadness January 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Wow you sound like super mum! Keep up the amazing mummying! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Haha Thankyou! X

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  • Mainy - myrealfairy January 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Thank you so much for tagging me in this! I am already half way through and love the theme of it:) I echo Briony above about how we all keep going, it is the essence of who we are:)
    Mainy x
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      You’re welcome! I loved the idea of it too, and yes keeping going is what we do 🙂 xx

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  • Mayflower Blogs January 29, 2017 at 11:36 am

    LOVE this! I haven’t taken part in this one yet, because I just can’t think of ways I’m rocking motherhood most of the time-but you definitely are!!!!
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      I’m sure you are rocking motherhood in so many ways! Thankyou x

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  • Tee 💜 January 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Aww some great reasons for rocking motherhood. I love that they go to tennis. There’s nothing like that around here! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      It’s fab, she really likes it! Thankyou! X

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  • Ramblingsofmum January 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Realising that you’re #rockingmotherhood in your own way has to be one of the biggest steps to gaining some real confidence as a new mum. It’s one of the most demanding jobs of life and yet you have no job description, no training and more often than not, very little praise when you’re doing well. Well done, mummies! I think giving over my camera roll on my iPhone is definitely one of my sacrifices since motherhood hit me! Haha.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      I couldn’t have put it better, it’s damn hard! Haha x

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  • itsmeanniebee January 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    That’s ten very fine point there! Keep on rocking #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Thankyou x

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  • biscuitpleasemummy January 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    The juggle struggle I call it but we just keep going. #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Haha, we do! X

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  • Peachy January 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love that you teach them something new every day. Very good strategy there. #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Ah thankyou x

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  • Sinéad (shinnersandthebrood.com) January 29, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Gorgeous! I’m just loving the positivity this tag is creating! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      It’s great isn’t it! X

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  • Lucy Grace January 29, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Excellent reasons, you certainly are rocking motherhood! I found it hard to think of reasons myself for the tag, it is much easier to criticise ourselves isn’t it? Your first reason really strikes a chord with me… giving up work/’putting it on hold’ as everyone keeps saying to me, has by far been my biggest challenge in having babies. That’s why I love blogging… my identity still feels a little bit more preserved by writing things out 🙂 #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      We always find it hard to give ourselves a pat on the back! It’s not easy giving up work, I totally get what you mean about blogging xx

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  • My Petit Canard January 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    What a great tag! I love the idea behind it, its so true that we are less likely to pat ourselves on the back for just being a parent. It sounds like you are totally rocking motherhood, what lucky little girls you have 🙂 Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood February 1, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thankyou xx

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris January 31, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    as someone who loves their work and became very depressed due to losing my identity without it – i have massive respect for you!
    I really wish I was happy enough to stay at home and not need to work to stay sane but i do. you’re doing such a brilliant job lovely xx #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood February 1, 2017 at 11:24 am

      I totally get what you mean!These kiddos really give us something to think about don’t they! xx

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  • dearbearandbeany February 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve just been writing my rocking motherhood post and I didn’t find it that easy. You are totally rocking motherhood. x #MarvMondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood February 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Thankyou! I found it difficult too, it’s not easy to give ourselves credit! x

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  • Educating Roversi February 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you for tagging me in this. I’m thinking about it but its soon hard! xxx

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood February 5, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      It’s so difficult isn’t it! Even though I’m sure you are #RockingMotherhood in so many ways, it’s hard to get in on paper! Xx

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