A grateful heart is a magnet for miracle’s

The fridge is a place for consistent quotes of inspiration, but every now and then we like to mix it up and today I’m writing thanks to the #rockingmotherhood nomination. Gratitude is something that I try to focus on and much like the quote above I truly believe it is a magnet for magic and miracles.

I was nominated by one of my favourite flowers and bloggers alike Peonie and me although the original idea began with Patricia at White Camellias (So many flowers) as she wanted to focus on the small but great things mother do right day after day.

The rules are pretty simple if you want to join in…

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline, it can be more or less than 10 – it really doesn’t matter)
  • Tag 3-5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMother tag.
  • Grab the badge and add it to your post or sidebar
  • you can also tag @whitecamellias for her to have a read and she’ll even RT for you.

So here goes my magnet list…

  1. I love a label. Since becoming a Mummy with my daughter in 2009 and then her flying off to heaven (she was too precious for this earth) I loved being called Mummy. In fact today Nanny Bonkers popped around and J answered the door (he is 3 years old going on 35), he said “Hi Nanny, i’ll get Lucy for you” (cheeky chops), she corrected him and explained that he was the only little boy in the world that could call me Mummy…and my heart sang.
  2. Working full time. If I have to be away from that little munchkin for more than thirty seconds, its got to be worth while. Since returning to work when he was five and a half months I am career hungry and focused. However, to all parents full time, part time or stay at home we all work around the clock with a house to run, a little human to grow and ‘the career’ so I’m taking a moment to high five myself and salute us all.
  3. Manners don’t cost a thing. He is polite and I work hard to remind him of his pleases and thank you’s. We never leave Nursery, Preschool, family or friends without saying ‘thank you for having me’ and although we occasionally forget in the demands of a drink or snack – Im usually proud. A bonus when you have a teacher for a Mummy means he also tucks his chair under 🙂
  4. Ive never lost me. The hardest part about the label is that growing a demanding tiny human means that identities can get confused and at times lost forever. I am still me, I know myself and I am many things AND a Mummy – not just the later. I think this has served me and kept me sane (…ish)
  5. Coats and accessories. In the rush of the Nursery run, the stampede to the shops or just leaving the house a coat, hat, gloves and all sorts of accessories are usually necessary in the UK (especially in the Summer months). I have a long commute to work which J joins me on and I’m notoriously bad for not wearing a coat myself. HOWEVER I always make sure J has everything he needs, including snacks and back up snacks (I’m growing a human dustbin) as I freeze by his side.
  6. Open loving and kisses. I work with teenagers so I know the cuddles and kisses don’t last forever, Im completely indulging in his squidgy hugs and if like today he is on a playdate and I say I need a kiss, he will drop everything and top me up (usually with a second helping of snot). Im so thankful to be around him and J ‘doggy hugs’ are the best – I’ve no idea why he calls them this, but they make me feel amazing.
  7. Enough already. This may sound cliche but I have recently had to step up the No’s as he demands and pushes the boundaries for what he wants. At times this literally breaks my heart and I have an internal argument with myself – but I NEVER give in, backdown or compromise. I know that with the boundaries in place now he is less likely to grow up to be a complete dick but its a battle for me none the less.

so thats my glass half full and submerged in love…below are some Mums who I think are also rocking it with style and my nominations.

  1. Selena at My Rambling Thoughts (we have an IG gratitude party on Thursday that you need to check out. Join us @fridgesays
  2. Kat at Beau Twins she’s a digital pro and single Mumma to twin future legends.
  3. Rachel is an over sharer and blunt as they come (Which is why I adore her) from Our Rach Blogs
  4. Hayley at Mission Mindfulness a kindred spirit of mine.
  5. Lastly, Hayley from Sparkles and Stretchmarks who frankly has the best blog name EVER.


 

 

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28 thoughts on “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracle’s

    1. Thanks for nominating me. I feel humble and enjoyed doing it. I think I was aware I could get swallowed by the mothership and so pre prepared with a large anchor, if you get what I mean

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  1. Lol! My kids also tuck their chair under (I was a teacher before becoming a SAHM) and people always comment on it! I couldn’t agree more with your last point too. Being a parent is not easy, fun and sweet all the time and like you I believe boundaries are very important to children so they know a) what to expect and b) they can’t have their way all the time. I think you sure are #RockingMotherhood. Thank you so much for taking part.

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  2. Sounds like you are doing really well at balancing life and that is one of the biggest achievements in motherhood. Holding onto you, enjoying working and being Mummy is a skill, well done you and keep it up. #MarvMondays

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  3. I absolutely LOVE your list. And the label one…tugged at my heart my friend. You are so right. I love that even though only one person calls me this name, I’m so so honored and thrilled. I just did a motherhood post and will tag you on there as well. =)

    xoxoxo

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  4. You certainly rock motherhood Mamma – and life in general – as far as I’m concerned. I salute you for full-time teaching, Mummying and blogging. This is a fab list and I love how special that Mummy/Son bond is. I have a confession to make lovely – amongst the madness of Chrimbo I did a Rocking Motherhood post and tagged you in it but I didn’t give you the heads up! Still I love that you’ve tagged me under the category ‘kindred spirit’. Much love xxx

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  5. Love your reasons for #RockingMotherhood. That label is such a special one isn’t it and I’m with you on making the most of all those gorgeous squidgy hugs and kisses for as long as possible. Setting boundaries is so hard at times but so important too. Such a fab list and a lovely tag to take part in. #candidcuddles

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    1. Haha we all love some sparkle it would seem. Yesterday a Dad picked his daughter up from nursery and she handed him a painting, he said ‘oh more glitter’ I was well jel. My son never paints let alone uses sparkle

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  6. Focusing on gratitude really does change our way of thinking & looking at the world. I’m so sorry for your loss lovely. Your little boy sounds so special – I know what you mean about holding onto all of the cuddles because the time does go by fast! Thank you for sharing with us at #candidcuddles

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  7. Oh God I’m the opposite when it comes to snacks. I never have enough. The not growing up to be a dick cracked me up. Well done you mama and thanks for linking this fab post to #candidcuddles Really glad I finally am getting to know your blog!

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