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8 Tips for Embracing Your Unique Motherhood Journey


You know how we often say that no single person is the same; that each of us is an individual with our own unique personality? Well, the same concept applies to mothers. Every mother is unique, and we should celebrate our differences!

As mamas, it’s normal to do things differently than other mamas. It’s only natural to parent in our own ways. But still, we often find ourselves comparing our parenting styles to others, thinking that we’re not doing things “the right way.” How about we start believing that there is no “right way,” but rather, there’s “our way”? To do so, we’ve come up with 8 tips to help you embrace your motherhood journey. Read on to discover them!

1. Define Your Core Values & Principles

A mother writing down her core values and principles as a guide to defining who she is as a mom.

Defining your cores values and principles will help you build a strong foundation for your motherhood journey. It could be demonstrating love and compassion to your child, fostering creativity, validating their emotions, or using gentle parenting techniques.

Moreover, think about what your priorities are as a mother. It could be being present with your child, or ensuring that you set aside some ‘me’ time.

Defining these core values and principles can guide you on your motherhood journey and help you understand your unique role as a mother.

2. Trust Your Intuition

A mother holding her daughter's hand as to show that she trusts her intuition when it comes to her child.

Your intuition is a powerful tool in making the best decisions for your child.

Within reason, only you know what’s best for your child. Each of our circumstances is unique, and what works for one child might not work for another. Your child is a unique individual with unique needs. If you see other moms parenting in a certain way, but your gut tells you it isn’t right for your child, trust that feeling!

Remember, there is no single right way. There is YOUR way. Trust your instincts. After all, mama knows best!

3. Learn From Experiences & Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life, and they’re certainly a part of motherhood. There’ll be some days where you wish you had done things differently. Just remember that these moments are valuable learning experiences. Motherhood isn’t a skill we acquire overnight; it’s a journey with a steep learning curve. Your experiences and mistakes help you grow and you’ll ultimately understand yourself better as a mom.

4. Build Your Support System

A group of women sitting down, talking, and hugging; as to depict how important a support system is in motherhood.

Building a support system can help us feel more confident in our decisions as mothers and can make us more resilient. When you’re able to create a support system that has your back and will be there to accompany you in your journey. There’s nothing more motivating than having people cheer you on and pick you up when you need it.

5. Embrace Flexibility in Motherhood

Changes are a part of life, especially a mama’s life! And your values and priorities might evolve overtime. And that’s okay. Change is important in order to grow.

You might have preconceived notions of who you’ll be as a mom that don’t quite match reality. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Sometimes, this idea of who we can be just doesn’t suit our particular circumstances. Embrace changes as opportunities to grow into the mother that your child needs and loves.

6. Be Inspired By Other Mamas, But Stay True to Yourself

Two mothers talking over coffee and laughing, depicting inspiration that they pull from each other in their roles as mothers.

Now, I’m not saying to do like other moms. However, it doesn’t hurt to draw inspiration from other mothers! If you admire a certain aspect of another mom’s parenting style, feel free to give it a shot. Remember to set realistic expectations, though. What works for one mother or child might not work for you or your little one.

7. Set Realistic Expectations & Avoid Comparisons

It’s no fun to get too caught up in seeing how other mothers “mother”; getting to a point of feeling like you’re constantly comparing yourself to other moms is detrimental to your mental health.

Try keeping yourself in check. Remember that if one way doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” in motherhood.

8. Prioritize Self-Care & Your Mental Wellbeing

A mother applying face cream with a towel wrapped around her head, depicting that she is taking time to take care of herself.

Self-care is crucial to rejuvenate and wash away the overwhelm that can accumulate in motherhood. Effective self-care practices can help keep your body and mind clear, leaving you feeling refreshed. Looking after your physical and mental health can boost your confidence in your parenting style. As the saying goes, “a happy mom makes a happy child”.

Click here to read our article about ways to practice self-care, specifically for mamas!

In Conclusion

Embracing your unique journey in motherhood is all about trusting yourself, your instincts, and your unique approach. It’s crucial to remember that no two moms are the same and that’s what’s so beautiful about it.

Each of us has our own set of values, principles, and mothering styles that are as distinctive as we are. Instead of comparing ourselves to others, let’s focus on building a strong support system, learning from our experiences, and most importantly, prioritizing our mental wellbeing and self-care. After all, a happy mom does make a happy child.

Remember, there’s no universally “right way” to be a mom. There’s just your way, and that’s the best way for you and your child. So let’s celebrate our uniqueness and embark on this beautiful journey of motherhood with confidence and love.

What’s one special or unique thing that you do as a mama? Comment below!

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