As a mother you have the power to soothe a crying baby but you’re told that that will create a rod for your own back.
As a mother you have the power to birth your baby with ease but you don’t because you are told that you will suffer and struggle and so you do.
As a mother you have the power to meet your baby’s every need but you don’t because you are told that too many hugs and too much love will spoil them.
As a mother you have the power to role model the life the you want your children to grow up to live but you don’t because you are told that happiness is selfish, living life on your terms isn’t possible and having the things you want is just plain greedy.
As a mother you have the power to change the world but you don’t because you are told that you are just a woman, just a mum, just a nobody.
I’m here today to tell you that you do have the power to do all of these things. It’s always been there inside of you and it always will be. Please look within and find the strength to be the mother your children need, not the mother you are told you should be, not the mother that society portrays as ‘normal’, not the mother that does everything ‘right’.
Look at your children and learn the lessons they teach us. Love them. Hold them. Nurture them. Be kind to them and be kind to yourself, always. Be the person they need you to be and, you never know, the future you dream of for your children may just become a reality. And wouldn’t that be the best thing for them, wouldn’t that be the best thing for the rest of the world?
So, today, if you feel like the world could be a better place, if you feel like a little bit more love is all it needs then start small and dream big. Women are powerful, mothers are strong and we have everything we need to change the world.
Reclaiming your power can start with pregnancy and birth- if you’d like a little helping hand then why not book onto one of our antenatal courses, just click here. Or, if you’ve already had a baby then check out our Motherhood Mindset Mentoring Programme, here. We’d love to help you find that power within.