Last Thursday, a friend informed me that Kelly (a mum who writes a blog called “Be a Fun Mum”) is going to be the next guest speaker at MOPS. So I googled Kelly’s blog and it is fantastic. Full of great craft ideas, school holiday ideas and lots of interesting and informative posts relating to kids and being a fun mum! I still have lots more of her posts that I want to read (will take me days) but one of my favourite posts so far is – Don’t be the Mum You’re Not. She talks about how every mum has their own talents and not to compare yourself to other mums or worry if you’re not perfect at everything!
Kelly says, “There are a lot of things that I’m not — and that’s okay. There are a lot of things that I am — and I celebrate it. I embrace the Mum I am, and this has given me so much freedom to just be with my kids, and not worry they are missing out because I don’t often bake with them. It also helps me to step outside of my comfort zone, and investigate different approaches as I parent because I’m not wasting energy on trying to be something I’m not.
I don’t need to be everything for my kids, I just need to love them, be there for them, encourage them and be myself with them. I believe it’s a beautiful thing to share yourself, and live life along side your child.
Being a Fun Mum to me is about accepting weakness, embracing essence, and enjoying moments as they happen.”
Have a look at Kelly’s awesome blog page: