In the lead up to Mother’s Day we’re taking a moment to appreciate all you True Rad Mammas, and there are so many of you! We’ve pulled together a few stories from mums and mums-to-be who have put their unique experiences with motherhood into their own words. We have been so inspired from their kickass attitude, vulnerability and radness.
You are a #trueradmumma.
First time Mumma-to-be here! In around two months time I will meet my little guy earth-side but everybody keeps telling me – I’m already a Mum. I guess it didn’t really sink in before that. But the more I think about it, of course I am already a Mum. I’m growing a human inside of me and nourishing my body is just as important as nourishing his.
Part of my Motherly ritual at the moment is spending time bonding with my baby everyday. Through exercise, stretching, meditation, music, talking to him and of course rubbing him as he kicks me powerfully! Doing all of these things each day already makes me a Mum and they are things I will continue to do with him once he is born (minus those powerful kicks, I hope)!
My experience with Motherhood is a new one but I have never felt as completely content and full of purpose as I do now.
With my first baby, I hadn’t given much thought to breastfeeding as I never thought it was going to be a challenge. It was something I knew I wanted to do and I never realised how much I wanted to do it until I had issues.
For me it was worth it and I’m glad I persevered.
Some days, I may see deflated breasts and a squishy tummy but mostly there is so much pride within this body and that’s what shines from the inside, out.
This is pretty difficult for me to post this but I think it’s important as I usually wear clothes.
Having a baby did some crazy things to my 24 year old body, at times it makes me upset, but I figure that it’s actually a really small sacrifice to make to have Clementine around.
It’s nice having a bra that makes me feel a bit more like my former self.
Evelyn is my first baby who was born two days before my 33rd birthday and I am loving motherhood.
Evie was exclusively breastfed and continues to feed now at almost 20 months. I love the body confidence breastfeeding has given me. I never thought I would feel happy flashing a bit of boob or post baby tummy in public but when she needs to feed I am happy to feed wherever I need to and not fussed about who might see.
Feeding Evie has also given me the confidence to do these pics, I never would have done them before!
Charlie is my first child and she is an absolute delight and is absolutely perfect in every way. I’ve been very blessed and breastfeeding has been very easy for me, she puts on more than the recommended weight and I’ve had no problems at all with keeping up with her very big appetite.
I never thought I would post a photo breastfeeding, although I applaud those women who have and have the confidence and strength to attempt to de-stigmatise the outrage over a woman feeding a child in public, in a world that’s still trying to accept women doing one of the most natural and rewarding actions our bodies can perform in feeding a child.