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5 Things I Learnt From My Mum

Hey guys, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I am going to share with you 5 Things I have Learnt From My Mum. 5 Things I learnt from my mum about being an ambitious woman and raising a family. I am the firstborn in my family, and although my mum is married, dad was always working in Africa and we only saw little of him. So yeah, mum pretty much raised us on her own as a ‘single mum’. I have learnt so much from her, it was hard to pick just 5 things. 

Your Family Comes First

As the woman of the house, understand that your presence in the house matters. A house is not a home without a family, a family is not a family without a woman in the house. Women turn the house to a home. It doesn’t matter what you do and before you make any decision, think about your family.

Strength Of A Woman

Women are strong, we give up on so many opportunities that come our way in order to keep your family safe. The society has made it very hard to be yourself, as well as being a ‘good’ mother and wife. As a woman, you should be able to do it all. My mother finds a way to have a night out, comes home to be a wife, a mother, have a career and find time to herself. It is hard but as long as you and your family are well, then you are doing the right thing.

Love Has No Limit (Unconditional)

No matter how old you are, your mother will always cater to you. Honestly, it’s in the DNA, she can’t stop. Yes, there will be some disagreements, tears and separations, but a mother’s love never dies. There will always be a bond between mothers and their children. At the end of the day, she only wants the best for you. If your mother does not love you, who does? Nobody will ever care for you as much as your mother does. 

Keep Your Home Safe

My mother loves her parties – I mean who doesn’t? She loves music, she is a musical artist herself.  One thing I will always admire my mother for is she keeps our home safe. Some people like visitors, hosting parties at their house – every other day or whatever, my mother doesn’t. After a long day at school, trust me, the last thing I needed was to come home to a messy house, the living room stinking of alcohol, the music playing or someone else in the house. No matter what she does outside the house, it always stays there. Growing up was drama-free, peaceful (yet boring as a teenager). Although we had a lot of laughs, we went to parties, gossip about people etc, what made it more special was we were all in the same page and we come home to a peaceful house.

Tradition

The tradition of marriage which we all know is the man of the house go to work and provides for his family, while the woman stays home and look after the children, still stands. I understand women are now using their voice against men to say enough is enough – I support it, I really do. However, it is very important to remember the old tradition because that is what the men would ever only know and that is all they can do. Think about it, can they get pregnant and have a baby after nine months? Can they breastfeed? Can men make a house a home? Us women are stronger than them, we only allow the men to think that they are stronger. 

Mum, I love you. Thank you for everything you have done.

10 Comments

  • Jessica

    Such a great post. I love the keep your home safe. I’m not big into hosting so I resignate with this so much. We host all birthday parties outside our home. And I don’t think I’ll ever do it differently.

  • Doreen

    I love this post and I enjoyed reading it. Mothers are so special and I miss mine today so much! I wish I could call but she went to be with the Lord 19 years ago. She also taught me how to be a strong woman and that family comes first. We may let men think they are stronger than us but the truth is we are definitely stronger than them 😉

  • Julie Plagens

    I am so glad you have a good relationship with your mother. It is definitely not the case with everyone. Mothers are supposed to do all of these things, yet some of them just can’t for one reason or another. Have a Happy Mother’s Day.

  • Lambam

    I love your most and reading through all the amazing things your mum taught you , it makes me remember my mum . Moms are special blessings and am sending my
    Love to your mum.

  • Maria Mason

    All great lessons. Reading the first lesson, I tell my family all of the time that I never make decisions with only myself in mind. Every decision that I make requires me to consider everyone in the household.

  • Lia Petersen

    I love this, I am just now finding out how much my mom has taught me over the years. Mother’s are amazing and when I was little I never wanted to be anything like my mom, now I think I would be lucky to be even a little bit like the mom she was!

  • Candice

    What a great post right before Mother’s Day. It was just my mother and me growing up and like you, I really appreciate how she made my life stable and secure. I hope my own kids feel like this about me one day.
    Candice @littlestepsbighappy.com

  • Vee

    You hit the nail on the head with this one. Women in general are amazing, but there is nothing like a strong role model. Especially in today’s society, we are in need of more courageous women just like mum. Great post and just in time for Mother’s day. Thanks for sharing 😊

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