The #Rockingmotherhood Tag

I just want to say a huge thanks to Sarah over at Mum & Mor for nominating me in the #RockingMotherhood Tag. Also Pat from White Camellias for dreaming up this awesome tag.

The idea behind #RockingMotherhood is for you to write down 10 things on how you rock being a mum.

Not sure why but I’m finding it hard to complete. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been my own worst enemy when it comes to critiquing myself. Plus I’ve always had the attitude that you can always do better. I apply this to my blog also. I know I can do better, be a better blogger, be a better wife so naturally I can be a better mother as well.

Why I'm #Rockingmotherhood

Anyway so after much thought here are my 10 things on how I’m #RockingMotherhood:

  • I feel so proud of myself that I’m still breastfeeding baby girl after nearly a year. At first I gave myself milestones, you know ones like, I will aim for 6 months. Then when I went back to work in October I thought right, I can still work and breastfeed. So my next aim was to get to 12 months, which is here in a couple of weeks. I’m now more relaxed and will stop when baby girl is ready.
  • I’m very much an organised mum. As I start work at 7 am a couple of mornings a week I must have baby girl and myself up and at my mums for 6:15am. I achieve this by doing everything the night before. I get her breakfast things and packed lunch ready, clothes laid out and changing bag sorted. Not forgetting my work uniform and packed lunch too!
  • My husband and I are fairly laid back people. I’m sure this has had an effect on baby girl who is a very happy baby. She’s very much laid back like us. Well she was 2 weeks overdue and had no intention of moving out of my belly! 
  • I love taking her to baby sensory classes where she mixes with other babies her age, learning her social skills.
  • I make sure she settles and goes to bed at the same time each night to get her into her routine. She loves to know what’s coming next. I stay with her until she falls asleep.
  • I have laid beside her and gone to bed at 6:30pm before, when she had teething problems.
  • My husband and I don’t believe in letting her carry on crying. Babies cry for a reason. So when baby girl gets upset one of us is always there to comfort her and give her a cuddle. I believe by doing this since she was born has led to a very happy baby.
  • She always eats a healthy diet and loves the tomato, red pepper and ricotta sauce I make to go with her spaghetti.
  • We spend  fortune on clothes for her as she grows so fast, but we love selling her old ones and using the money to buy her new ones!
  • Most of all, we love to play and read books together. The afternoons when I’m not working is our special time.

My baby girl and me

These are all my reasons why I’m #RockingMotherhood. I’m feeling a bit tired as I’m writing this so I’m sure I have missed something out!

This is normally where I would nominate other mummy bloggers to share their 10 reasons, but I’m so late doing mine I bet everyone has done theres! So I nominate anyone who stops by!

What are your things on how you are #RockingMotherhood?

As always I love to read your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by.

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10 Comments

  1. February 13, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    omygosh you are totally rocking it! Both up dressed and out by 6.15am that’s close to miracles! Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS

  2. February 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I love this! We knock ourselves so often as Mums, I know I’m always doubting myself, it’s lovely to see you write about your achievements as a Mum.

  3. February 6, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much for taking part. I can’t believe how early you have to drop little one at your mum’s!!!! I’m not even up at that time. Well done to still breastfeed too and I believe your approach sure is the best. Take it one day at the time and see how it is. I also breastfed until my kids lost interest around 16 months. You sure are #RockingMotherhood x

    • Rachel
      February 6, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks for such a wonderful tag. It’s great to stop and think about what you are actually doing to bring up your children. Yes I’m an early bird in the mornings, but also a night owl! xx

  4. February 6, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    aw well done on nearly a year breastfeeding 🙂 especially working too and what an early morning routine. we did baby sensory and really loved it 🙂 sounds like you are def rocking it x #KCACOLS

    • Rachel
      February 6, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks Emma, it’s tough but totally worth it xx

  5. February 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Well done you! She’s a little cutie too.
    Don’t know if I’m doing ok but got an ‘I love you’ last night from an 11 yr old boy! #KCACOLS

    • Rachel
      February 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Oh you are doing fine lovely! Thanks for stopping by xx

  6. February 6, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Congratulations on all these things. You should be very proud xx

    • Rachel
      February 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      I am so very proud, thanks for saying xx

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