BloomChic Mothers Share About Self-Care

At BloomChic, we believe that own self-care and well-being is crucial for mothers. That's why we are here today to share inspiring stories of mothers who prioritize their well-being and inspire others around them. These heartwarming stories remind us of the importance of self-care and how it can positively impact our lives and those around us.

I thought I’d reflect briefly on my own experiences as a mother. We instinctively feel early on that what it means to be a mother is to always put our children first and always make them the priority. And of course this is true to a large extent; we have a responsibility to care for, nurture and love these little ones.
 
But what I’ve learned recently is that in order to prioritise our children, us mums also have to prioritise our own self-care and wellbeing at times. We have to take the time to rest our minds and bodies so that we can keep up with theirs when we need to and always be there for them. But also teaching our children by example that it's okay to put themselves first sometimes is a valuable lesson too.

I’ve learned that the core of motherhood and being a good mum is finding the right balance and I’ll be honest, I’m still figuring that out and I’m confident that we can’t always have the perfect balance, but it’s good to be self-aware.But what I’ve learned recently is that in order to prioritise our children, us mums also have to prioritise our own self-care and wellbeing at times. We have to take the time to rest our minds and bodies so that we can keep up with theirs when we need to and always be there for them.

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After being diagnosed with infertility due to endometriosis at the age of 21, the only option I had to become a mother was IVF. It has always been my dream to one day be a mother, so this was my way to get it.

As a solo mum by choice I went through the gruelling process of two IVF cycles, on my final chance I got my positive. I got my miracle baby! After my daughter Hope was born she has completed my life, we are the best of friends, we do life together & it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. We are a little duo we both make each other so happy, we are constantly smiling, laughing, cuddling, making memories together. She is my whole world.

To anyone who is struggling today, either with longing to be a mother, loosing a child or a mother. We see you, we love you & we’re here for you

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Hi my name is Kaitlen!

As this is going to be my first Mother’s Day, it’s so special to me. I will be welcoming my first baby, which is a little girl this august with my husband! I have always dreamt on having a family, and it will be our reality in a short three months! The feelings of being happy, joyful, and excited as we welcome our little blessing soon!

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I never understood my Mother's constant worry or the depth of her love ....until I became a Mother myself. 💛

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Full of experience and sage advice, my mother was thrilled when we shared that we were expecting. Then shock arrived when we announced there would be not one but two bundles of joys.

No surprise, she accompanied me to mother’s only breast feeding classes and subbed in for the extra multiples appointment my husband’s work schedule could not accommodate. They arrived and she retired to be a full time grandmother.

Four years in to this journey, she has been present and helpful every step of the way. In fact, Grandmommy days are our girls’ favorite. Prioritizing us so frequently, we look forward to Mother’s Day each year when we do more than our normal acts of gratitude by going above and beyond to put her first!

I wish for time to stand still while looking at photos of my children. I know my mother once wished for the same thing, for time to stand still. But it didn’t. She let me go. Though I can’t imagine handling this stage of motherhood as generously as she had, I vow to try.
 
I ponder over a picture of me and Mom on Mother’s Day. Her advice, untangled, is worn gracefully on my wrist. Her concern, when holding a mirror up to my mistakes, does not shatter me. Her love embraces without stifling. And somewhere inside this photograph, I will find myself.