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What Does Being a Mum Mean to Me

I became a mother at the age of 23 and since then my life has been the most amazing adventure you can imagine. I never knew how much love capacity I had until I became a mother. But being a mother is not just about the sacrifices you make and how much you love; being a mother to me, is mostly about how much you get back. Not a day goes by that I’m not in awe of the human beings my children turned out to be and not a day goes by that I don’t burst with pride.

My children kept me going when I thought my life was over and felt like I couldn’t go on any longer. They were the reason I got up every morning when I didn’t have the energy. They were the reason I fought clinical depression and had the courage to seek help and get better. My children made me a better person and made me seek my happiness.

They might say that they are proud of me and that they are grateful for everything I do for them, but the truth is, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be the person they love and feel inspired by.

I’ll just leave you with a poem I wrote about my children. Basically, this is all true, every line is something one of my children said to me at one time or another. I’m sure many mothers out there – and sons and daughters too – will identify with some of these lines. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Wedding with kids

Things My Children Say To Me 

That there is nothing to eat in the house.

That I look beautiful.

That I shouldn’t dance.

That I don’t need to diet.

That I have no fashion sense.

That I am funny.

That they love me.

That I am always late.

That I should go out more.

That I never listen.

That they miss me.

That I need to take cooking lessons.

That I make the best spaghetti Bolognese.

That I don’t understand.

That my accent is funny.

That I am a terrible driver.

That I am the best mother in the entire world.


I can not decide if I am a teacher who writes or a writer who teaches, both activities give me equal satisfaction. Words are my secret place. I write about my experience as a mature student, mental health, living and raising a family in a foreign country, following my dreams and finding love later in life.

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