Mom’s Corner: Rediscovering Yourself in the Midst of Motherhood

The metamorphosis into motherhood is profound. As a cocoon nurtures the impending butterfly, so too does a mother nurture her child, sometimes losing herself in the folds of this selfless love. The Mom’s Corner is a place to acknowledge this reality and explore ways to hold onto, or rediscover, your sense of self while embracing motherhood.

1. Rediscover Your Passions

The Power of ‘Before’: Remember the woman you were before motherhood. Were you a painter? Did you love dancing? Find pockets of time to reignite these passions, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

2. Find New Hobbies

Growth in Motherhood: As you evolve in motherhood, new interests may emerge. Whether it’s cooking nutritious baby meals or crafting, find joy in these newfound hobbies.

3. Set Personal Goals

Beyond Motherhood: While setting milestones for your child, set goals for yourself too. Whether it’s reading a certain number of books a year, mastering a skill, or fitness targets, these goals can help maintain a sense of individuality.

4. Connect with Old Friends

Rekindle Bonds: Stay connected with friends from your pre-motherhood days. These interactions can be refreshing reminders of the multifaceted person you are.

5. Seek Personal Time

Recharge: Even if it’s just a 10-minute break with a cup of tea or a short walk, ensure you carve out “me-time”. It’s essential for your mental and emotional well-being.

6. Journaling

Reflect and Dream: Pen down your thoughts, dreams, and experiences. Journaling can be therapeutic and offer insights into your evolving self.

7. Prioritize Self-Care

Well-being Matters: From skincare routines to meditative practices, prioritize activities that make you feel good about yourself.

8. Pursue Professional Ambitions

Work and Worth: If you’re a working mom, or if you’re considering rejoining the workforce, remember that your professional aspirations are valid and achievable.

9. Build Your Identity Outside Motherhood

Diverse Roles: While being a mom is a significant part of who you are, it’s not the only part. Celebrate your identity as a partner, a professional, a friend, and more.

10. Educate Yourself

Continuous Learning: Attend workshops, take online courses, or simply read. Continuous learning can keep you stimulated and add layers to your identity.

11. Travel

Explore the World: If circumstances allow, travel – with or without your child. New experiences can be revitalizing and offer fresh perspectives.

12. Seek and Offer Support

Community: Join mom groups or communities where you can share experiences, get advice, and learn from others. These spaces often help in understanding and rediscovering oneself.

Motherhood, in all its beauty, can sometimes overshadow the myriad dimensions that define a woman. In the Mom’s Corner, we believe that while motherhood shapes you, it doesn’t confine you. Here’s to celebrating every aspect of being a woman and a mother, embracing the complexities and joys of each role. You are more than ‘just’ a mom; you are a universe of experiences, dreams, and aspirations. Cherish yourself!