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Motherhood changes your world.

Bit of a different post this week.

No one warns you before you become a mother that you will lose yourself. The way you look at life, how you spend your free time and your priorities. No one explains the profound effect this loss has on you as a person, how at times you would long for your old life and then feel guilty as hell for wishing away what you have. In no means am I saying I wish I didn't have kids because they are literally my life. The world of parenting is overwhelming.

This new world is strange, hard and forever changing. Society expects so much of new mums; perfect kids, perfect house, holding down a job and some semblance of a social life. Society places all these expectations on mums and then wonders why Post Natal Depression rates are so high. Why 1 in 7 women experience the devastating effects of PND which I have experience with personally.

The point I am trying to get across is that life as you know it ceases once you have kids. You are born into a whole new world when you become a mother with no instruction guide. The saying it takes a village is beyond true and sometimes it takes a while to find your village.

On the hard days it is okay to fall apart to. To question whether you are a good mum. To feel like a failure. The good days more than make up for it though. The many firsts you will witness that will bring tears to your eyes, that first giggle, first smile and first steps. The pride you feel watching them grow and the ability they have to melt away your troubles with one sloppy kiss and snuggle.

Being a mum is the hardest most rewarding role I have ever had and I would never change a thing!

The Medicalised Mumma x

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