Hello my lovely readers! I have been thinking a lot about motherhood and how it changed my life forever. I have asked a few of my favorite style bloggers (who are mothers too) to participate in a series discussing their take on motherhood.
The first guest post is by Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion. I have been a fan of her blog for a long time now. She has a timeless sense of style and her polished outfits get me every time. Kim is also a wife, mother to two adorable kids (see below) and a business woman. She does a great job at balancing it all. Here is her take on the meaning of motherhood.
Introduce yourself and describe your motherhood situation
I'm a full-time blogger/stay-at-home mom. I have been married for 15 years & we have two children - my daughter is 11 (going on 16) and my son is 7.
What does motherhood mean to you?
Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It brings both abundant joy & endless fatigue. It is sacrificial love that means putting your children's needs first. It is being a protector, defender, provider, teacher and disciplinarian. It is a role that is full of challenges, but also rich with blessings. No matter what other responsibilities I have, being a mom comes first.
What's your favorite part about being a mother?
Seeing their personalities evolve - it's amazing how completely different my two are from one another. My daughter is outgoing & talkative while my son is more quiet & reserved. It's so fun to watch them develop their own sense of humor, to see the things they are beginning to take an interest in & to hear how they interpret the world around them.
What is the hardest part of being a mom?
Watching my kids struggle. My son was diagnosed with Tourette's last year and seeing him battle it has been one of the hardest things for me as a parent. I wish with all my heart that I could just take it away from him, but I know that he is becoming a stronger person because of it and that it is making him more compassionate towards others who have similar conditions.
What is your number one goal for your children?
To have self-confidence, to feel loved & to be kind. I guess that's more than one thing! :)